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March 29, 2023

King City man gets 2 years in prison for starting fire

KING CITY — King City resident Valerio Javier Perez Flores, 30, was sentenced April 23 to two years, plus eight months for a probation violation, in state prison for recklessly starting a fire. On July 7, 2020, at 1:50 p.m., a California Highway Patrol officer...

CDC eases outdoors mask-wearing guidelines for the vaccinated

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a major step Tuesday toward coaxing Americans into a post-pandemic world, relaxing the rules on mask wearing outdoors as coronavirus cases recede and people increasingly chafe against restrictions. The mask guidance is modest and carefully...

King City Chamber announces return of July 3 fireworks show

KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host its annual Independence Day aerial fireworks show this year, following approval from the board of directors last week. The show will take place July 3, as it has the past few years other...

Concerns rise as Monterey County reports 24 Covid-19 deaths in past week

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Covid-19 case rates, positivity rates and hospitalization rates continue to be low in Monterey County, as announced by County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno during the April 21 press briefing. Despite an alarming 24 virus-related deaths in the past week, Moreno said...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 28, 2021

REVERSE PARKING KING CITY — The reverse diagonal parking test began in King City on April 22. A kick-off demonstration was held yesterday, and the community is encouraged to complete an online survey that can be found on the city’s website kingcity.com. The reverse diagonal...

Women in agtech: Martha Montoya

Editor’s Note: The following profile is an excerpt from Amy Wu’s upcoming book, “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown,” which tells the stories of women entrepreneurs who are transforming agriculture through high technology. Martha Montoya never imagined that her...

Campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom qualifies for California ballot

Fueled by partisan fury and a backlash against pandemic shutdowns, a Republican-led campaign to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has officially qualified for the ballot, setting the stage for the second recall election in the state’s history, officials said Monday. In a widely expected...

Salinas Valley Fair Kick-Off features first virtual auction

KING CITY — This year’s Salinas Valley Fair Kick-Off was recently held with virtual auctions and a drive-thru barbecue at the fairgrounds in King City.  The new format for the April 16-17 event was a Covid-era adjustment to host the normally packed in-person celebration, and...

In-person career services reopen in Salinas to assist workers

SALINAS — One Stop Career Center in Salinas has reopened for in-person services after being limited to virtual offerings during the past year of pandemic shutdowns. Laura Kershner, employment program representative for Monterey County Workforce Development, said the new location at 344 Salinas St., which...

Unfinished mural at Sun Street Centers vandalized

KING CITY — An unfinished mural meant to symbolize growth and community support on the side of Sun Street Centers in King City was defaced while the artists were on a break Friday afternoon. Art instructor Bryan Luster, who is overseeing the mural program with...
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