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November 29, 2021

What to know about new masking guidelines in California

The delta variant is really throwing a wrench into our vaccinated summer. The super contagious strain of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, leading, once again, to a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, prompting leaders to reverse course on guidance that if you’re inoculated, you...

Jobless claims decline as coronavirus cases ease

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New claims for unemployment fell last week, the government reported Thursday, the latest sign that the labor market’s recovery, however slow and unsteady, is continuing. “The numbers look encouraging on the face of it,” said Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford...

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...

Monterey County enters escrow on ag commissioner office in King City

KING CITY — Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez announced last week that the county has entered escrow on a property in King City that will host the return of the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office in South Monterey County. The location at 1011 Broadway St....

Two inmates found guilty in 2017 stabbing at Salinas Valley State Prison

SOLEDAD — Two inmates at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad have been found guilty of attempting to murder another inmate. After a two-week jury trial, inmates Brian Pacheco, 40, and Jason Partee, 42, were convicted Sept. 23 for stabbing inmate Manual Gonzalez in September...

Fast action stops fire near Pinnacles, east of Soledad

SOLEDAD — Fast action from local firefighters helped contain a wildfire that started last Wednesday, July 28, near the west entrance of Pinnacles National Park, east of Soledad. The fire burned a total of 171 acres off Highway 146 West, but no structures were damaged...

King City Chamber awards recognize area leaders for community involvement

KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture hosted its annual awards dinner on Sept. 4 and recognized Citizen of the Year Steve Adams, Business of the Year Aera Energy and Friend of the Community Dawn Owens.  A crowd of hundreds gathered inside...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Aug. 11, 2021

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community Center will host a number of activities through the week. Today, Zumba begins at 8:15 a.m. and a vaccination clinic begins at 3:45 p.m. On Aug. 12, art with seniors begins at 9:30 a.m., Zumba at 6 p.m. and...

South Monterey County police departments to host National Night Out events

SALINAS VALLEY — Local police departments throughout South Monterey County will take part in National Night Out on Aug. 3, meant to build trust between officers and communities and give a chance for residents to meet their law enforcement personnel.  Numerous community groups are also...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | July 23, 2021

ICE CREAM LAUNCHES KING CITY — Michoacana Pedir De Boca will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 24, preceded by a ribbon cutting on Friday, July 23, at 4:30 p.m. The shop, open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., is located in the...
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