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May 26, 2024

New state unemployment claims rose again last week

The U.S. job market remains challenging, with the government reporting Thursday that initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose last week. A total of 741,000 workers filed first-time claims for state jobless benefits last week, an increase of 18,000, the Labor Department said. It was...

How California stands to benefit from the $2.2 trillion infrastructure proposal

“This is a game changer,” Gov. Gavin Newsom exulted last week during a news conference. “We are very, very enthusiastic.” Was he talking about his recent coronavirus vaccination? The latest poll in the recall campaign? No, he was reveling in news from what has long been California’s sweet...

King City dance studio resumes indoor practice

KING CITY — Students from Monterey County Dance Theatre were able to return to their dance studio in King City to resume indoor practice for the first time in 380 days. Director Janette Harkness called the past year “the roller coaster of all roller coasters,”...

Biden takes initial steps to address gun violence

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, calling gun violence in the United States “an international embarrassment,” took a set of initial steps on Thursday to address the problem, starting with a crackdown on the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, or firearms assembled from kits. Acknowledging that...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 9, 2021

CLASSROOM RETURN GREENFIELD — Greenfield Union School District Superintendent Zandra Galvan said the district continues to plan for the return to in-person instruction beginning April 26, as announced in her April 1 message to families. The first grades that will return on April 26 will...

King City Lions Club hosts annual Easter egg hunt at fairgrounds

KING CITY — King City Lions Club hosted its yearly Easter Egg Hunt at Salinas Valley Fairgrounds last Saturday. A total of 3,000 eggs plus 24 prize eggs were prepared by a team of 15 in the Orradre Building kitchen, then hidden around the fairgrounds...

More contagious virus variant is now dominant in U.S., CDC chief says

WASHINGTON — A highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in Britain has become the most common source of new infections in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The worrisome development comes...

Caltrans to reopen Highway 1 at Rat Creek by April 30

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has announced that it will reopen Highway 1 at Rat Creek in Monterey County by April 30, nearly two months ahead of schedule. A full closure of the highway has been in place following the Jan. 28 mudslide that washed out...

New program aims to expand access to Covid-19 resources

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MONTEREY COUNTY — A new community program called VIDA (Virus Integrated Distribution of Aide) was announced with a formal name during the March 31 press briefing for Monterey County, in which the City of Gonzales is a founding partner group. The formal start to the...

The end of California’s lockdowns

Today, we’re starting with some big news: There will be no green tier after all. In fact, very soon, we’re set to say goodbye to the purple, red, orange and yellow tiers that have for months dictated so much about our lives. California plans to...
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