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December 3, 2022

California National Guard helps with food distributions in Salinas Valley

MONTEREY COUNTY — Food Bank for Monterey County has begun food distribution throughout the Salinas Valley, with a recent operation in King City seeing 525 cars show up to obtain food. Members of the California National Guard were present to place the food into vehicles,...

First Baptist Church in King City hosts drive-in Easter service

KING CITY — Churches are among the many places of social activity impacted by shelter-in-place orders, with faithful across the world having turned to virtual services in order to worship on Easter Sunday. In light of social distancing, First Baptist Church in King City hosted a drive-in...

Coronavirus cases increase to 108 in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — The number of residents who have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Monterey County has increased to 108, according to the latest report from Monterey County Health Department. As of April 14, 38 of the confirmed cases appear to have been acquired locally through community spread,...

Santa Lucia Elementary time capsule remains mystery after half-century

KING CITY — A 50-year-old time capsule was set to be unearthed May 1 at Santa Lucia Elementary School in King City, and while the campus had invited the public to attend the capsule recovery and opening ceremony, shelter-in-place orders due to the coronavirus...

Science kits offer educational activity for South Monterey County youth

GREENFIELD — Youth in Greenfield and South Monterey County have been able to supplement their homework packets and distance learning with science lessons contained in “Bags Full of Science,” a project by the Greenfield Community Science Workshop. The bags contain materials for science projects and instructions in both...

2020 Salinas Valley Fair canceled over COVID-19 concerns

KING CITY — Salinas Valley Fair Board of Directors has voted unanimously to cancel the 76th Annual Salinas Valley Fair scheduled for May 14 to 17 in King City, citing California’s shelter-in-place travel restrictions and health concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. The board’s...

Monterey County library, residents create face masks to combat coronavirus

SALINAS VALLEY — The spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused an increased need for masks, from medical-grade to simply covering one’s face, all with the intent of reducing the rate of infection at a community and worldwide level. This has caused a shortage of higher-end masks...

Food distribution increases in Salinas Valley amid coronavirus pandemic

SALINAS VALLEY — Sheltering in place coincides with less frequent trips to the grocery store, but for a growing number of people, it also means job loss and an increasing inability to purchase food in the first place. Food distribution has always happened in South Monterey County, but...

GALLERY: King City teacher parade brings social connection during distant times

Teachers from the King City Union School District toured town on Friday, April 3, with a Teacher Parade, during which dozens of vehicles drove through many of the city streets. Teachers wanted to let their students know that they miss them and are thinking...
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