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March 23, 2023

King City VFW to celebrate diamond jubilee

KING CITY — King City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will celebrate its diamond jubilee, the 75th anniversary of the Sgt. Frank Lillard VFW Post 6747, on April 15. On April 15, 1946, under the command of Harold J. Gill, a group of 90 World...

Soledad state prison’s South Facility to close by July 2022

SOLEDAD — The South Facility at Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad will close by July 2022 due to a decrease in the minimum-security inmate population, announced California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Tuesday. The Level I general population unit, also known as Facility...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 14, 2021

FAIR KICKOFF KING CITY — Salinas Valley Fair will host its Kick Off Take Out BBQ this year with an adjusted format to comply with pandemic gathering guidelines. The chicken barbecue with fixings will be served Saturday, April 17, from 12 to 3 p.m. at...

What to know about Johnson & Johnson vaccines in California

The U.S. vaccination campaign has been rolling along and picking up steam. Some 22% of California’s roughly 40 million residents are fully vaccinated, and more are signing up for appointments. COVID-19 case rates in the state are at some of their lowest levels since...

Author shares story of 800-mile walk to all 21 California Missions

SALINAS VALLEY — Christian Clifford, author of books about Spanish-Mexican history in California, was on a quest to visit all 21 California missions, including Mission Soledad and Mission San Antonio de Padua in South Monterey County — on foot. When asked why he did it,...

King City and Greenfield high schools to reopen in hybrid format this week

SALINAS VALLEY — High schools in King City and Greenfield will reopen this week with a phased return of teachers and students to classrooms beginning April 15. South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Superintendent Brian Walker issued a video update on April 2...

New state unemployment claims rose again last week

The U.S. job market remains challenging, with the government reporting Thursday that initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose last week. A total of 741,000 workers filed first-time claims for state jobless benefits last week, an increase of 18,000, the Labor Department said. It was...

How California stands to benefit from the $2.2 trillion infrastructure proposal

“This is a game changer,” Gov. Gavin Newsom exulted last week during a news conference. “We are very, very enthusiastic.” Was he talking about his recent coronavirus vaccination? The latest poll in the recall campaign? No, he was reveling in news from what has long been California’s sweet...

King City dance studio resumes indoor practice

KING CITY — Students from Monterey County Dance Theatre were able to return to their dance studio in King City to resume indoor practice for the first time in 380 days. Director Janette Harkness called the past year “the roller coaster of all roller coasters,”...

Biden takes initial steps to address gun violence

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, calling gun violence in the United States “an international embarrassment,” took a set of initial steps on Thursday to address the problem, starting with a crackdown on the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, or firearms assembled from kits. Acknowledging that...
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