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89 new US citizens sworn in at South County ceremony

The United States welcomed 89 new citizens into the country last Thursday during a swearing-in ceremony at Fairview Middle School in Gonzales.

Seaside courthouse ranked higher than Greenfield’s

A local delegation of South County officials attended a public meeting Aug. 29 in San Francisco to receive information they already knew was coming.

Work begins on next phase of Yanks Air Museum

After at least six years of stalling, construction for the Yanks Air Museum has restarted in Greenfield.

Youth learn about government through Young Legislators Program

School is back in session, but over the summer a few select students learned about the workings of local government through Sen. Anna Caballero’s 2019 Young Legislators Program, and now the South County youth will be sharing their experience with their respective cities.

Homelessness increases in South County, report shows

The number of homeless individuals living in Monterey County decreased during a two-year period, according to a new count released Aug. 22; however, that number increased in the four South County cities.

Grass fire injures 3 firefighters near Greenfield

A 37-acre vegetation fire near Greenfield injured three firefighters who were battling the blaze Sunday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.

Hartnell College provides update on expansion

Students, nonprofits, elected officials and citizens gathered in a meeting room at the South County YMCA in Soledad Aug. 22 to hash out which educational programs and services they wanted for the upcoming Hartnell Community College facilities.

Nurses demand answers over recent hospital layoffs

A group of registered nurses at Mee Memorial Hospital hosted a vigil last Monday evening to pay tribute to their colleagues who were recently laid off at the facility and alert the community about administrative changes they say are putting patient care at risk.

King City residents unite against crime

National Night Out returned to the King City Fire Station last Tuesday, bringing the community together with police officers, firefighters and city employees for one night to build relationships and stand united against crime.

South County students start school year with fresh kicks

Hundreds of Soledad students started the 2019-20 school year this week with a brand new pair of shoes, thanks to a grant from My New Red Shoes.