The Art of Relevance

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Thanks for your support of ACE

Yesterday, as I entered the work area at the Salinas Buddhist Temple, the spicy scent of marinated tri-tip from Star Market wafted through the room from the grill outside, making me hungry. Large paper bags were already lined up on the long tables, waiting for us to place the meals inside. Outside on the patio, Ken, Larry, Herb, Cathy, and Mel were bantering about baseball while … Continue reading Thanks for your support of ACE

Strategic Planning Retreat

Earlier this year ACE received a strategic planning grant from the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Yesterday, Dec. 5, we had the first of two retreats; this one focused on broad themes: our vision, mission, and priorities. It was a resounding success. Thanks to our consultant Nicole Young for her expert guidance and facilitation, to the members who attended the retreat, to the Buddhist Temple … Continue reading Strategic Planning Retreat

Lola Jane at the Salinas Asian Festival

If you attend the Salinas Asian Festival events, you know that they take place at the Filipino Community Center, the Confucius Church, Japanese Buddhist Temple, Republic Cafe, and at other venues on Soledad Street. At the Filipino Community Center, you’ll often see the Native Leaf booth, where Jane V. features beautiful Fair Trade woven bags and other items from the Philippines. She recently wrote about … Continue reading Lola Jane at the Salinas Asian Festival