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May 25, 2024

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...

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

Electric tower utility
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,...

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...

Monterey County Community Action Partnership celebrates 60 years of service

Monterey County Community Action Partnership
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Community Action Partnership is celebrating a milestone with its partner organizations across the county this month: 60 years of improving communities, fighting the impacts of poverty, inspiring a spirit of hope and creating opportunities for residents to be a...

City of King hosts public hearing tonight for Unfunded Priority Needs Plan

KING CITY — The City of King has made substantial progress over the past several years in becoming financially solvent. It has come from a $5 million negative General Fund balance to a reserve of over $3 million while addressing a number of other priorities....

Monterey County Health Department offers safety tips for bicyclists, drivers

Bicycles safety
MONTEREY COUNTY — May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and Monterey County Health Department is encouraging everyone to get active and safely take bike rides, while at the same time reminding drivers to be on the lookout for more people biking and walking. “Everyone deserves...
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