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Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 4, 2022

WALK-IN CLINIC SOLEDAD — Walk-in Covid testing, vaccines and resources through the Monterey County Covid Collaborative and UC Berkeley Community Partnership will be available at a walk-in clinic on Saturday, March 5, in Soledad. The free clinic will take place from 2 to 5 p.m....

How Redistricting Could Affect California Politics

Call 2022 the Year of Redistricting. Nationwide, political maps redrawn based on 2020 census data are being put to the test. On Tuesday, Texas held the year’s first primary election, transformed by these new district lines. If you aren’t familiar with the redistricting process, here’s a...

Monterey County approves full ban on sale of flavored tobacco, ratifying vote to come March 15

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is set to ratify a ban this month on the sale of flavored tobacco products, more than a month after the ban was first proposed. The county Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of the proposal, which would...

Soccer | King City Mustangs win CCS championship, advance to state semifinals

KING CITY — King City High varsity boys’ soccer team defeated the Sequoia Ravens, 4-1, last Saturday to win the Central Coast Section Division IV Championship. The Feb. 26 victory at home came after the No. 1 seeded Mustangs first took on Latino College...

Senior socials expand lineup to King City

KING CITY — A monthly social hour for active seniors in the community will be expanding its lineup to include King City, following successful programs in both Soledad and Gonzales. Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley’s SOCOS Social (SOuth COunty Seniors Social) program has...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 2, 2022

POP-UP CLINIC KING CITY — Walk-in Covid testing, vaccines and resources through the Monterey County and UC Berkeley Community Partnership will be available at a pop-up clinic on Friday, March 4, in King City. The free clinic will take place from 3 to 6 p.m....

King City balances budget, plans new sales tax measure

KING CITY — King City Mayor Mike LeBarre announced the city has reached a balanced budget for the first time in 16 years during last week’s State of the City luncheon. “This year for the first time since June 30, 2005, the City of King...

Hartnell’s rent and utility relief nears $7 million

SALINAS VALLEY — In partnership with United Way Monterey County, the Hartnell College Foundation has helped more than 400 low-income households receive $2.75 million in emergency rent and utility assistance since March 2021 and plans to distribute nearly $4 million more in 2022. About half...

King City Recreation Department receives grant for swimming

KING CITY — King City Recreation Department was chosen as one of 102 youth programs from the USA Swimming Foundation’s nationwide network of swim lesson providers to receive grant money in early 2022. The USA Swimming Foundation has awarded a total of $898,184 to programs...

Mee Memorial Healthcare System acquires new CT scanner

SALINAS VALLEY — Diagnostic imaging has taken a huge technological leap forward within Mee Memorial Healthcare System following the acquisition of a state-of-the-art CT scanner. While most hospitals use a 32- or 64-slice scanner, Mee Memorial’s new Toshiba 128-slice machine represents a significant advancement for...
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