The calculated volume loss of the dune in southern Monterey Bay during the 1997–98 El Niño winter was 1,820,000 m 3 , which is almost seven times the historical annual mean dune erosion of 270,000 m 3 /yr.
The integrated anomaly was calculated from the record and reveals regime shifts in Monterey Bay that occurred in 1929, an event that was apparently regional in scale, reflecting a transition from unusually cold to warmer conditions, and the regime change in the PDO that occurred in 1976.
Something else that comes along with bloated corporate ownership is bloated staff. It’s wasteful but may be necessary to keep up with the record-keeping and regulatory demands of a big corporation. Where I am now we have four staff who are seldom involved in direct patient care: the owner, the administrator, the cleaning person and the gardener. At The Other Place most of the common areas are filled with offices. There is the executive director plus people in charge of the business office, sales, assisted living, intermediate memory care, health services, activities, food service, maintenance, and reception. Many of these have their own staff. Every two months or so a carload of impeccably dressed executives descends on the managers and hovers over them making sure every procedure is carried out according to the corporate book. I’m sure the regional managers fly back to headquarters every so often for some of the same treatment. Almost lost from sight are the five or so caregivers themselves.
While you’re in Monterey County for the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference, please take time to enjoy the carefully preserved beaches, redwood forests, vineyards and farms. We also encourage you to extend your stay and venture out to enjoy the eco-friendly lifestyle along the rest of California's , such as Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties to the south and Santa Cruz County to the north. For more information go to .
In general, halal is a term to describe permissible lawful practices in accordance with the Quran while haram means forbidden and unlawful practices (Encyclopedia of Islam 2009).
It is difficult to write a general article about the need for assisted living or the experience of residing in such a facility because there is no federal standard. It has been left to each state to create its own definitions and requirements. In some states such as California, assisted living facilities may approach the level of skilled nursing in the amount of care they are allowed to provide. In other states assisted living can only provide minimal assistance with activities of daily living. For those states with more restrictions, skilled nursing may be the only option. Of course that means more expense and less freedom.
This new avocation gave me such pleasure and added so much meaning to my life that I had to share the news. I talked to members of our local Myositis Association (TMA) support group and they encouraged me to take my message to the national conference that was coming up in Houston. This was in 2003. The organizers of the conference also encouraged me and gave me a booth where I could display several paintings and hand out literature.
And Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch says “There are also concerns about genetically weaker hatchery fish interbreeding with and threatening the viability of wild populations.” One of these methods is called bag-and-rack....
I can’t have my old room back with its gorgeous view, but they are doing all they can to make me comfortable in a different arrangement. I will be occupying two rooms that were recently constructed as part of an overall improvement project. (You can see them in the background of the photograph.) In a few weeks, once I am settled, I will share some of the insights I have gained into the big business side of assisted living. One little preview – – instead of a family–owned chain of facilities, I have actually been living in a real estate investment trust, VENTAS, comprising many hundreds of properties, each being run by property management firms, with the primary emphasis on returns to investors. Exactly what that means to the residents, and the hard-working caregivers who serve them, will be the subject of my next blog post.
Thanks to California’s leadership in conservation and sustainable practices, these natural wonders are protected for future generations – not only in terms of leisure enjoyment, but for maintaining jobs, unique community cultures and economic prosperity for the Golden State.
Monterey County highlights everything that's best about California. From Monterey's hotels and seaside restaurants to the Salinas Valley's hillside vineyards, from Big Sur's redwood groves to Salinas' old-fashioned rodeo, Monterey has a feast of fun just waiting to be sampled.
Although the long-term increase in SST at Pacific Grove appears to be consistent with global warming, the integrated anomaly suggests that temperature increases in Monterey Bay have occurred rather abruptly and thus it becomes more difficult to invoke the global warming scenario.
Trip has degrees from Yale and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he clerked for a federal district judge from 1980-82. He then practiced law in Raleigh, NC, from 1982 until 1997, in a litigation firm emphasizing civil rights, employment, environmental, and toxic tort cases. In 1998, he joined the Southern Environmental Law Center and became Director of that organization's Carolinas Office. Both in private practice and at SELC, Trip has handled a variety of environmental cases and cases involving access to the courts. He was named North Carolina's "Air Conservationist of the Year" in 1996 and has taught Environmental Justice as a visiting scholar at Duke University.