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Monterey County works with federal government to safeguard homes in wildfire areas

MONTEREY COUNTY — Emergency watershed protection work on eight properties in the wildfire areas from 2020’s Carmel and River fires has concluded in a partnership between Monterey County and the federal government. Tom Moss, senior hydrologist with the county’s public works department, said eight projects...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 25, 2021

SKATE PARK SURVEY KING CITY — The City of King has received grant funds to replace the ramps at the King City Skate Park at San Antonio Park. The City is seeking input from the public, particularly from users of the skate park, on the...

Highway bridge project near Bradley causes long-term lane closures

BRADLEY — A bridge retrofit project began Friday at the San Antonio River Bridge near Bradley, resulting in a four-month closure of the northbound lanes of Highway 101. The bridge, located north of the Camp Roberts Rest Areas and about a mile south of the...

Free pet food bank moves to new Soledad spot

SOLEDAD — A pet food bank will take place Saturday, Jan. 23, at Soledad High School, hosted by SPCA Monterey County. Free pet food will be provided from 10 to 11 a.m. The Soledad location is a first, as prior South Monterey County pet food...

New long-term lane closure set for Highway 101 in King City

KING CITY — A Caltrans pavement rehabilitation construction project along Highway 101 near King City entered a new phase last week with a long-term lane closure for southbound motorists.  The next stage involves a long-term closure of the No. 1 (left) lane of southbound 101,...

Monterey County meeting provides insight on Covid-19 vaccines

MONTEREY COUNTY — More than 10,742 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Monterey County, out of the total of 24,150 doses of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines allocated and delivered to the county so far. Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno made the announcement...

Cal Fire suspends burn permits in Monterey, San Benito counties

CENTRAL COAST — Significant fire weather is being forecasted in many parts of the state, including Red Flag Warnings across much of southern California. With the lack of meaningful precipitation across much of the central coast, Cal Fire has suspended all burn permits within the...

Retiree reflects on half-century of agricultural work in Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — Jesse Holguin retired from Gonzales Irrigation Systems on Dec. 31, wrapping up a career of 40 years with the company and more than 50 years in total with agricultural work. Holguin began working for Mel Fowler of King City 51 years ago,...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 20, 2021

RESOLUTION CONTEST MONTEREY COUNTY — Have a New Year’s resolution? Let Monterey County Free Libraries know for a chance to win a prize. Share the resolution as a comment on its Facebook or Instagram post using the hashtag #emcfl. Contest ends Jan. 31. NO NUKES LOCKWOOD —...

Monterey County supervisors embark on new year

SALINAS — Monterey County supervisors met Jan. 5 for their first meeting since the election, welcoming Wendy Askew not only as the new District 4 supervisor, but also appointing her as the new board chair. Former board chair Chris Lopez continues as the District 3...
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