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February 25, 2024

Monterey County increases emergency support for Dolan Fire evacuees

UPDATE: Monterey County announced Saturday afternoon that it is scaling back the evacuation center's hours to daytime only, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Evacuees who need assistance outside of those hours should call 831-385-3677. Original story below. SALINAS VALLEY — An evacuation center...

Southbound highway ramps at Wildhorse Road remain closed for construction

KING CITY — A Caltrans pavement rehabilitation construction project along Highway 101 near King City will continue with ongoing closures of the on- and off-ramps at Wildhorse Road in September. The southbound ramps will be closed through the entire month, while the northbound ramps are...

King City, Greenfield high schools prepare to allow some students back on campus

KING CITY — School board members from the South Monterey County Joint Union High School District discussed the beginning of school and plans for potential reopening in the future during the Aug. 26 board meeting. “I talked to teachers the first day of school and...

Smoke advisory issued for Salinas Valley as Dolan Fire grows to 111,000 acres

SALINAS VALLEY — Local fire agencies issued a smoke advisory Thursday for Salinas Valley due to the Dolan Fire’s increased activity in the Santa Lucia Mountains west of King City. “Wildfire smoke continues to drift into Monterey County from fires as far as 100 miles...

Dolan Fire triggers evacuations west of Greenfield and King City

SALINAS VALLEY — Evacuation orders were issued Wednesday for areas west of Greenfield and King City, as the Dolan Fire continues to spread east through the Santa Lucia Range. The wildfire, about 10 miles south of Big Sur, expanded by another 20,000 acres overnight, lowering...

Wildfire smoke fills skies over Salinas Valley as Dolan Fire grows to 73,000 acres

SALINAS VALLEY — Smoke from the Dolan Fire has made its way to Salinas Valley, as the wildfire continues to spread east from the Pacific coastline along Highway 1, about 10 miles south of Big Sur. As of Tuesday morning, the fire has burned 73,089...

King City Council examines accessory dwelling units ordinance

KING CITY — King City Council introduced an ordinance regarding accessory dwelling units (ADUs) during its Aug. 25 meeting, with a second reading to take place at the upcoming Sept. 8 meeting. Though limited in scope in what the state allows, such municipalities as King...

Monterey County establishes hotline to report agricultural employee safety concerns

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has established a dedicated hotline to report agricultural concerns related to farmworker safety as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, wildfire smoke and the safe use of pesticides. The phone number, available for both English and Spanish...

Sun Street Centers breaks ground on new Sober Living Environment site in King City

KING CITY — Sun Street Centers recently received $365,000 in donations to help complete the long-anticipated King City Sober Living Environment, the first phase of which got underway last month. “I’m super excited,” said Sun Street CEO Anna Foglia. “This project has been in the...

The Cork & Plough appoints new executive chef

KING CITY — Kurt Walker has been hired as the new executive chef at The Cork & Plough in King City, overseeing restaurant operations from hiring of staff to training to menu development. Walker has 30 years of restaurant management and culinary skills, including working...
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