MONTEREY

Contract for MPC chief approved

Monterey Peninsula College trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a 3½-year contract for incoming President Walter Tribley. He is scheduled to begin service Dec. 17.

His annual salary will be $205,000, minus a 2 percent wage concession for 2012-13, for a total of $200,859. He will receive similar health and other benefits as top administrators, a $625 monthly expense allowance and a $625 car allowance.

SEASIDE

Seaside police offer email alerts

The Seaside Police Department has a new program to send alerts to city residents via email or text message.

Residents can register for the optional service, TipSoft Alerts, at tipsoft.com or www.ci.seaside.ca.us.

"We're constantly searching for ways to improve public safety, and adding this ability to directly alert the public is an essential component to keeping communities safe," Police Chief Vicki Myers said in a news release. "Raising awareness about recent trends and keeping the public informed with relevant information is part of our community policing efforts."

The department already uses TipSoft for the public to submit anonymous tips.

MONTEREY

CHOMP gets 'A' for safety

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula has received an "A" in hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit made up of employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.


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The group uses 26 measures to evaluate a hospital's capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical and medication errors.

MONTEREY COUNTY

PrepNation airs twice on Friday

The next episode of "Herald Live: PrepNation" airs at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday on MCAET.

The show, which looks at high school sports, is also available on Vimeo and YouTube.

MCAET can be seen locally on Comcast Cable Channel 26 and Digital Channel 38.2 in the Salinas/Monterey area, and on Charter Cable Channel 17 in North County.