THE DAY WORKER CENTER OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY CELEBRATES ONE YEAR IN OPERATION THIS MONTH. THE CENTER OFFERS A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO PICKING UP DAY LABORERS ON THE STREET. IN ADDITION, THE CENTER HELPS ENSURE A SAFER, MORE RESPECTFUL WORK SITE FOR THE LABORERS. THEY HOLD CLASSES SUCH AS SAFETY TRAINING, ENGLISH, AND CARPENTRY. ACCORDING TO RECORDS, MORE THAN 300 WORKERS ARE REGISTERED WITH THE CENTER AND MORE THAN 500 EMPLOYERS HAVE HIRED A WORKER AT LEAST ONCE OVER THE PAST YEAR. THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION TO THE CENTER INITIALLY AS SOME LIVE OAK RESIDENTS WERE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES SUCH AS LOITERING, HARASSMENT OF STUDENTS WALKING TO SCHOOL, CRIME, AND TRAFFIC. WHILE THESE ISSUES HAVE NOT BEEN THE REALITY, SOME RESIDENTS STILL BELIEVE THE DAY WORKER CENTER SHOULD BE IN A MORE COMMERCIAL AREA AS CROWDS OF DAY LABORERS STILL FREQUENT RIVER ST IN SANTA CRUZ AND 41ST AVENUE IN SOQUEL/CAPITOLA.

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TODAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 15TH IS THE DEADLINE FOR FILING STATE AND FEDERAL TAX RETURNS. LOCAL TAX PREPARERS WARN PROCRASTINATORS THAT THE I-R-S DOES NOT CONSIDER “HAVING TROUBLE PULLING TOGETHER DOCUMENTS” AS A VALID REASON FOR NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES. EVEN IF YOU FILE FOR AN EXTENSION, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND PAYMENT TOMORROW WITH YOUR REQUEST. MANY PREPARERS ON THE CENTRAL COAST WILL HAVE EXTENDED HOURS IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE. CONTACT PREPARERS DIRECTLY TO FIND OUT HOURS OF OPERATION AND AVAILABILITY OF STAFF. IF YOU ARE MAILING YOUR RETURN, MOST LOCAL POST OFFICES WILL HAVE NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, HOWEVER THE LUNDY LANE BRANCH IN SAN JOSE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P-M.
THE I-R-S EXPECTS 35 MILLION RETURNS TO BE FILED IN THE LAST REMAINING DAYS AND ANOTHER 12 MILLION WILL REQUEST A SIX MONTH EXTENSION.

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A NEW PROGRAM IN SALINAS WILL TEACH GIRLS AGES 7 TO 13 THE JOYS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING. LITTLE BELLAS CO-FOUNDERS, OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN BIKER LEA DAVISON AND HER SISTER SABRA, WILL EXTEND THEIR PROGRAM (ORIGINALLY STARTED SEVEN YEARS AGO AND INTRODUCED TO THE CENTRAL COAST DURING THE SEA OTTER CLASSIC.) LOCAL BRIANNE SPIERSCH WILL BRING HER EXPERIENCE WITH THE NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CYCLING ASSOCIATION TO THE PROGRAM AS CHAPTER DIRECTOR. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PARENTS IN SALINAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT LITTLE BELLAS DOT COM.

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