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Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 9, 2022

PLAYGROUND CLOSURE KING CITY — City of King will temporarily close the playground at Forden Park for repairs to the playground surface beginning Feb. 8 and lasting for one week. The remainder of the park will stay open for public use. The form surface will...

Group replants historic roses at King City High’s new CTE facility

KING CITY — Roses that were planted by Girl Scouts 30 years ago at King City High School have been included in the new landscaping of the school’s state-of-the-art Career Technical Education building, which is set to open in February. Troop 3157 chose a beautification...

State’s indoor mask mandate to expire for most vaccinated residents

CALIFORNIA — California will roll back its mask requirement next week for vaccinated residents in most indoor spaces, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. The state implemented the mandate in mid-December as COVID-19 cases began to spike due to the highly infectious omicron variant, requiring residents...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 8, 2022

JUDICIAL SEATS SALINAS — This past Monday, Jan. 31, marked the opening of the Declaration of Intention filing period for judicial seats in the June 7, 2022, Statewide Direct Primary Election. All interested candidates must file their Declaration of Intention no later than 5 p.m.,...

Ag Commissioner’s Office hosts PPE distribution in King City

KING CITY — Dozens of vehicles lined up to receive supplies during a PPE distribution event on Feb. 3, hosted by the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office in King City. More than 60 agricultural companies, including growers, pest control businesses and farm labor contractors,...

Countywide striping project begins Monday in South Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Roadway improvement projects for several Monterey County intersections within unincorporated Carmel, South County, North County and rural areas of Salinas began Monday, with an anticipated completion date of Feb. 11. Improvements will include installation of new stop line and stop legend markings...

South Monterey County Joint Union High School District hires permanent superintendent

KING CITY — South Monterey County Joint Union High School District has announced that Jordan Mulder will serve as permanent superintendent for a three-year term, beginning Feb. 1. After conducting a search for a permanent superintendent, the district’s Board of Trustees met Jan. 26 and...

ESL class brings Hartnell students together with MIIS students of Spanish

SALINAS — Hartnell College invites Spanish speakers who are learning English to join a free in-person class that will connect them with international graduate students working to improve their Spanish and learn about Latino American culture. This language-exchange class, called English and Spanish in the...

Monterey County Historical Society awarded over 80K historic photos from Pat Hathaway collection

MONTEREY COUNTY — The huge unrivaled collection of historical images collected by the late Pacific Grove photographer, Pat Hathaway, has been awarded to the Monterey County Historical Society in Salinas. Hathaway died Jan. 6, 2021, without a will, which meant his estate — and the...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 3, 2022

MASK DISTRIBUTION KING CITY — Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office in King City will be distributing surgical masks, N95 respirators and hand sanitizer to agricultural companies and farm labor contractors in Monterey County for the protection of agricultural workers on Thursday, Feb. 3. The supplies...
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