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September 19, 2020

WESTERN CHIC

Once again living up to its name, the 2019 South County Trashion Show brought more than 20 of the “trashiest” designs straight out of the Old West and onto the runway.

Payless to shutter all stores

Payless ShoeSource will close all 2,500 of its North American stores, including the King City location, in the coming months after the company filed for bankruptcy protection this week.

Legion of Honor

In a ceremony Feb. 12 at the French Consulate in San Francisco, Dr. Duane Hyde — a longtime resident and family doctor of King City — was recognized for his service in World War II with the Legion of Honor medal, France’s highest order of merit for military and civil awards.

Feedback sought on express bus study

New routing options that would speed up bus service between Salinas and South County are being considered by Monterey-Salinas Transit.

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.

Nearly full year without a shooting in King City

It’s been nearly a full year without a shooting in King City, and local officials recently praised the city’s overall reduction in violent crime and other achievements in 2018 at the annual State of the City Address.

Local art champions awarded at annual gala

The 14th Annual Champions of the Arts Gala recently honored former King City resident Hector Dionicio Mendoza and longtime Greenfield volunteer Silka Saavedra, among others, for their contributions to the local arts community.

Soledad ranks among safest cities in California

The City of Soledad was once again listed among the top 50 safest cities in California, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s recently released “The Safest Cities in California 2019” report.

South County Animal Rescue hosts first Sweetheart Tea Party

A tea party took over the King City Recreation Center as South County Animal Rescue hosted its first Sweetheart Tea and Silent Auction last Saturday in King City.

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.