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Weed control effort seeks to curb virus threat for Salinas Valley’s lettuce

Salinas Valley lettuce
SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County has enacted a mandatory abatement program for select weeds as part of an effort to contain the impatiens necrotic spot virus, or INSV, which has severely impacted the region’s lettuce crop in recent years. Officials are urging residents who notice...

King City Loaves and Fishes hands out toys

Loaves and Fishes
KING CITY — King City Loaves and Fishes handed out toys to more than 100 children on Dec. 22. The toys were donated by members of the Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated and Aera Energy. The program was fortunate to have J.W. Paine volunteer to...

Monterey County awarded grant for drugged driving awareness campaign

County of Monterey
MONTEREY COUNTY — County of Monterey Health Department’s Public Health Bureau is the recipient of a $210,799 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to support the Public Health Cannabis Education Program. Grant funds will support the expansion of drugged driving prevention messages through...

2023 Year In Review | A look back at King City area’s top stories that shaped the past year

Year In Review
As a new year begins, the staff at King City Rustler compiled a few of the top stories that defined the South Monterey County community over the past year. Here’s a brief look at the Year In Review for 2023: JANUARY 2023 Storms cause havoc Severe winter...

California bills for affordable housing, reproductive rights and mental health take effect in 2024

Law judge court
CALIFORNIA — In partnership with the Legislature, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed landmark legislation over the past year to support reproductive rights, increase affordable housing, hold Big Oil accountable and protect the safety, health and well-being of all Californians. “California is more than just a...

King City 4-H, FFA partner on industrial arts project

King City 4-H FFA
KING CITY — King City Rural 4-H recently collaborated with King City High School FFA to offer an industrial arts project for its members for the first time. This rare collaboration included help from KCHS ag teacher Blaise Chaney, who opened up the school’s state-of-the-art...

King City Police Department plans DUI Checkpoint for Thursday

King City Police DUI
KING CITY — King City Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. at an undisclosed location within King City. DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose...

Operation Santa brings bliss to nearly 500 families in South Monterey County this holiday

Operation Santa
KING CITY — Santa’s arrival by helicopter brought joy to hundreds of families from South Monterey County this Christmas, as he and a team of helpers delivered gifts and other goodies to their smiling faces. Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez and California Water Service once...

California family secures 140-year ranching legacy by conserving their ranch near Gabilan Range

Silacci Ranch
SALINAS VALLEY — California Rangeland Trust has announced the conservation of the 9,400-acre Silacci Ranch in San Benito and Monterey counties. The project was completed by the Rangeland Trust with funding from the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), the California Strategic Growth Council’s Sustainable Agricultural...

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...
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