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Monterey County loses 47,000 jobs during pandemic

MONTEREY COUNTY — Representatives from several area chambers of commerce spoke about how Monterey County businesses are dealing with the Covid-19 shutdowns during a Dec. 2 media briefing. Monterey County has been tracking data about economic impacts, including the loss of more than 47,000 jobs...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Dec. 9, 2020

DRIVE-THRU CLINIC KING CITY — King City Union School District and Monterey County Health Department have partnered to offer a free drive-thru flu clinic on Friday, Dec. 11, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Del Rey Elementary School parking lot, 502 King St. FluMist...

South Monterey County youth learn about bike repairing in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Local youth were able to learn important bicycle safety skills and needed bicycle equipment at the Greenfield Community Science Workshop’s Bike Repair Workshop. Youth were able to bring their bicycles over to the GCSW site on El Camino Real to work on repairs...

Pop-up sites increase access to Covid-19 testing for South Monterey County residents

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SALINAS VALLEY — Free pop-up Covid-19 testing sites have been emerging lately in South Monterey County as part of an effort to increase testing access after a new site was added to Castroville to the existing lineup of Salinas and Seaside. When available, local residents...

Monterey County libraries offer internet hotspots for local students in need

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Free Libraries is providing Wi-Fi hotspots to youth who need internet access.  A total of 300 hotspots have been funded through Monterey County Health Department in partnership with the City of Gonzales. Any youth in Monterey County can bring their library...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Dec. 5, 2020

VETERAN RESOURCES KING CITY — Veterans can pick up a resource kit at King City Library during curbside hours. The kit contains information about how to access benefits through resources, such as VetNow. There will also be swag included in the veteran grab bag. The...

Monterey County Dance Foundation presents virtual performance and fundraiser Friday

SALINAS VALLEY — South Monterey County dance students are in need of a Christmas miracle after enduring a difficult year due to the coronavirus pandemic, from the shutting down of their dance studio in King City to the canceling of both their spring production...

New stay-at-home order likely to hit Central Coast

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SACRAMENTO — New stay-at-home orders issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday will be based on intensive care unit capacity in five regions in California. Newsom said much of the state will likely be under the stay-at-home orders within the next few days if ICU...

Monterey County prepares for first round of Covid-19 vaccines

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County officials expect the first allocations of Covid-19 vaccines to be in limited supply, and will target health care professionals in the first round of vaccinations. Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno spoke about the county’s planning process during a...

Monterey County seeks public input on improving San Lorenzo Park

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County officials are seeking community input for ways to possibly improve or enhance San Lorenzo Park with Prop 68 grant funding. If successful in obtaining grant money, the county would see an award ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, such...
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