Baby Maytte is county's 2013 first born
The first baby born this year in Monterey County came six minutes into the new year at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.
The girl, Maytte Arciga Fernandez, weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
Mother Marisol Fernandez, of Soledad, and daughter connected with the father, Ernesto Fernandez, via Apple's FaceTime mobile application.
The father is a dentist practicing in Mexico, the hospital said.
World Affairs Council holds Mideast seminar
The World Affairs Council will hold a discussion group on "Should the United States Put Boots on the Ground (again) in the Middle East?" at 4p.m., Jan. 14, in room 102 at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St.
For information, see www.wacmb.org
Ancestor genealogy conference is Jan. 26
The 32nd annual Ancestor Roundup Genealogy Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Family History Center and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1024 Noche Buena St.
Keynote speaker is genealogist Karen Clifford. The conference features more than a dozen instructors.
Cost of $30 includes lunch and early registration is due Jan. 15.
For information and to register, call Serita Sue Woodburn at 899-2121, or email email@example.com.