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April 22, 2024

House votes to give millions of ‘Dreamers’ and farmworkers a path to citizenship

The Democratic-led House voted Thursday to create a path to citizenship for an estimated 4 million immigrants who entered the country illegally, reopening a politically charged debate over the nation’s broken immigration system just as President Joe Biden confronts a growing surge of migrants...

Landmark new laws take effect in California

CALIFORNIA — Hundreds of new bills signed into law last year have taken effect Jan. 1 in California, including historic measures to expand worker protections, tackle the state’s housing crisis, redress historical injustices, increase voter access and more. “In partnership with the Legislature, we’ve advanced...

Willow Fire holds steady at nearly 2,400 acres

BIG SUR — A wildfire southeast of Big Sur in the Los Padres National Forest has charred at least 2,392 acres in steep, rugged terrain, triggering mandatory evacuations in the area. Monterey County officials have issued evacuation orders for Tassajara Road, from China Camp Campground...

King City mayor elected chairman of MST Board of Directors

King City Mayor Mike LeBarre was elected July 9 as chairman of the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) Board of Directors.

King City and Greenfield high schools see rise in failing grades

SALINAS VALLEY — Grades among high school students at both King City and Greenfield high schools were evaluated during the latest board meeting of the South Monterey County Joint Union High School District. Edward Van Hoose, assistant principal at GHS, spoke first with an academic...

Mass vaccination clinics launch throughout Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County companies, organizations and agencies have partnered to host mass vaccination sites weekly, with the latest having taken place at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City last Saturday. Two mass clinics had already taken place earlier this month in Salinas,...

Monterey County plans for return of migrant farmworkers

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County health officials have been working with agricultural companies and have reiterated safety plans with the onset of the new growing season, with the goal of keeping ag workers safe and the food supply network stable. “With the start of the...

Mee Memorial Hospital Foundation rededicates rose garden

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Tuesday with the chambers of commerce from King City and Soledad for the Mee Memorial Rose Garden. The rose garden was planted more than 50 years ago by a local man wanting to...

SAVHA plans presentation of historic postcards of South Monterey County

JOLON — An annual fall meeting and dinner of the San Antonio Valley Historical Association (SAVHA) is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, at the historic Hacienda at Fort Hunter Liggett. The event, which is open to the public, will feature a presentation by Hanford Historian...

King City police seek surveillance footage of vehicle involved in Saturday shooting

KING CITY — King City Police Department is asking for the community’s help in finding a suspect vehicle that was involved in a shooting early Saturday morning. Local officers as well as personnel from the Soledad and Greenfield police departments and Monterey County Sheriff’s Office...
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