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January 27, 2022

Council considers ordinance allowing cannabis dispensaries in King City

KING CITY — King City Council is moving forward with an ordinance that amends city code to allow commercial cannabis dispensaries within the city, following last Tuesday’s split vote during the council’s regular meeting. In front of a packed house at City Hall on Feb....

South Monterey County finalists attend countywide spelling bee

SALINAS VALLEY — Dozens of students and their family and school staff supporters from South Monterey County were among the hundreds of people in attendance at the 36th Annual Monterey County Fourth and Fifth Grade Spelling Bee. The Feb. 15 event was hosted by the Lyceum of...

The Cork & Plough celebrates five years in King City

KING CITY — The Cork & Plough restaurant in King City will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant has maintained a rotating seasonal menu in coordination with local growers and producers, and will have a special menu not only for the romantic holiday, but...

King City High School begins installation of solar panels

KING CITY — Crews have begun the installation of solar arrays at King City High School’s parking lot off Broadway Street, which is scheduled for completion in late April. South Monterey County Joint Union High School District’s energy service agreement with ForeFront Power includes the installation of solar arrays...

Monterey County considers tax hike for aging dams, reservoirs

MONTEREY COUNTY — A community workshop was held last Friday in Salinas to consider options in how to pay for Monterey County’s aging dams and reservoirs, which continue to provide water for drinking and agriculture to the Salinas Valley. Landowners, politicians, legal experts and concerned citizens packed the...

King City VFW announces local essay contest winners

SALINAS VALLEY — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6747 in King City recently awarded scholarships to four students from South Monterey County who participated in the local organization’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth contests. The Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition is open to...

King City residents, businesses honored at awards dinner

KING CITY — A few of King City’s finest community members and businesses were honored Saturday evening during the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s Annual Awards Dinner. The Jan. 25 ceremony, hosted inside the Orradre Building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, recognized Monterey County Dance Theatre and Artistic...

Four-story buildings could be in King City’s future

KING CITY — King City will soon have a change in city code that allows four-story hotels with a maximum height of 50 feet, after a recent decision by the city council.  The current city code limits height to 30 feet and two stories. The...

Ranch Rodeo brings western traditions to Salinas Valley Fairgrounds

KING CITY — Last Sunday’s Monterey County Ranch Rodeo drew 118 participants from the Central Coast and paid out $9,083 in prize money to winners at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds’ Rava Equestrian Center in King City. The 2020 Ranch Rodeo, a partnership between the Salinas...

Mayor LeBarre reflects on King City’s progress

KING CITY — King City Mayor Mike LeBarre delivered a state of the city address during last Tuesday’s luncheon meeting for the Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated. LeBarre reflected on the recent developments he has been a part of in his time on the city council,...
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