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Deputy on horseback stops fleeing suspect in King City

KING CITY — While at the Salinas Valley Fair on May 19 at about 7:30 p.m., a Monterey County Sheriff’s Office deputy assigned to the Mounted Horse Patrol observed a physical fight outside the fairgrounds in King City between what appeared to be teenage...

King City woman who killed teen in 2013 granted parole

KING CITY — California Board of Parole Hearings has granted parole and a future release date to Angela Zuniga, who was convicted of second-degree murder of a Salinas teenager in 2013. Zuniga, of King City, was 21 years old at the time of the commission...

Salinas Valley athletes represent at college track finals

SALINAS VALLEY — As high schoolers are gathering for the 2023 Central Coast Section (CCS) trials and finals, their college counterparts gathered for the Northern California Community College Track and Field Championships just last week on May 12.  Hartnell College has, and always will be, a school full of...

King City welcomes new police leadership team

KING CITY — Police chiefs of King City’s past, Keith Boyd and Robert Masterson, gathered with the town’s newest Chief of Police James Hunt during his swearing-in ceremony May 9 inside the Council Chambers. Hunt took over the position from Boyd — now undersheriff...

Softball | King City Mustangs head to playoffs

KING CITY — After suffering a knee injury last fall, the status of King City High all-league softball player Lisa Villanueva and how she would be when she returned have been answered — as she has dominated since bouncing back. With their season on the...

Renovation to temporarily close King City Pools

KING CITY — The dive pool at the King City Pool Facility will be undergoing a major renovation that will impact the 2023 King City Pools summer season. Over the past several years, the dive pool has experienced de-lamination of the pool floor and walls,...

King City police arrest 19-year-old for shooting that injured juvenile

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KING CITY — Through continuing investigation, King City Police Department detectives identified several subjects as persons of interest in the April 15 shooting of a juvenile in the 600 block of Bishop Street in King City. On May 11, KCPD officers, along with assistance from...

Popnoe-Presley engagement announced

Jeff Popnoe and Shari Schmidt of Bitterwater, Calif., proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Popnoe to Chris Presley. Melissa was raised in Truckee, Calif., but spent many vacations visiting her grandparents Jeff and Jean Schmidt on their Bitterwater ranch. Melissa graduated from Truckee...

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley kicks off 2023 ‘Wine Lovers’ drawing

SALINAS VALLEY — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley has kicked off the Annual “Wine Lovers” Drawing 2023, with proceeds benefiting its meal delivery program for homebound seniors in the area. “It is crucial that we continue our fundraising efforts to assure that our...

Dylan Scott to perform at 2023 Salinas Valley Fair

KING CITY — Salinas Valley Fair is excited to be celebrating the 79th annual Salinas Valley Fair set for May 18-21 at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., in King City. New this year, multi-Platinum country pop singer Dylan Scott is scheduled to perform...
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