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February 28, 2024

South Monterey County’s first inclusive park to open Saturday

SOLEDAD — City of Soledad will host a grand opening for the much-anticipated Orchard Lane Park on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. The park, which has been under construction for more than a year, will be the first of its kind in South Monterey...

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca shines after improvement projects

SALINAS — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca celebrated the completion of the most extensive capital improvement project in more than two decades after a $20 million and eight-month renovation and beautification project concluded. Elected officials, county staff, invited business leaders and WeatherTech Raceway staff participated July...

Lecture, video presentation to feature ‘Bridges of Southern Monterey County’

MONTEREY — The Monterey History and Art Association will be hosting a lecture and video presentation at Casa Serrano in Monterey on Tuesday, Aug. 15, starting at 1:30 p.m. The topic is “The Bridges of Southern Monterey County,” featuring speakers John and Karen Jernigan of King City...

Monterey County downgrades algae bloom warning at Lake San Antonio

BRADLEY — County of Monterey Public Works, Facilities and Parks is changing warning signs at Lake San Antonio from “DANGER” to “CAUTION” regarding blue-green algae in lake waters. Staff collected water samples from Lake San Antonio North and South Shores on July 27. On Aug....

Monterey County program allows paramedics to help combat opioid epidemic

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has announced the launch of a new program, in partnership with Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, to expand buprenorphine distribution by emergency responders to reduce opioid overdoses. “In response to the ongoing narcotic epidemic, Monterey County has...

Cota joins South Monterey County Joint Union High School District

KING CITY — The start of a new school year Wednesday comes with new leadership at South Monterey County Joint Union High School District (SMCJUHSD), as Caroline Cota steps in as superintendent. Cota, who began her new position this past April, brings 25 years of...

AmeriCorps members honored at end-of-service ceremony

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) recently honored all AmeriCorps members who completed their 2022-23 service year. County Superintendent of Schools Deneen Guss, Director of Leadership and School Systems Roberto Nunez, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator Lauren Patron-Castro and prior Program Development and Retention...

King City teen wraps summer internship with trip to DC

KING CITY — King City High School senior Alan Alcaraz was one of two local teens selected as the 2023 Bank of America Student Leaders in Monterey County, partaking in an eight-week paid summer internship providing first-hand work experience to high school students. As part...

Rep. Panetta convenes veterans community to highlight anniversary of PACT Act

MONTEREY COUNTY — U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta convened members of the veterans community for a panel discussion marking the first anniversary of the Honoring Our PACT Act, landmark legislation that for the first time ensured veterans exposed to toxic substances during service get the...

King City Mustangs’ dual-sport athlete readies for upcoming season

KING CITY — In the summer when athletes are out of season, the majority of them find themselves on a trip to improve their skill in their respective sport. For some youth, travel ball will take them up to their season. But for King City...
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