New juvenile hall plans to be unveiled Monday

Probation officials will hold an open house for the public Monday to unveil plans for a new juvenile hall.

The county has received a state grant of $35million to replace the existing 50-year-old hall, and plans for the new 150-bed facility include program space, safety improvements and room for visitation and behavioral health services, county officials said.

The open house takes place 4 to 6 p.m. at the Silver Star Resource Center, 855 E. Laurel Drive, Bldg. H, Salinas.

Held next to the proposed site for the new facility, the event will include a tour, presentation and maps and renderings of the new structure.


New LandWatch policy guide released

LandWatch Monterey County has released the second edition of its "Land Use and the General Plan: A Best Policies Guidebook."

The publication outlines innovative land-use policy ideas based on current population and growth patterns in Monterey County.

To download the guidebook, see For paper copies, call the LandWatch office at 759-2824.


Councilman Haffa speaks Monday

Monterey City Councilman Alan Haffa will speak at the annual meeting of the New Monterey Neighborhood Association at 7 p.m. Monday at Hilltop Park Center, 871 Jessie St.

Improvement projects that benefit the community will be selected.


For information, call 649-6935.