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Beth Peerless, Where it's at: Together again, in musical spirit

The stories of famous couples throughout time historically are written by biographers or others coming to it from the outside looking in. So it’s unique to have the couple themselves be the ones to tell the story.

And so it is with the “recorded storybook” romance between Judy Collins and Stephen Stills, two musicians whose careers were on overdrive to stardom when they dovetailed for a short time in the late 1960s.

Helen Rucker to host voter registration party in Seaside

Seaside >> Community activist, public servant, and long-time Seaside resident, Helen Rucker, is set to host a voter registration party next week.

“I just want to call attention and bring awareness so people don’t forget how important it is to be registered and to vote,” said Rucker.

The Voter Registration Party will be held on Oct.

Monterey County Stand Down for Homeless Veterans this weekend at Fairgrounds

Monterey >> The biennial event sponsored jointly by the United Veterans Council of Monterey County and the Veterans Transition Center in Marina, that aids homeless veterans, families, children, and even pets, will be hosted at a new location this year.

The Monterey County Stand Down for Homeless Veterans will be held from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey.

Former ambassadors among speakers at Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival

Pebble Beach >> A pair of former ambassadors who served in nations with contentious relationships to the United States will be among the speakers at this weekend’s Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival.

Past speakers at the festival include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Monterey event planned in support of Dr. Blasey Ford on eve of testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee

Monterey >> Local activists, allies, and champions for sexual assault survivors will gather to show support and solidarity for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and for all those who have survived traumatic sexual events at a gathering in Monterey on Wednesday.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Window on the Bay, the “We Believe Dr.

Steven Merrell, Financial Planning: Six habits for financial freedom

By Steven Merrell

Financial Planning

Have you ever wondered what allows some people to become wealthy, while other equally talented and well-positioned people just get by? Certainly, luck plays a role. However, as Ernest Hemingway said, we tend to make our own luck. Here are six habits than can help you enjoy the blessing of financial freedom.

Dedication ceremony of former Rancho Cañada Golf Course land on Friday

Carmel >> Marking another milestone in the transition from private to public use, the land formerly known as Rancho Ca#xf1;ada Golf Course, but which is now the new Palo Corona Regional Park, will be dedicated, and the partnerships that made it possible celebrated, at an event this week, the land’s stewards announced.

Councilwoman, city manager seek to clarify as Seaside investigates

Seaside >> As the dust settles after last week’s Seaside City Council meeting where the public loudly voiced its opinion on two issues surrounding Councilwoman Kayla Jones, and accusatory fingers were pointed at City Manager Craig Malin, both recently responded . sort of.

Seaside is launching two independent investigations and audits into claims of sexual harassment on the council and possible expenditure irregularities involving Jones.