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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...

New Covid-19 variant detected in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — A new Covid-19 variant has been detected in several California counties, including Monterey County, according to the California Department of Public Health. CDPH announced Jan. 17 that a 452R variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, was identified using genetic sequencing...

King City police offer advice against recent package thefts

KING CITY — Officers from King City Police Department have increased patrol and asked residents to be vigilant in reducing package thefts and property crimes as they have taken several related reports. While package thefts stopped on Dec. 31, reports have come in later, causing...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 18, 2021

SOCCER CAMP GREENFIELD — City of Greenfield’s Recreation Department invites families to register their children for youth soccer camp, a four-week camp focused on skill development and conditioning at Patriot Park from 4 to 5 p.m. The registration deadline is Jan. 20, and the program...

Salinas Valley first responders receive Covid-19 vaccinations from nursing students

SALINAS VALLEY — Nursing students from Hartnell Community College administered hundreds of Covid-19 vaccine doses to area firefighters last Saturday. The vaccinations took place at Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas locations in Salinas, Castroville, Greenfield and King City. Students involved were part of the...

2020 Year In Review | Projects pave the way to community progress

The year 2020 was unlike any other, as news of the Covid-19 pandemic nearly dominated headlines each week. However, there were other stories — some virus-related, some not — that also defined the South Monterey County community last year. Here is a look at...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 15, 2021

VACCINE PORTAL MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Department has launched an online portal for residents to indicate their interest in getting a Covid-19 vaccine and to be notified when additional tiers are opening for vaccinations. This is not an appointment portal, but a way...

Monterey County continues Covid-19 vaccine rollout as state expands access to those over 65

MONTEREY COUNTY — More Covid-19 vaccines have arrived in Monterey County as planning begins for the next priority tiers for vaccinations, including those who are age 65 and older as announced by the state this week. On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state is...

2020 Year In Review | Annual fair changes format, leadership

The year 2020 was unlike any other, as news of the Covid-19 pandemic nearly dominated headlines each week. However, there were other stories — some virus-related, some not — that also defined the South Monterey County community last year. Here is a look at...
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