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December 7, 2023

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office announces promotions

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Sheriff Tina Nieto has announced the promotions of Commander Jason Smith to the rank of chief deputy and Sgt. Veronica Olguin to the rank of commander effective Nov. 18. “I spoke with both this morning about the expectation of leadership...

Bradley Elementary School to build first community garden

BRADLEY — Bradley Elementary School is building its first-ever community garden, utilizing donations from community partners like Chevron and mentorship from staff and students at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). The garden will be used for educational learning, with students having the opportunity to...

Fort Hunter Liggett hosts Turkey Trot

JOLON — Fort Hunter Liggett personnel put on their best turkey attire for the military base’s Turkey Trot on Nov. 17. The afternoon event featured a 2-mile run and a 1-mile walk for the FHL community, including soldiers, families and the DOD workforce. Garrison Commander Col....

King City Police Department awarded grant to increase safety on roads

KING CITY — King City Police Department was awarded a $72,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to support its ongoing enforcement and education programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on local roads. “This funding will strengthen...

King City resident among honorees at Girls Inc. CC’s 20-year celebration

CENTRAL COAST — It was a festive occasion on Nov. 10 as Girls Inc. of the Central Coast celebrated 20 years of successful programming at The Lodge in Pebble Beach. The Gratitude Gala celebrated the thousands of strong, smart and bold girls who have benefited...

Monterey County Workforce Development Board launches new initiative

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Workforce Development Board has launched Monterey County Works, a new initiative that highlights valuable services and benefits for local job seekers and employers. The initiative reflects the organization’s evolution while maintaining its mission to provide innovative workforce solutions to the...

CHP investigating fatal crash involving pedestrian near King City

KING CITY — California Highway Patrol (CHP) King City Area officers responded to the area of Mesa Verde Road, north of Wildhorse Road, on Saturday night, Nov. 11, for a fatal vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. “As a result of the investigation, it is believed...

Cal Water’s King City, Salinas districts provide $19K in donations this Thanksgiving

SALINAS VALLEY — To support struggling families with Thanksgiving meals and essential services, California Water Service (Cal Water) partnered with local legislators and charitable organizations in King City and Salinas on Nov. 9 for the utility’s annual Operation Gobble distribution. Cal Water donated $10,500 and...

Rain derails grand opening of King City Traffic Garden

KING CITY — The grand opening of the King City Traffic Garden at San Antonio Park, originally scheduled for Nov. 18, was postponed due to inclement weather. After rain was forecasted for the weekend, Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) announced the celebration would now...

Navy veteran returns to Salinas Valley to speak with youth

SALINAS VALLEY — A retired captain in the U.S. Navy who grew up in the Salinas Valley returned to the area last week to not only visit family, but also speak to local youth about veterans and the meaning behind Veterans Day. Gilbert “Gil” Acosta...
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