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January 28, 2023

King City Rural 4-H member installs new book barn at local park

KING CITY — Tommy Storelli of King City Rural 4-H installed a book barn at Forden Park as an Emerald Star project earlier this month. The book barn was meant to share reading with others in the community and get people to know a little...

Vaccination rates are lower in disadvantaged counties, CDC reports

Even though the pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on people of color and on low-income communities, Americans in wealthier counties have been getting vaccinated against the coronavirus at higher rates than those who live in more distressed, impoverished counties, federal health researchers reported...

Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit returns March 18-19 with virtual format

SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit returns March 18-19 for its eighth annual event, recognizing the increasingly international scope of the produce industry, with a number of presenters from Latin America and a diversity of experience and expertise from California. There is...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 17, 2021

FIRE HYDRANT MAINTENANCE GREENFIELD — Greenfield firefighters are flowing fire hydrants in neighborhoods as part of an annual maintenance program intended to make sure local fire hydrants are ready if they are needed during an emergency. During maintenance checks, fire hydrants are flowed to make...

Monterey County moves into red Covid tier

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Residents in Monterey County can now look forward to fewer restrictions as the region moves from the most severe risk, Purple Tier, and into the moderate risk, Red Tier, of California’s Covid-19 reopening plan. The announcement was made Tuesday after the county...

What’s in the federal stimulus for Californians?

Last week, President Joe Biden signed into law a wide-reaching $1.9 trillion stimulus package aimed at throwing a lifeline to Americans struggling through the pandemic. In California, the news has come as a particular relief. Many businesses here have been closed or restricted for a year....

School officials tour cohort classrooms at King City High

KING CITY — Board members from South Monterey County Joint Union High School District were recently given a tour of King City High School to see the cohort classrooms in progress.  Cohorts are small groups of students allowed to come to campus for in-person instruction,...

Uncounted in the unemployment rate, but they want to work

Robert Hesse was expecting an imminent promotion to manager of Sub Zero Ice Cream, a nitrogen ice cream shop in Ventura, California, when it shut down in March because of the pandemic. “I like to work,” said Hesse, a college graduate who turns 26 on...

King City man gets 5 years in prison for stalking woman

KING CITY — King City resident Angel Ramirez Garcia has been sentenced to five years and four months in state prison after pleading no contest to felony charges of stalking and criminal threats. Garcia, 26, also admitted one prior “strike” offense under California’s Three Strikes...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 15, 2021

SPELLING BEE MONTEREY COUNTY — Brayden Gallardo of San Benancio Middle School was awarded top placement at the Monterey County Spelling Bee, which was held virtually this year. Rounding out the top nine placements were other county schools, but no students from South Monterey County....
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