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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...

Big Sur coastal highway remains closed for emergency repairs

MONTEREY COUNTY — Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast will remain closed between Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County and Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Monterey County while emergency rockfall and debris removal take place, officials announced Tuesday. Caltrans has initiated a $1.3...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Aug. 11, 2021

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community Center will host a number of activities through the week. Today, Zumba begins at 8:15 a.m. and a vaccination clinic begins at 3:45 p.m. On Aug. 12, art with seniors begins at 9:30 a.m., Zumba at 6 p.m. and...

Hartnell College Board selects Gutierrez to lead district

SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell Community College District Governing Board on March 15 selected Michael Gutierrez, president of Sacramento City College, as the district’s new permanent superintendent/president, pending agreement on terms of his employment. The Governing Board voted unanimously to pursue a contract with Gutierrez, one...

King City utility gas tech honored for handling of carbon monoxide situation in Greenfield

Greenfield utility gas technician
SALINAS VALLEY — Greenfield Fire Department has recognized a local utility gas technician for their proper handling of a carbon monoxide situation that could have resulted badly had they not intervened. Gustavo “Gus” Rivera, who works for PG&E, was called to a Greenfield residence on...

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...

Residents compile research on King City for new history book

KING CITY — John and Karen Jernigan have teamed up with Howard Strohn to write a history book about King City, “Images of America: King City,” which was released July 25.  The Jernigans, longtime residents of King City, worked with Strohn, from Priest Valley, for...

King City honors fallen heroes for Memorial Day

Community members gathered Monday morning at King City Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day ceremony with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6747 and Fort Hunter Liggett staff to honor those who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

King City Police advise travelers to drive sober this holiday season

KING CITY — King City Police Department is encouraging everyone to have a holiday game plan that includes a designated sober driver, as millions of Americans will be traveling to visit friends and family over the holidays. During the pre-Christmas and New Year’s holiday season,...

Farmworker resource center set for Greenfield

GREENFIELD — The drive for Greenfield residents seeking county resources will be shortened with the creation of a farmworker resource center. Monterey County Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $250,000 on Feb. 1 for the creation of the center in Greenfield. The county allocation...
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