Designing A Legacy: Michael Reid

Michael Reid dances to his own beat. His path led him from Brooklyn, New York to Monterey County, California. He was the first in his family to attend college and earned a BA in psychology, two Masters’ Degrees and a Ed.D. in Neuromotor Development. He has been married to his partner Bill Robnett for 13 years. Read More

Are You Dreading a Return to ‘Normal’? You’re Not Alone.

Ms. Kasai is a novelist. Ms. Ladau is a disability rights activist. Mr. Reid is a retired Episcopal priest. Read More

Housing is the best medicine for seniors, but Monterey County is struggling to build enough. — Monterey County Weekly

Up until just a few months ago, friends Shannon Smith and Doug Sullivan were living out of their car. They are not recent transplants who drifted into Monterey County seeking benefits or handouts – they’re seniors who have lived here for many years and consider this area their home. Read More

Letters to the editor

September 15, 2018 — Monterey County Herald
Where is the housing for the poor at Fort Ord?

It was dramatic to see the executive director of our Fort Ord Reuse Authority, yield a sledge hammer to make way for Campus Town (“Building Demolition Marks Start of Campus Town Work,” Sept. 6). The number of housing units, hotel rooms, youth hostel rooms, retail spaces, restaurants and offices that this 85-acre development proposes to include is impressive. Read More

August 17, 2018 — Monterey County Herald
Grand Jury Reports on Homeless Women

The Fund for Homeless Women hails the Monterey County grand jury report on homeless women. For almost 5 years, the Fund has endeavored to raise public awareness about this growing crisis. Read More

November 16, 2017 — Monterey County Herald
Supervisors Take Bold Step

Cudos to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors for approving two homeless initiatives (County Safe Parking Program, Winter Warming Shelter Get OK, Monterey Herald, November 15). In the absence of affordable housing inventory and other long-term solutions, we must create innovative models that meet the immediate needs of our local residents. Read More

May 13, 2017 — Monterey County Herald
Spirit of collaboration drives foundation’s work

The Board of Directors and staff of the Monterey Museum of Art said “yes” when we approached them with a request to mount an exhibition of photographs taken by women who are homeless on the Monterey Peninsula. Read More

September 9, 2016 — Monterey County Herald
Suspicious Death

Another woman is found dead on the Monterey Peninsula (Body Found in Carmel is Female, August 31). Like the woman found in Laguna Grande Park, and the one discovered close to the Carmel Women’s Club, this death is being connected to “…transients…”, if only because of the open field where her body was located. Read More

May 7, 2016 — Monterey County Weekly
Hope for Housing

Thank you, Monterey County Weekly for your continued effort to advance public awareness about the realities of people who are homeless. Your recent piece on such a woman in Salinas (“Janis Gross,” May 5-11, 2016) offered a succinct and all too frequent story about the plight of women living without adequate shelter and safety. Read More