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April 22, 2024

Deadline to apply for FEMA assistance extended to Sept. 1

MONTEREY COUNTY — Renters and homeowners in Monterey County and 13 other counties impacted by the February and March storms and flooding will now have more time to sign up for federal disaster assistance. FEMA’s registration period, due to end July 20, has been extended to...

Mother’s nightmare turns to gratitude as Mee Memorial doctors resolve son’s emergency

KING CITY — In January 2023, Darlene Noriega faced every parent’s nightmare when her son faced a major medical emergency. While in class at Soledad High School, Noriega’s oldest son Zion experienced spontaneous pneumothorax, an unexplainable lung collapse. The condition is caused by a buildup...

Crowds flock to 2023 California Rodeo Salinas

SALINAS — California Rodeo Salinas’ final performance Sunday entertained 16,846 fans at the Salinas Sports Complex, where attendance was up 8% over the same performance last year. Total ticket sales for the 2023 Rodeo’s four performances, July 20-23, totaled 61,771 — up 7.5% overall from...

Salinas Valley Health invests in next generation of medical professionals

SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley Health’s Summer Health Institute (SHI) supports the dreams of first-generation, college-bound students by investing in the potential talents of local high school students, including those from South Monterey County. At the same time, the unique program is an innovative way...

Mee Memorial earns recognition for innovative strategies to combat opioid epidemic

KING CITY — Addiction to opioids, including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, is a serious national crisis — California reported more than 7,100 opioid overdose deaths in 2021, including nearly 4,000 deaths from fentanyl. Cal Hospital Compare has published...

King City linebacker sets sights on school record for tackles

KING CITY — Last season the King City Mustangs had to replace a lot of key players on its defense with several newcomers making their first varsity appearance, including linebacker Isaac Benavides. For the first time in his high school career, Benavides got an opportunity...

Photo | Purple paradise grows in King City

A jacaranda tree is in full bloom this July on the 100 block of north Mildred Avenue in King City (above, with the Robert Stanton Theater in the background). Some have said jacarandas won’t grow in King City, but at least seven have been...

Cirque Italia to thrill with epic pirate adventure in King City

KING CITY — Have you ever dreamed of going on an epic pirate adventure and discovering a buried treasure? Cirque Italia is giving audiences the opportunity to come along on this thrilling quest in its brand-new production, “Water Circus,” with performances set for July...

Sun Street completes King City campus with new youth center

KING CITY — Sun Street Centers recently celebrated the completion of its Darlene Acosta Youth Center in King City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house. The June 28 celebration marked the final construction phase of Sun Street’s King City campus at 641 Broadway...

Rancho Cielo receives $5,000 in bus passes for students to get to Salinas campus safely

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), facilitated by Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA), has donated $5,000 in bus passes to Rancho Cielo so its students from the further reaches of Monterey County can attend class. “Our school serves many students in South County, and one...
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