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Salinas Valley community leaders gather to talk trash, recycling

SALINAS VALLEY — A virtual meeting was recently held to discuss Waste Management’s SmartTruck program and how it fits into compliance with new organics and recycling laws. Residents were able to learn the reasons why collection services have undergone changes, which include closer monitoring of...

Former King City resident premieres new film

KING CITY — King City native Robert Machoian will premiere his new feature film, “The Killing of Two Lovers,” at Sacramento’s Tower Theatre this week. Machoian, who was born in King City and attended King City High School, is a former faculty member of Sacramento...

CDC says vaccinated people can go maskless in most places

In a sharp turnabout, federal health officials Thursday advised that Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus may stop wearing masks or maintaining social distance in most indoor and outdoor settings, regardless of size. The advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Salinas Valley Fair’s junior livestock auction nets nearly $1M

SALINAS VALLEY — A total of $981,000 was raised for 415 animals at this year’s Salinas Valley Fair junior livestock auction, which took place Saturday before a small crowd of buyers as well as an online component at the fairgrounds in King City. Still photos...

King City man arrested for sexual assault and child molestation

KING CITY — A 19-year-old King City resident has been arrested on multiple sexual assault and child molestation charges. On April 29, King City Police officers responded to Chalone Peaks Middle School regarding possible child molestation. An investigation revealed the suspect, Fermin Aguilar Mendez, had...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 12, 2021

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA KING CITY — Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Educational Exhibit is coming to Marina and King City on May 13 and 14. Sponsored by Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated and Wreaths Across America, the mobile unit will be at the Veteran’s Transition...

Monterey County remains in Orange Tier

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County will remain in the moderately restrictive Orange Tier in the state’s reopening blueprint system as determined Tuesday, following County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno’s announcement last week that the region could possibly shift soon. During a press briefing May 5,...

Nearly half of King City High students return to campus

KING CITY — Board members for South Monterey County Joint Union High School District recently toured King City High School to get an idea of what things looked like with in-person instruction having become a reality at the campus.  “We are thrilled to have students...

Monterey County encourages residents to respond to state antibodies study

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — California Department of Public Health and Stanford University are working on a study called CalScope, which aims to measure antibodies in the populace and determine which activities are connected to different antibody levels in the fight against Covid-19. They will survey random...

Covid-19 relief funds available for small businesses in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Federal, state and county agencies, including Cal Coastal, continue to offer assistance to local businesses, with two new programs having recently begun to help them bounce back from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cindy Merzon, director of Cal Coastal’s Small Business...
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