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More than half of Monterey County residents vaccinated

MONTEREY COUNTY — Reopening blueprint metrics have Monterey County in the Orange Tier, but the vaccination rates continue to climb. County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno said on April 14 that 48% of the county’s populace age 16 and older have received at least one...

Chauvin verdict reverberates across California

On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of murdering George Floyd, the Black man whose death under Chauvin’s knee led to a nationwide uprising against police brutality last summer. The news was met with a kind of collective sigh of relief,...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 21, 2021

TORO PARK REOPENS SALINAS — Monterey County’s Toro Park reopened to the public on April 19 after an eight-month closure as the park recovered from wildfire damage. Most trails in the park are open and visitors are asked to stay on and in designated trails...

New mural honors Salinas Valley Fairgrounds and ranchers

KING CITY — A new mural is in the works on the side of Pete’s Towing, with artwork that pays tribute to Salinas Valley ranching and the Salinas Valley Fair. The project is being spearheaded by King City in Bloom, with art direction by Jennifer...

King City Police Department introduces new officers

KING CITY — Acting Capt. Rory Lakind and Officer Daisy Gurley were introduced to the community as new law enforcement personnel serving King City Police Department during a Peace Officer Oath on March 29. The live-streamed event was a way to introduce the two to...

How dangerous is wildfire smoke?

Last week, California's top legislative leaders unveiled a plan to spend more than half a billion dollars on efforts aimed at protecting the state from catastrophic wildfires. The plan builds on the governor’s proposal in January to spend $1 billion on wildfire prevention and resiliency...

Teen arrested for King City murder

KING CITY — A King City teenager was arrested Friday in connection with the March 31 shooting that killed a 31-year-old local man. Members of the King City Police Department and Monterey County Strategic Weapons and Tactics Team served a search warrant April 16 in...

New energy storage facility under construction in Parkfield

PARKFIELD — Construction is underway on a new energy storage facility in Parkfield, the second phase in the California Flats solar farm project. The two primary purchase agreements are between Apple and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez said the first...

Your reminder to prepare for the ‘Big One’

Every time there’s an earthquake in California, you’ll know it immediately — if you’re online. The moment a temblor strikes, night or day, big or small, a stream of one-word tweets or texts will inevitably show up in your feeds: “EARTHQUAKE.” That’s what happened early Monday,...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 16, 2021

EARTH DAY CLEANUP GREENFIELD — Greenfield Parks and Recreation Committee has invited the community to an Earth Day park cleanup on April 17, to be held at Patriot Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Pandemic health guidelines...
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