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Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 2, 2021

MURAL RIBBON CUTTING KING CITY — Sun Street Centers will host a ribbon cutting for its new mural at the King City location on June 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. Pre-diversion program students, STEPS students and community members led by the Arts Council for...

Monterey County mask order still on the table

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has moved forward with a countywide indoor face covering ordinance, which could take effect in late October. Last week the board introduced language for the mask mandate and met on Tuesday for approval. However, due to amendments...

Mission Fiesta brings community together

Mission Soledad celebrated its 58th annual Mission Fiesta on Oct. 7, bringing Soledad and Mission residents together to eat chicken, enjoy some sun, listen to music and watch the Grape Stomp.

King City Cemetery among locations for Wreaths Across America Day

KING CITY — King City Cemetery, an official Wreaths Across America location, will host a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m., joining more than 3,000 other locations across the country for National Wreaths Across America Day. Coordinated and led by local volunteers,...

Monterey County confirms first 3 cases of Delta variant

MONTEREY COUNTY — Three residents have been infected with Covid-19 that was caused by the Delta variant, confirmed Monterey County Health Department on Thursday. According to Public Information Officer Karen Smith, the Health Department has been monitoring the emergence of variants of the virus that...

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...

‘Fire monks’ defend Tassajara Zen monastery from wildfire

Eight Buddhist monks working to defend the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center near Big Sur, California, from a nearby wildfire have relied not only on the training they have received from professional firefighters but also on their Zen practice. The crew of fire monks, as they...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Oct. 13, 2021

GRIEF WORKSHOP SALINAS — Hospice Giving Foundation is hosting a special grief workshop, “Coping with Grief During the Holidays,” on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Madonna del Sasso Parish, 320 E. Laurel Drive in Salinas. The 90-minute presentation will offer...

Workshop to discuss Monterey County’s climate action plan

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Sustainability Program will host its first community workshop Tuesday evening as part of its Community Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CCAAP) stakeholder engagement efforts. The Nov. 16 virtual workshop, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., is being held to “help the...

California condors headed to Central Coast for release in the wild

A group of the Peregrine Fund’s California condors will soon be unfurling their nine-and-a-half-foot wings to soar the skies of central California, but first they have to get from the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho, all the way to central California, where the National Park Service and the Ventana Wildlife Society will release the condors from their respective sites at Pinnacles National Park and in Big Sur.

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