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March 2, 2024

Deputies arrest King City man for kidnapping, rape

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KING CITY — On Jan. 22, the victim of a sexual assault reported being attacked by Christopher Rios of the King City area, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies contacted the victim, who had many physical injuries, and after interviews and evidence collection,...

Monterey County considers tax hike for aging dams, reservoirs

MONTEREY COUNTY — A community workshop was held last Friday in Salinas to consider options in how to pay for Monterey County’s aging dams and reservoirs, which continue to provide water for drinking and agriculture to the Salinas Valley. Landowners, politicians, legal experts and concerned citizens packed the...

Covid-19 cases, deaths surge to new highs in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Thousands of new cases and dozens of deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported in Monterey County since the beginning of the new year, less than two weeks ago. According to California’s Covid-19 reporting system, last updated Jan. 12, Monterey County’s virus...

U.S. tops 3 million Covid-19 vaccines a day

For the first time, more than 3 million people, on average, are receiving a COVID-19 vaccine each day in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And Saturday the country reported over 4 million doses in a...

Monterey County job centers expand hours as pandemic unemployment benefits expire

MONTEREY COUNTY — On Sept. 4, the federal unemployment insurance program, known as the Pandemic Unemployment Insurance benefit, created under the CARES Act, will expire in California and across the states. “Starting today, over 3 million California workers impacted by the expiration of these critical...

Grantham University congratulates local grads

Grantham University is proud to announce its March local graduates of the university’s online degree and certificate programs, including Nicholas Chavez of Bradley and Gary Eugene of Jolon.

New year means new resolutions

A new year means South Monterey County residents are making resolutions and goals for 2019, among those making New Year’s resolutions include local city officials, high school students, librarians and others.

South Monterey County job fair aims to help residents find work

SALINAS VALLEY — Dozens of employers from multiple industry sectors are expected to attend the South Monterey County Job Fair at the Soledad Community Center next Wednesday. Monterey County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB), the City of Soledad and the Soledad Parks and Recreation District have...

Monterey County demobilizes Covid-19 isolation housing program

KING CITY — Monterey County has started the process of demobilizing Operation Oasis, its isolation housing program that assisted more than a thousand residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. As of June 24, referrals are no longer being made to Operation Oasis and assigned staff have...

Barbecue benefits Monterey County Veteran’s Day Parade

SALINAS — Old Town Throw Down, a barbecue fundraiser for the 2021 Monterey County Veteran’s Day Parade, raised an estimated $5,000 for the event last Saturday and had an attendance of about 5,000 guests. Pork rib tickets sold out within the first hour of the...

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