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December 4, 2022

California lost 175,000 ‘creative economy’ jobs, study finds

CALIFORNIA — Arts advocates and elected officials in California called Thursday for additional government spending to avert what one organization leader called a “pending cultural depression” brought on by the pandemic. “There is no economic recovery in our area unless a working creative engine is...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 26, 2021

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County is currently accepting nominations for its LIVE UNITED Awards. The 45th annual community service awards honor volunteers who made significant contributions in Monterey County during the calendar year 2020. Organizations and individuals can nominate either an...

San Lucas student becomes spelling bee champion

SAN LUCAS — Sophia Soto has won the title of District Spelling Bee Champion at San Lucas Elementary School.  The finish at the recent school-wide spelling bee not only means a trip to the county spelling bee to represent San Lucas, but it is also...

Federal grant benefits Sun Street Centers

SALINAS VALLEY — Sun Street Centers received $49,417 in federal grant money to support its education and addiction treatment programs, announced Congressman Jimmy Panetta earlier this month. Sun Street Centers, based in Salinas, provides services for education, prevention and recovery for alcohol addiction and substance...

California wins court victory for its net neutrality law

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for California to enforce its net neutrality law, denying a request by telecommunications providers to delay state rules meant to ensure equal access to internet content. Judge John Mendez of the U.S. District Court for...

Salinas Valley Grad Notes | Feb. 25, 2021

Hannah Stuercke of King City was named to the Dean’s Honor List for Fall 2020 at Cedarville University in Ohio. This recognition required Stuercke to obtain a 3.75 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours. Alvaro Mercado of...

Sol Treasures’ drive-in concert celebrates love

KING CITY — Sol Treasures hosted a small outdoor concert with a pandemic-era format on Feb. 12, with 25 vehicles in attendance. The Heart and Sol Valentine’s Drive-In Concert was held in the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds parking lot with attendees spaced apart to watch and...

Monterey County schools plan for return to in-person learning

MONTEREY COUNTY — Elementary schools in Monterey County may begin planning to reopen after the Feb. 16 announcement that the county’s adjusted case rate has fallen to 24 infected per 100,000 residents. The school grades affected would be pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Schools wishing to...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 24, 2021

FFA WEEK KING CITY — National FFA week began Monday and runs through Friday. King City FFA has a number of activities planned, including virtual dress-up days, decorations, posters and staff appreciation gifts. In lieu of the traditional donkey basketball game, the FFA members are...

Studies examine variant surging in California, and the news isn’t good

CALIFORNIA — A variant first discovered in California in December is more contagious than earlier forms of the coronavirus, two new studies have shown, fueling concerns that emerging mutants like this one could hamper the sharp decline in cases overall in the state and...
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