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Tickets On Sale Now! Join Us On January 24th 2019… For a Presentation by Renowned Journalist and Author Steve Lopez – Mr. Lopez Meets Mr. Ayers: Exploring Mental Illness and Homelessness

Interim is bringing renowned author and Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Lopez to the Monterey Bay.

Monterey, CA, December 13, 2018 – Interim is bringing renowned author and Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Lopez to the Monterey Bay. Join us for this engaging community presentation – Mr. Lopez Meets Mr. Ayers: Exploring Mental Illness and Homelessness.

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Steve has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and is a three-time Pulitzer finalist for commentary.

Steve is also famous for his popular novel, The Soloist, which was turned into a movie starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Soloist is a true story of the unlikely friendship between Nathaniel Ayers and Steve Lopez, which began when he spotted Ayers, who he learned was homeless and living with schizophrenia, playing a two-string violin on skid row in Los Angeles.

About the Event:

Steve Lopez will talk about his experiences and insights, with an emphasis on homelessness and the mental health system of care. Steve will also talk about his friendship with Nathaniel Ayers. A casual reception for all event attendees will follow the presentation. Includes light refreshments. Steve will be signing copies of his book, The Soloist!

When: January 24, 2019, 7-9 PM

Where: Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940

General Admission: $30

Sponsorships (see details below): $250-$2500

Online Tickets or Sponsorships: Eventbrite

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Phone Registration, Sponsorships or Other Questions: contact Our Development Officer, (831) 649-4522, ext 205

Event Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors!


Wald Ruhnke and Dost Architects

Suhr Risk Services


Alexander and Maryn Ljubimow

Bill Pardue and Barbara Mitchell

MidPen Housing

John Stafsnes and Iathan Annand

Fenton & Keller

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Weisshahn

Each Mind Matters


The Nunez Company

Fran Baca

Wayne and Maureen Lavengood

Renee and Richard Kezirian

Suzanne Taunt

Sheila Holmes


Philip Bhaskar, D.MD. Monterey Oral Surgery

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Cohn

Anastacia Wyatt

Jocelyn Brady

Judith Ritchey

About Interim, Inc.

Interim, Inc. is the only agency in Monterey County that provides affordable housing, residential treatment, social support, homeless outreach and support, family outreach, and supported education and employment services for adults who have serious mental illnesses.

Our mission is to provide services and affordable housing supporting members of our community with mental illness in building productive and satisfying lives.

We believe that housing, healing, and hope are a path to mental health.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Former Inmate Turns Entrepreneur – Jason Breedlove Founded Breedlove Publishing LLCBreedlove

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Portland, OR (USA), Thursday – January 05, 2012 — Former Inmate Turns Entrepreneur. Jason Breedlove Founded Breedlove Publishing LLC and Just Released His Third Book, a Collection of Fictional Short Stories.Jason Breedlove, 35, spent his twenties as an active alcoholic/drug addict. His times of sobriety were spent in an Iowa correctional facility, making visits on three separate occasions for a total of six years. After being released in 2008 he moved to Portland, Oregon and set out to break the chains of recidivism.

His third book, titled Hole, is a collection of fictional short stories ( http://www.jasonbreedlove.info ) dealing with urban life. Issues included are drug addiction, homelessness and mental illness. The cover of the book depicts a chilling hole in the ground, a mound of dirt and a gravestone bearing the author’s name.

Mr Breedlove has spent his life playing the role of class clown. Where school teachers tried to instill a lesson of the trait being wrong, life in prison showed deep appreciation for his sense of humor. In 2002 he started writing down his antics. Some of his funniest work can now be found in the Breedlove Calendar Quotes app on the Android Market. It syncs with the user’s Google Calendar and fits on one of the device’s homescreens.

Press & Media Contact:
Jason Breedlove
Breedlove Publishing LLC
Portland, OR – USA