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May 19, 2024

Santa pays special visit to King City seniors

Santa Claus paid a special visit to senior residents last Saturday during a spaghetti feed at the Leo Meyer Senior Center in King City. “We fed a lot of people!” said Kim Ruiz of Coast and Valley Properties, which helped make the Dec. 16...

King City Rotary hosts dedication for new student lounge

Rotary Student Lounge
KING CITY — King City Rotary Club hosted a dedication ceremony during its Dec. 6 meeting at Sun Street Centers in King City to celebrate the completion of the Darlene Acosta Youth Center Rotary Student Lounge. The Rotary Clubs from the Salinas Valley and local...

Local leaders celebrate ribbon-cutting of critical roadway safety project south of Salinas

Roadway ribbon cutting
SALINAS — U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta and local leaders recently hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Spence Road Auxiliary Lane Project, a key local infrastructure improvement effort that will enhance both roadway and community safety. The project was funded thanks in part to $1...

King City Police Department offers holiday safety tips

King City Police
KING CITY — Every holiday season there is an uptick in the number of thefts, residential and vehicle burglaries and robberies — this year is no different. “We are already seeing a rise in the number of reported thefts in the City and are sure...

Soccer | South Monterey County teams play final preseason games

Soccer ball sports
SALINAS VALLEY — With Christmas break upon us, the South Monterey County high school soccer teams completed the preseason schedule last week. Every school except for the King City boys’ team will now be off until the first days of 2024. BOYS’ SOCCER The Greenfield High boys’...

Wreaths Across America ceremony in King City honors fallen veterans

Wreaths Across America
KING CITY — A local wreath-laying ceremony for Wreaths Across America Day took place Saturday at King City Cemetery. Several speakers, including Fort Hunter Liggett Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Rupp, King City Mayor Mike LeBarre and event organizer Kathy Imamura, addressed a packed...

Monterey County schools see drop in chronic absenteeism

MONTEREY COUNTY — California Department of Education (CDE) on Oct. 18 publicly released Chronic Absenteeism data, which is a leading indicator of academic success, including standardized test scores and later graduation rates. Students are considered to be chronically absent if they are absent for 10%...

Bob Hoover Academy receives prestigious Golden Bell Award

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE), alongside the Bob Hoover Academy in Salinas, received a top state educational honor for the success of its ongoing partnership in providing Monterey County students with an exciting diploma track program. On Nov. 30, the California...

Football | King City Mustang players earn awards, all-league honors

Mustang football awards
KING CITY — With the high school football season over for the King City Mustangs, the only thing left was to hand out awards to those individuals that had a great year. This past season King City had their ups and downs, but for fans...

Photo | Loaves and Fishes receives toys for youth

Members of Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated recently donated toys to the Loaves and Fishes program to be distributed to children for Christmas. The donations will be handed out during a distribution next week.

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