Mission Fiesta brings community together

Mission Soledad celebrated its 58th annual Mission Fiesta on Oct. 7, bringing Soledad and Mission residents together to eat chicken, enjoy some sun, listen to music and watch the Grape Stomp.

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South County Animal Rescue hosts first event for dogs

Dogs and their owners took over Front Street and Cesar Chavez Park on Sept. 29 to celebrate the first Dog Days of Summer, sponsored by South County Animal Rescue.

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South County Activities & Events

Activities, meetings and events happening in the South County area, including King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales.

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Wall of Wine winner

Donna Oliveira of King City was the raffle winner of more than $7,500 worth of wine for the Wall of Wine fundraiser, which supports the Campaign for the Preservation of Mission San Antonio de Padua.

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Barbecue, holiday tea fundraisers benefit SCAR, Historical Society

South County Animal Rescue (SCAR) conducted back-to-back fundraisers Dec. 2 to conclude its 2017 fundraising efforts.

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‘Nutcracker’ brings holiday tradition to King City

More than 1,200 people attended the 58th annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet,” which was jointly produced by the Monterey County Dance Foundation and Monterey County Dance Theatre.

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City urges community to comment on 2018 State Rail Plan

The City of King is urging the community to submit comments on the 2018 State Rail Plan to be included in the record to demonstrate King City's continued support of a new Multimodal Transit Center.

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Downtown businesses continue facade improvements

Work continues on Broadway Street to improve the overall look of downtown King City, as local businesses last week began the removal of outdated awnings and poles along the sidewalk.

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Sheriff discusses undocumented immigrant felons

Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal has a message for undocumented immigrants saying to not get arrested and their citizen status will probably be "safe,” and that if they are arrested his hands are tied.

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Mee Memorial Hospital recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mee Memorial Hospital will be offering mammograms for women over 40 at a rate of $99.

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O’Reilly’s on the way

Construction is nearing completion on the new O’Reilly Auto Parts store located on the corner of Broadway and Canal streets.

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Chamber honors local residents at El Grito

The King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will recognize two local residents who demonstrate Hispanic Pride or Orgullo Hispano through community service and leadership in King City.

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Hayashi Wayland celebrates opening

An open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 30 for Hayashi Wayland’s new King City office relocation at 415 Broadway St.

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Residents reminded to keep pets safe during heat advisory

An excessive heat advisory has been issued for the Central Coast and is expected to be in effect through Monday, with temperatures in parts of Monterey County possibly hitting triple digits this weekend.

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Kaatia Larsen sings along with special guests at Soledad Rotary meeting

A special musical performance from Kaatia Larsen arrived at the Windmill Restaurant in Soledad on Aug. 24 in time for the Soledad Rotary Club meeting.

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Strictly business

More than 200 people attended the annual Fort Hunter Liggett Community Expo last Thursday at the army facility’s Deanza Sports Center.

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Water Conservation Showcase Event at the Monterey County Fair

When: Saturday September 2nd, 2017 Where: Garden Display Courtyard Various exhibits and Vendors on hand to show you how to save water and decrease your bill! Special Performance by musical group ZunZun brought to you by WAC and CalAm! Bring this ad for more chances to WIN RAFFLE PRIZES!!

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Residents encouraged to sign up for free clean drinking water

State Water Board bilingual staff, along with Monterey County Public Health, will have a booth to sign up any qualified residents this Sunday for free bottled drinking water if they have domestic wells with high nitrate levels.

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Cork and Plough welcomes authors for Books and Brews

The Cork and Plough hosted the Second Annual Books and Brews on Aug. 12, during which residents met two Monterey County authors, Anne Ylvisaker and Carol Diggory Shields, who read passages from their writings.

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Repaving the way

Staff members from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County and the City of King, along with local officials and residents, help cut the ribbon Aug. 9 during a ceremony celebrating the completion of the first Measure X project in the county.

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Salinas Valley Half Marathon returns this year

It’s been two years since the running of the Salinas Valley Half Marathon, a scenic 13.1-mile run through the vineyards and rich agricultural lands of “Steinbeck country.” The event returns Aug. 5.

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Hitting the waves

South County girls between the ages of 5 and 17 took part in surf camp this past week with the Wahine Project at Casa Verde Beach in Monterey.

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South County cities win Clean Air awards

The Cities of Gonzales, Greenfield, King City and Soledad received awards from the Monterey Bay Area Resources District for being Clean Air Leaders on June 22 at the Monterey Tides Hotel.

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Wildhorse Cafe awarded ‘Old Glory’ certificate

South Monterey County Republican Women Federated awarded a certificate of appreciation to Katie Dodson of Wildhorse Cafe in recognition of flying the American Flag at the business south of King City.

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Crews battling 1,700-acre fire at Fort Hunter Liggett

Firefighters are currently responding to a fire that has burned at least 1,700 acres in the Gavalan area/live-fire convoy course at Fort Hunter Liggett, base officials said.

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Celebrating summer with Zumba at Eden Valley

The occasional three-digit weather over the past few weeks didn’t stop faithful Zumba enthusiasts from getting their fitness on outdoors during last Saturday’s community event, “Summer Fun Zumba 2017,” at Eden Valley Care Center.

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Faulty power lines cause brush fire near Bradley

At about 9 a.m. on June 28, CAL FIRE received reports of a vegetation fire near the community of Bradley in southern Monterey County.

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Lockwood fire burns 32 acres

Around 4 p.m. on Friday, June 16, CAL FIRE received a call for a vegetation fire near the intersection of Jolon Road and Chadwick Lane, near Lockwood. The fire was contained at 6:15 p.m. at about 32 acres.

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Mended Hearts comes to Mee Memorial Hospital

Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. The King City Chapter will hold its first meeting June 21.

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