Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged. The Read with Monterey County Free Libraries literacy program is seeking volunteer literacy tutors to provide one-to-one help for people learning to read, write, speak and understand English. Thursday in the Seaside Library Homework Center, 550 Harcourt Ave., Seaside. A project to construct curb ramps, sidewalks and modify traffic signals and lighting on Highways 1 and 68 will begin Monday. Completion is expected by February 2016. Motorists are advised to drive with caution.
It is part of a proposal to create a new drinking water source for the Peninsula and expansion of farmland irrigation through the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project. The groundwater replenishment project still needs a final water purchase agreement and approval by the state Public Utilities Commission to provide 3,500 acre-feet of potable water per year as a supplemental source for the Peninsula water supply project to California American Water's desalination plant. Jim Johnson can be reached at 726-4348.