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April 21, 2024

Community Foundation for Monterey County helps close college funding gap

MONTEREY COUNTY — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has been working with donors to help close the funding gap for local students aspiring to attend college, announcing that more than $1.4 million in scholarship awards are available this year. “These dollars represent a recognition...

Monterey County: Whistleblower lawsuit accuses current sheriff, former undersheriff of official misconduct

MONTEREY COUNTY — A 23-year veteran of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against his former employer alleging he was illegally fired after helping to form a union, refusing to endorse candidates for sheriff and opposing the sexual harassment of...

Taylor Farms plans to rebuild Salinas facility after 4-alarm fire

SALINAS — Multiple agencies from across Monterey County responded to a four-alarm fire that severely damaged Taylor Farms’ food production facility in Salinas last Wednesday. The 225,000-square-foot building, located in the 1200 block of Abbott Street, had been closed for the winter but was in...

Composting gets easier for Monterey County residents

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County residents can now put food scraps, including cooked meat and bones, among other kinds, in the green curbside cart, to be composted with their yard trimmings. With the greater convenience comes a big reduction in harm to the climate. When food...

Closure of highway offramp at Jolon Road in King City postponed

KING CITY — A closure of the northbound Highway 101 offramp at Jolon Road, originally scheduled to take place this Thursday, has been postponed. “An update will be provided when a new date for this closure has been confirmed,” Caltrans said in a news release...

Monterey County Dance Theatre reveals ‘Nutcracker’ leads

KING CITY — Monterey County Dance Theatre and Monterey County Dance Foundation recently announced the selection of 10-year-old Ella Guidotti as Clara in the 2023 production of “The Nutcracker Ballet.” Guidotti began her dance journey with MCDT in 2016, when she was just over 3...

Concerns rise over Monterey County’s reservoir water levels

MONTEREY COUNTY — State and county leaders recently took a tour of Nacimiento and San Antonio dams to get a first-hand look of the impacts of drought and facility conditions.  Both reservoirs have reached near record lows, with Nacimiento at 14% capacity and San Antonio...

King City receives $1.25M for new fire engine, security camera expansion

KING CITY — City of King has received a $1.25 million grant from the state of California for the purchase of a new fire engine as well as to expand its citywide security camera system. Sen. Anna Caballero, who helped to secure the funding in...

Fort Hunter Liggett becomes first in Army to receive blood transfusion capability

JOLON — U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett’s remoteness and the robust efforts of Fire Capt. Devon Haggie allowed the installation to be the first in the Army and Department of Defense to receive the life-saving capability to transfuse whole blood by its Emergency...

Cal Fire plans prescribed burn for Lockwood area

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LOCKWOOD — California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) San Benito-Monterey Unit plans to conduct piles burning on the West Side Fuel Break in the area of Lockwood in South Monterey County during the months of February and March. “The purpose of the...
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