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Free Tax Help in Monterey County 03-05-21 05:35 DC

The United Way in Monterey County is again offering free tax help to residents this year. And there is a new option for online help because of COVID-19.

United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service has IRS-trained volunteers offering free tax prep for families and individuals for free. Participants must have earned less than $57,000 in 2020.

In 2020, United Way in Monterey County filed almost 2,000 tax returns in their 11th year of services.

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Vaccines for Daycare Providers and Teachers on Thurs 03-05-21 05:30 DC

Teachers and daycare providers now have their  COVID-19 vaccines thanks to the Thursday clinic at Natividad Hospital. The Salinas hospital says 589 people appeared for their vaccination appointments, including early childhood educators.

As many schools prepare to reopen certain grades, the Center for Disease Control states the chances for virus spread at schools are low with less than 10 percent of United States COVID-19 cases being among children and teens. However, parents and staff remain concerned.

 

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Sutter Health Gets 3,800 New COVID Vaccines 03-04-21 18:00 DC

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency announced Thursday that they have provided Sutter Health with 3,800 COVID-19 vaccines.

Communications manager Jason Hoppin said they turned over the vaccines for local residences so they will not miss out on those appointments.

Sutter health had been searching for enough COVID-19 vaccines to provide second doses for thousands of people whose appointments were canceled or might have been.

 

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Monterey's Finance Director 03-05-21A 06:03 S.S.

Monterey city's Finance Director is leaving to work for the city of Milpitas. Lauren Lai, who started with Monterey in 2018, led the city through what is believed to be the worst of the fiscal collapse of the current Pandemic. She is well respected by those in city governance for many things, not the least of which is her ability to 'express complex financial issues in a concise way, making them easily understandable'.

 

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1st Play At Monterey H.S. 03-05-21A 05:23 S.S.

The Drama Club at Monterey High School will be performing 2 different plays outside in the coming weeks. They plan to perform "The Outsider" March 13th and 14th, and the "Complete Works Of Shakespeare" on March 20th. Attendees will be able sit in their cars and watch as the plays are conducted on Monterey High School's lower field. The dialogue from the socially distanced actors will be audible on a radio channel. More information on these performances can be found on the website for Monterey High School.

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