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BEST OF THE CARMEL POLICE LOG… Sometime four months ago, a dog carrier was taken from the garage of a residence. No suspect information. SHORTCUTS CARMEL CONFIDENTIAL Laguna Seca Raceway a Boon for the County R etired player and former Major League Baseball Manager Dusty Baker and retired Seattle SuperSonic Gary Payton joined current San Francisco 49ers players and coaches for Golden Getaway events at Carmel Valley Ranch in late March. The weekend gathering, which included a casino-style reception, local tours, sports memorabilia auc- tions and presentations by current 49ers team members, raised funds for Bay Area youth and student sports experiences supported by the 49ers Foundation. Sports Stars Come to Carmel M onterey's WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca generated $84.4 million in direct spending during seven major 2018 race events, according to a track-commissioned study conducted by California State University, Monterey Bay and Fairleigh Dickinson University researchers. During the events, the average per-person spend on accommodations, dining, retail purchases, entertainment, trans- portation and the like totaled $690. The track helped generate $6.5 million in county and state taxes across 26 race days. More than 263,880 spectators attended events at the facility, and 79 percent of those spectators traveled from outside of Monterey County. Of the visiting attendees, 81.1 percent plan to return to a race in 2019. The recent study did not incorporate economic impact from track rental days or the annual Sea Otter Classic, which produced additional revenue for the region. California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has earned nearly $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to enhance reading and writing instruction across all majors. The university's Communication Across the Disciplines program was awarded $99,441 under the NEH's Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic- Serving Institutions category. Grant funds will support the three-year Improving Learning and Achievement with Reading/Writing-Enriched Curriculum (RWEC) in the Disciplines project designed to boost educational outreach and expand faculty development opportunities. "We all continue to learn to read and write as we encounter and have to produce new kinds of texts in new situations," says Communications Across the Disciplines associate professor, Nelson Graff. "This project supports faculty in the disciplines as they ref lect on what skilled reading and writing look like in their majors and profes- sions, then scaffolds instruction across their majors to help students develop those skills." Crews from the new Netflix drama "Ratched" reportedly filmed at sites in Monterey and Big Sur in March. The show, which is slated to debut in 2020, takes its inspirations from the 1962 Ken Kesey novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." The movie website IMDB.com lists Sharon Stone, Sarah Paulson, Rosanna 66 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 9 The famous Monterey racetrack, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, features 11 turns over 2.238 miles. The Corkscrew turn drops 5½ stories in 450 feet. Photo: DMT Imaging

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