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January 26, 2022

Summerhill named Monterey County’s first Poet Laureate

MONTEREY COUNTY — College professor Daniel B. Summerhill has been selected as Monterey County’s first Poet Laureate, with a two-year term that begins immediately. “Being the inaugural Poet Laureate of Monterey County is exciting but doesn’t come without its due responsibility and urgency,” Summerhill said. “I now have...

King City Police make additional arrest, charges in December murders

KING CITY — An additional arrest and more criminal charges have been made in connection with the murder of two residents last month in King City. According to the King City Police Department, gunshots were reported Dec. 26 at 1:22 p.m. in the area of...

Hartnell receives nearly $1M grant to support students

SALINAS VALLEY — A new $990,000 federal grant will help Hartnell College students gain efficient and coordinated access to such basic needs as food, housing and healthcare through centralized hubs on the school’s Main Campus in Salinas and four satellite locations. The U.S. Department of...

Climbing advisories in effect at Pinnacles National Park

SOLEDAD — Annual measures to protect nesting raptors of Pinnacles National Park, located five miles east of Soledad, were reinstated as of Jan. 18. According to Park Superintendent Blanca Alvarez Stransky, 12 pairs of Prairie and Peregrine Falcons produced a total of 40 fledglings last...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 21, 2022

DIAPER GIVEAWAY GREENFIELD — Greenfield Union School District is offering a Diaper Giveaway on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 801 Walnut Ave. The district will be giving away diapers, sizes 1-6, to Greenfield residents only. Parent and child IDs and...

Monterey County’s Covid-19 testing sites expand hours to meet demand

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County’s state-supported Covid-19 testing sites located in Seaside, Salinas and Soledad are expanding hours in response to an increase in demand for testing. The community testing sites will be adding additional days and appointment times as a result, announced Monterey County...

Post-Infection Immunity Protective Against Delta, CDC Reports, but Vaccines Still Offer Best Defense

Previous infection with the coronavirus appeared to provide stronger protection against the delta variant than did vaccination in a large sample of patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. But in the long term, vaccination still offers the best defense against the...

Healthcare initiative expands to Gonzales and King City

MONTEREY COUNTY — Blue Zones Project has now launched in Gonzales and King City as part of the healthcare initiative’s expansion into South Monterey County. Brought to Monterey County through an innovative sponsorship by Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Taylor Farms and Montage Health in collaboration with Sharecare...

Lofgren visits Salinas Valley, receives nod from Panetta and Rivas

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SALINAS — As the decennial redistricting process wrapped up last month, the concern from The World’s Salad Bowl started to mount. Local politicians, regional business giants and other community leaders asked how a plan to pair the international agricultural hub with the Silicon Valley...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 19, 2022

EVENTS POSTPONED KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has announced the postponement of two upcoming events. King City’s “State of the City” program, which was originally supposed to take place Jan. 19, has been rescheduled for Feb. 16. The Chamber’s Annual...
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