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Casino Night raises $26K for Rancho Cielo Youth Campus

More than $26,000 was raised last Friday during the Fifth Annual Casino Night benefitting Rancho Cielo at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City.

Saturday night slam

A near capacity crowd could be found last Saturday at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City, where Pro Wrestling Revolution took over the Expo Building.

Salinas Valley Half Marathon returns this year

It’s been two years since the running of the Salinas Valley Half Marathon, a scenic 13.1-mile run through the vineyards and rich agricultural lands of “Steinbeck country.” The event returns Aug. 5.

Assemblymember Caballero opens satellite office in Soledad

Assemblymember Anna Caballero has officially opened office hours at the Soledad Fire Department Office on Monterey Street.

Door to Hope offers playgroups every Wednesday for families

Door to Hope in collaboration with ACTION are bringing services to King City. The office is located at 200 Broadway St., Suite 76, in the same shopping center as the movie theater.

Youth learn about gang violence at annual summit in Salinas

The annual Gang Prevention Summit on Jan. 26 featured many speakers from law enforcement and from the Boys and Girls Club. This year there was also a special speaker, Juan “Johnny” Gomez, who was present when two of his relatives were victims of gang violence.

Local law enforcement takes part in annual Torch Run

King City and Greenfield police departments participated in carrying the Special Olympics Northern California’s “Flame of Hope” through their respective cities last week for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

South County Activities & Events

Activities, meetings and events happening in the South County area, including King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales.

Gonzales student meets with state leaders

Gonzales High School senior Cindy Aguilar recently met with Tony Thurmond, the new state superintendent of public instruction, to speak with him about mental health services for high school students.

Catalyst String Quartet hosts workshop for students

The young string students of Youth Music Monterey County’s South County Strings program will participate in a workshop presented by the regarded Catalyst String Quartet on Friday, April 7.