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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...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 22, 2024

News Briefs
TOWN HALL SALINAS — Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo will host a County Budget and Housing Town Hall for District 1 residents on Thursday, May 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the El Gabilan Library Community Room, 1400 North Main St., in Salinas. A...

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

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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,...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 17, 2024

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YOUNG LEADERS MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez and the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California have announced the application availability of the third annual South County Young Leaders Program. They are looking for motivated high school or college students living in Southern Monterey...

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...

Community Foundation for Monterey County grants $41M in 2023

Community Foundation for Monterey County
MONTEREY COUNTY — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has announced a record year of impact in 2023. A total of $41.1 million was awarded in 2,422 grants to nonprofit organizations in Monterey County and beyond thanks to caring individuals, families and businesses. The grants...

Salinas Valley Fair returns with ‘thrills’ this week

Salinas Valley Fair
KING CITY — Salinas Valley Fair will bring “Golden Hills & Fair Time Thrills” for its 80th celebration taking place Thursday through Sunday at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. “We are so excited to celebrate the 80th Annual Salinas Valley Fair, May 16-19,”...

Tri-County Collaborative awarded Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Grant to tackle rising overdose rates

Drugs
CENTRAL COAST — The Tri-County Collaborative (TCC) has been awarded a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Grant. This multi-year grant totaling $1,280,985 over three years, provides critical funding to bolster efforts to combat the alarming increase in fentanyl-related overdoses gripping the...
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