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May 19, 2024

Arts Council for Monterey County launches Youth Poet Laureate program

MONTEREY COUNTY — Arts Council for Monterey County in partnership with Urban Word celebrates local youth poets with the opportunity to serve as the Monterey County Youth Poet Laureate.  Youth poets must submit five original poems for adjudication to determine the Youth Poet Laureate, who...

Algae blooms occurring at Lake San Antonio

MONTEREY COUNTY — Lake San Antonio staff is reporting cyanobacteria blooms occurring at multiple locations near the south shore of the lake in southern Monterey County. Out of an abundance of caution, since it is not currently known if the algae is toxic (cyanotoxin),...

Spring tour to feature historic bridges of South Monterey County

KING CITY — A springtime outing called “The Bridges of Southern Monterey County” is being planned for Saturday, April 22, and will be the featured portion of the San Antonio Valley Historical Association’s (SAVHA) annual spring tour. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30...

Photos | King City’s Dia de los Muertos brings celebration of life and death

King City’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration brought the community together on Sunday to pay tribute to Mexican culture and the arts. The Oct. 29 event began with a parade featuring a procession of Catrinas (elegantly dressed skeletons) on Third...

Local schools to participate in 2024 STEM Education Central Coast Conference

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CENTRAL COAST — Students from South Monterey County will be among this year’s participants at the STEM Education Central Coast Conference, a collaboration between California State University Monterey Bay and University of California Santa Cruz.  The 2024 Conference will bring together formal and informal STEM...

Planning gets underway for South County Family Justice Center

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Community members are invited to attend a strategic planning event for South Monterey County’s Family Justice Center later this month. A team from the Family Justice Center Alliance, a project of Alliance for HOPE International, is helping Monterey County with the planning...

Salinas Ride and Drive Event shines light on EVs

MONTEREY COUNTY — A Ride and Drive Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Salinas Amtrak Station, 11 Station Place, in Salinas. This event, hosted by Ecology Action, highlights electric vehicles (EVs) at all affordability levels and...

Football | King City’s Manriquez has career night with 4 touchdown passes

KING CITY — After failing to score a point in the football game against Stevenson, the King City Mustangs’ young quarterback Junior Manriquez had a career night when they went up against Rancho San Juan last Friday. So far this season, the Mustangs’ offense hasn’t...

Cross Country | King City girls win title as runners qualify for section finals

SALINAS VALLEY — South Monterey County runners placed well at the Pacific Coast Athletic League Cross Country Championships to punch their tickets to the Central Coast Section Championship Meet taking place Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Crystal Springs course in Belmont. At last Saturday’s PCAL...

Community holds prayer vigil for victims of King City mass shooting

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KING CITY — A community prayer vigil for the families of the victims in last Sunday’s deadly mass shooting in King City took place Thursday night at Chalone Peaks Middle School. The March 7 vigil was held inside the multipurpose room at the King City...
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