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Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 17, 2022

TOP STAFF SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Office of Education has recognized two school staff members from Salinas Valley as recipients of this year’s Classified School Employees of the Year award. Alicia Felix of South Monterey County Joint Union School District was honored for paraprofessional...

Monterey County, Bay Area health officers urge caution as Covid cases rise

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County’s health officer is joining 10 other officials from the Bay Area in stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, such as masking indoors, as the region experiences a new surge of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has...

Sun Street Centers opens sober living homes in King City

KING CITY — Sun Street Centers recently celebrated the opening of two Sober Living Environments (SLEs) located behind its substance abuse facility in King City. About 150 guests attended the April 23 open house, which featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the facility — including...

Cal Fire suspends burn permits in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — California has already experienced an unusually early start to its fire year amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, increased fire activity in California and across the west is...

King City volunteers ‘take down tobacco’ with cleanup

KING CITY — Blue Zones Project Monterey County, in partnership with Sun Street Centers’ STEPS program, organized a series of events throughout Monterey County for its health initiative on Take Down Tobacco Day, held nationally on April 1. Cleanups took place on March 26...

Monterey County begins mailing ballots for Primary Election

MONTEREY COUNTY — Ballots for the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election will begin mailing to all Monterey County voters by May 9, with some voters receiving their ballots as early as last weekend. Although all voters will receive a ballot in the mail, in-person...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 12, 2022

REGISTERING VOTERS KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated will be registering voters of all parties during the Salinas Valley Fair, May 12-15, at its booth in the Expo Building at the fairgrounds in King City. Anyone who has moved, changed their name...

Salinas Valley Fair makes triumphant return this week

KING CITY — Salinas Valley Fair is jumping “Back in the Saddle” this week, returning with many of its popular activities following a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “At long last we are ‘Back in the Saddle’ again,” said Margaret Noroian, president of...

King City’s Santa Lucia School unearths 1970 time capsule

KING CITY — Officials at Santa Lucia Elementary School in King City opened a time capsule from 1970 on April 29, after the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the originally planned 2020 opening.  The school’s 570 current students and their teachers were in attendance for the ceremony,...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 10, 2022

BLOOD DRIVE SALINAS — A blood drive will take place Wednesday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., in Salinas. American Red Cross says it is critically important that it maintains a readily available blood supply this spring...
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