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June 13, 2024

IMSA race weekend draws rave reviews for new track surface and facilities at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
SALINAS — Nick Tandy completed a daring pass for the lead with 12 minutes remaining in last Sunday’s Motul Course de Monterey Powered by Hyundai N and drove on to victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in...

Scammers swindled nearly $900K from PG&E customers in 2023

Scams
CENTRAL COAST — Scammers continue to take advantage of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers.  In fact, in 2023, PG&E received nearly 43,000 reports from customers who were targeted by scammers impersonating the company, and customers lost approximately $875,000 in fraudulent payments, with the...

Thousands celebrate ‘Golden Hills & Fair Time Thrills’ at 80th Annual Salinas Valley Fair

Salinas Valley Fair carnival
KING CITY — Nearly 40,000 people attended the 80th Annual Salinas Valley Fair over the course of its four-day celebration in South Monterey County last week. Under the theme, “Golden Hills & Fair Time Thrills,” the 2024 Fair once again provided family-friendly activities and entertainment...

Housing Authority warns residents of fake social media posts about Section 8 housing

Scams
MONTEREY COUNTY — The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) has received copies of misleading ads circulating on social media platforms, luring individuals with promises of “Affordable Housing Programs” or similar enticing titles. One advertisement stated, “Section 8 Waiting List Now Accepting Applications”...

Softball | King City Mustangs’ season comes to an end

Lady Mustangs softball
KING CITY — After a loss in the Central Coast Section (CCS) play-in game, the King City Mustangs’ hopes of getting into the softball playoffs were up to the CCS committee, which ultimately placed them into the CCS Division V playoff bracket. After making the...

Photo | San Lucas students help clean up town

San Lucas School students recently picked up more than 400 pounds of litter from streets around the town in South Monterey County. “Great job and thanks to all those that helped out,” stated the school on social media, along with posting the above photo...

Monterey County youth drug education gets a sliver of marijuana taxes, grand jury says

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County collected more than $70 million in marijuana taxes but spent just $93,000 for youth drug education — the top priority set by residents — according to a civil grand jury report. Some of the largest expenditures the grand jury noted...

Mee Memorial champions Senate Bill 1423 to strengthen healthcare in rural California

Mee Memorial Healthcare System
KING CITY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System is standing with the rural communities of Monterey County in strong support of Senate Bill 1423.  This crucial bill proposes vital changes to the Medi-Cal program that will significantly impact critical access hospitals (CAHs) and their ability to...

King City Community Power customers to receive rebate gift cards

Electric tower utility
KING CITY — The majority of King City Community Power (KCCP) residential customers will receive a gift card from KCCP within the next few days. “As a community-operated power provider, KCCP is able to dedicate excess revenues to the community through projects addressing community needs,...

Rep. Lofgren, local leaders celebrate $1.1M in federal funding for King City

King City
KING CITY — Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren recently presented checks appropriated by Congress for two community projects totaling $1.1 million that will help create an electric vehicle charging station and Family Justice Center in King City. The funding comes from the Lofgren-requested Community Project Funding included...
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