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Salinas Valley News Briefs | Dec. 16, 2020

LETTERS TO SANTA KING CITY — The organizers of King City Candy Cane Drive are hosting a Letters to Santa bin at 528 Division St. in King City through Dec. 18. Children can write letters to Santa and place them in the barrel. Organizers said...

Sol Treasures presents virtual ‘holiday spectacular’ Thursday

KING CITY — Sol Treasures will present a “Home for the Holidays Spectacular” on Thursday night, Dec. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. Featuring local, regional and national talent, the virtual show will be hosted by Jeff Hinderschied and Jamie Jones, portraying local fictional characters...

Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation serves 575 meals at Polenta and Stew Feed

KING CITY — A total of 575 meals were served during the annual Polenta and Stew Feed to help raise funds for the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation. Heritage Foundation board members volunteered to run the Dec. 4 event, while members from King City...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Dec. 14, 2020

COAT DRIVE GREENFIELD — The annual coat drive in Greenfield has resumed and a collection container will be placed outside Greenfield Community Science Workshop, 45 El Camino Real, from Monday through Saturday. NO WALK-INS KING CITY — Mee Memorial Hospital in King City announced Dec. 6 that...

Drive-thru parade kicks off holidays in King City

KING CITY — A community-organized drive-thru parade in King City will take place this year in lieu of the annual lighted Christmas parade. The formula has been shifted around, and rather than have standing crowds watch vehicles, the community is invited to drive through parked...

Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum hosts classic car exhibit and barbecue Saturday

KING CITY — Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum will host its latest pop-up program, a classic car exhibit and barbecue, at San Lorenzo Park in King City on Saturday, Dec. 12. Vehicles on display will be from the MCARLM classic car collection, with...

Monterey County SPCA food banks help hungry pets amid Covid crisis

SALINAS VALLEY — Local pets have been impacted alongside their human families as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic causes an increased need for food assistance. The SPCA for Monterey County has been hosting off-site pet food banks monthly since June, with Greenfield having served as the...

King City police chief announces departure

KING CITY — Police Chief Robert Masterson will be leaving after more than three years at the helm of the King City Police Department, the City of King announced this week. Masterson, who has worked for King City since July 2017, recently accepted the police...

Monterey County enacts regional stay-at-home order effective Sunday

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is enacting the state’s latest health restrictions early to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and patient overflow at area hospitals after monitoring local and regional intensive care unit (ICU) capacity. On Wednesday, the county's Board of Supervisors unanimously approved...

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...
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