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August 12, 2022

San Lucas and San Ardo students help protect Big Sur’s Redwood Grove

SOUTH MONTEREY COUNTY — Students from San Lucas and San Ardo schools returned from Big Sur State Park earlier this summer after waging war against invasive nonnative vegetation that, if left unrestrained, would overtake critical Redwood habitat. In conjunction with the California State Parks, and...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Aug. 9, 2022

COOKING DEMO KING CITY — To celebrate National Wellness Month, Mee Memorial Healthcare System will host a special cooking demo on Wednesday, Aug. 10, to help encourage wellness through a healthful diet. The free event will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Mee Memorial Hospital’s...

Northbound 101 onramp at Broadway Street in King City to close Tuesday

KING CITY — Ongoing paving and bridgework on Highway 101 in King City will continue with the closure of the northbound Broadway Street onramp in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 9. Temporary concrete railing will be placed along the roadway to block the...

Residents compile research on King City for new history book

KING CITY — John and Karen Jernigan have teamed up with Howard Strohn to write a history book about King City, “Images of America: King City,” which was released July 25.  The Jernigans, longtime residents of King City, worked with Strohn, from Priest Valley, for...

United Way Monterey County’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ helps local students in need

MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County hosted its 12th Annual Stuff the Bus in July, during which volunteers assembled more than 3,100 backpacks that will be delivered to children experiencing homelessness in Monterey County. In partnership with Monterey County Office of Education, United Way...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Aug. 5, 2022

CHAMBER AWARDS KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host the 2022 Annual Awards Dinner, “Toast of the Town,” on Saturday, Aug. 6, inside the Orradre Building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., in King City. This year’s honorees...

Gang member pleads guilty to King City murders

KING CITY — Raul Lucas of Salinas has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder while personally using a firearm for the benefit of the Sureno criminal street gang. On Dec. 26, 2021, 21-year-old Lucas and three other Sureno gang members met up in...

CSUMB debuts play about local students’ lives in Monterey County

KING CITY — “Las Memorias,” an original play produced by California State University Monterey Bay and written and performed by local high school students, premieres this week with three performances open to the community. As part of CSUMB’s summer youth program Performance As Education (PAE),...

Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

CALIFORNIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat the ongoing outbreak. The declaration will assist state and local government agencies collaborate to conduct outreach regarding monkeypox vaccines and treatment, seek...

South Monterey County Joint Union High School District announces change in leadership

KING CITY — South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees has appointed Tim Vanoli as interim superintendent effective immediately, following the resignation of Superintendent Jordan Mulder. Mulder, who had agreed to serve as superintendent for a three-year term beginning in February,...
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