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SCAR serves up baked potatoes for nearly 200 at Paw-some Party

South County Animal Rescue (SCAR) hosted its annual Paw-some Potato Party last Sunday, Aug. 4, at Bill Ramus Park in Soledad to benefit the volunteer-run organization.

King City in Bloom completes first phase of new historical mural

First phase of King City in Bloom’s “Tribute to Agriculture” historical mural has been artistically created and is now showcased on the west-facing wall of the El Pueblo Market, formerly Fairway Mart, on Broadway Street in downtown King City.

Hartnell College launches student success initiative

Hartnell College is inviting the community to a news conference and celebration tomorrow, Aug. 8, to launch the Salinas Valley Promise scholarship program, the college’s most ambitious student success program ever.

Salinas Valley State Prison inmates donate to veterans group

Veteran inmates at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad recently put on a food drive to raise money for the Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County.

Wahine Project unites local youth with ocean, beach activities

Dozens of South County youth took part in surf and beach soccer camps earlier this month with the Wahine Project at Casa Verde Beach in Monterey.

Mee Memorial Healthcare System to lay off 43 employees

Mee Memorial Healthcare System will lay off dozens of employees next month in an effort to “reduce financial vulnerabilities and keep essential services in the community,” health officials announced last Friday.

Aera Energy food drive yields 14K pounds to local food bank

Local oil company Aera Energy’s annual food drive yielded the equivalent of 14,250 pounds of food this year for the Food Bank for Monterey County.

King City hosts star-spangled spectacle

King City once again kicked off its annual Independence Day celebration early this year with a fireworks show last Wednesday at the Salinas Valley Fair’s Stampede Arena.

California publisher buys King City Rustler

After 23 years of ownership by News Media Corp. of Rochelle, Ill., the King City Rustler has been purchased by a California publisher.

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.