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Cal Fire suspends burn permits in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — California has already experienced an unusually early start to its fire year amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, increased fire activity in California and across the west is...

South Monterey County dancers to benefit from fundraiser Saturday

KING CITY — Monterey County Dance Foundation will host “A Toast to Dance” this Saturday at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City, celebrating the return of performing arts after the long pandemic shutdown of in-person learning and performances. Proceeds from the July 31 event...

Fundraiser brings in $150K to support King City resident in need of liver transplant

KING CITY — Hundreds of South Monterey County residents gathered last Thursday to raise thousands of dollars for a good cause while showing what it means to support one of their own. With a turnout of nearly 700 guests, a fundraiser was held March 23...

Hotline, webinars provide HR support for Monterey County employers

MONTEREY COUNTY — In partnership with the California Employers Association, the Monterey County Workforce Development Board is providing a free hotline and a series of webinars to assist local employers with Human Resources (HR) support.  Employers can call the HR Hotline Monday through Friday, from...

Salinas Valley farmers seek rebound after floods, virus hit lettuce crops

SALINAS VALLEY — Things were challenging enough for lettuce growers in Monterey County’s Salinas Valley before Mother Nature dealt a one-two punch in this year’s storms. Farmers in 2022 had suffered an estimated $150 million in crop losses as impatiens necrotic spot virus — a...

2023 wine grape harvest begins in Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — The 2023 Monterey County wine grape harvest has begun with Scheid Family Wines’ Isabelle’s Vineyard located in the Salinas Valley along River Road, west of Chualar, on the Monterey Wine Trail, announced Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association last week. Cool weather delayed the...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Oct. 13, 2022

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GONZALES — A cultural celebration in honor of the 75th anniversary of Gonzales will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. along Fourth Street. There will be lots of fun for families, including food, games and music. WITCH RIDE GREENFIELD — The...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 1, 2022

AWARDS RESCHEDULED KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has announced the new date for its Annual Awards Dinner, which was originally planned for March 5. The annual event honoring local businesses and community members will now take place on Saturday, Aug....

Monterey County Historical Society awarded over 80K historic photos from Pat Hathaway collection

MONTEREY COUNTY — The huge unrivaled collection of historical images collected by the late Pacific Grove photographer, Pat Hathaway, has been awarded to the Monterey County Historical Society in Salinas. Hathaway died Jan. 6, 2021, without a will, which meant his estate — and the...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 5, 2022

ARIEL MUSICAL SALINAS — ARIEL Theatrical has announced a bonus addition to its 2022 season, “Miss Nelson is Missing! - The Musical,” with performances set for Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., May 6-7 and 13-14. Based on the popular...
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