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Making a Difference: Butterfly Education

According to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, a species, native to the central coast, is threatened. But one volunteer is reaching new heights to educate the community. Here's more in today's making a difference.

Kids learn how to code

CoderDojo program preps kids for technology careers

Hartnell College teams up to offer Saturday classes to help young kids on coding.

Marc Flores heads to Spring Training

King City kid heading to spring training to play for Chicago White Sox

A shot to play Major League Baseball is rare, but it's even more rare to meet a player from the Central Coast with that opportunity.

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Dear Jon: Taking back your old medications

Recent studies have found household medicines are ending up in our lakes and streams and that's raising questions about the quality of our drinking water. Rosa from Watsonville sent me note, “Dear Jon, I have a lot of old meds that I'd like to get rid of, but I don't know where to take them. Where do I go?

Washington State family found in Aptos

WA mother arrested for fighting cops pleads not guilty

Santa Cruz County Superior Court said mother Erica Carey will appear in court Monday morning for arraignment.

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Making a Difference: Arts in the Classroom

Samantha Patterson loves her music class. Since the start of the year, she and her classmates have practiced playing the cello and the violin. The class is part of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District's Curriculum.

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Dear Jon: Common Core Standards presents a challenge for parents

The new Common Core Standards being used in schools have been in place for over a year now. But parents are saying the real challenge has been dropped in their laps. Stacie from Capitola email me, “Dear Jon, my child is learning differently than how I was taught. What can I do as a parent to help my child with homework?”

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Greenfield students learn from Honduras kids using Skype

Monterey County believes the future of our billion-dollar agriculture industry can be found right here on the Central Coast and abroad.

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