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FULL-DAY PRESCHOOL IN MARINA

MPUSD now proudly offers a full-day Preschool Program at Marina Del Mar Preschool. In the past the District has run a preschool program that only served low-income families, but starting this school year there will no longer be income restrictions - MPUSD can now welcome ANY child who is 3 years old and potty trained! Program fees depend on your income with free spaces for low-income families and rates of $590 / month for MPUSD staff and $850 /month for non-staff members/community. To apply, complete the Early Childhood Education application packet and submit to www.earlylearningeducation@mpusd.net or drop off in person at Marina Del Mar.

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MST Launches Its latest RealTime Bus Arrival Information

  As of July 24th, MST  installed round RealTime signs at nearly 640 bus stops with information about how to receive next bus arrival information by text message or by phone. All MST bus stops will show a unique 4-digit bus stop number throughout the 294-square mile service area so that riders can text or call MST and receive automated bus arrival information quickly and conveniently.

With MST’s RealTime tools, you can plan your day around your activities and spend less time waiting for your bus. You can check your bus arrival time before you leave home, work, or school, giving you the flexibility to do other things before the bus arrives. Transit riders have two more options in addition to Google Maps and the Transit App (transitapp.com). Now, transit riders can text or call MST and receive automated real-time bus arrival times at any of MST’s more than 1,300 bus stops. 

For more information, please visit www.mst.org/RealTime or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1.


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CENTRAL COAST VETERANS’ CEMETERY

The Central Coast Veterans Cemetery is open but is only able to accept cremated remains for inurnment in columbaria.  This deficiency is to be corrected in Phase 2 of the cemetery which is currently being planned by the California Department of Veterans Affairs.  They have submitted a pre application to the US Department of Veterans Affairs which shows that Phase 2 will cost about $9,200,000.  Based on the data in this application and keeping in mind what was required in Phase 1, they hope to receive a grant of about $6,200,000 from USDVA.  That leaves a deficit of about $3,000,000 which must be raised by the local community before the grant will be approved and construction can begin.  The California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation has approximately $1,600,000 in the bank which means we need to raise at least $1,400,000 before the end of September.  If that money is not available at that time we will be delayed at least another year before we can submit the application for the grant from USDVA.  We not only will be delayed but our current position on the priority list may be jeopardized depending on how the US budget is allocated for the next year. 

If you, your friends or your businesses would like to help please contact the cemetery foundation through www.ccvcf.org or call (831) 218-1780 to get answers to your questions or to donate.  The foundation is a 501 (c) 3 and all donations are tax deductible. 

**IT IS THE LAW**
Marina Municipal Code Section

Chapter 9.14
CURFEW FOR MINORS

Sections:

9.14.010 Loitering during certain hours prohibited—Exceptions.

It is unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen years to loiter, idle, wander or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, wharves, boat landings or other public grounds, public places, public buildings or vacant lots, either on foot or in a vehicle, between the hours of eleven p.m. and five a.m. of the following day, Pacific Standard or Pacific Daylight Time; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent, guardian, or other adult person having the lawful care and custody of the minor, or where the minor is on an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his parent, guardian, or other adult person having the lawful care and custody of the minor. (Ord. 96-25 § 1(21) (part), 1996)

9.14.020 Parents permitting loitering during certain hours prohibited—Exceptions.

It is unlawful for the parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care, custody or control of a minor under the age of eighteen years to permit such minor to loiter, idle or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, wharves, boat landings or other public grounds, public places, public buildings or vacant lots, either on foot or in a vehicle, between the hours of eleven p.m. and five a.m. of the following day; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent, guardian, or other adult person having the lawful care and custody of the minor, or where the minor is on an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent, guardian, or other adult person having the lawful care and custody of the minor. (Ord. 96-25 § 1(21) (part), 1996)

**Each month I will post a relevant section of the Marina Municipal Code. I do this as an attempt to
keep you informed of your rights. Please feel free to express your opinion of the laws by contacting me at: frank@oconnell4us.com

http://www.marina.ca.us

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MST RIDES ADA PARATRANSIT FARES REDUCED

Commencing on Sept. 2, 2017, the fares for people needing to use the
services of the MST Rides ADA paratransit will be reduced as follows:

Trip length:    2.7 mile or less     More than 2.7 but less than 17 miles   17 miles or more
                                                     $1.50                          $2.50                                   $3.50


MARINA WANTS YOU
Commissioners needed.
2018 election: Mayoral position and two council seats.
Why have you not become involved?
Good government requires citizen involvement.
http://www.ci.marina.ca.us

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