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Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Oct. 26, 2020

VOTER TURNOUT MONTEREY COUNTY — With the General Election just days away, Monterey County Elections has already processed more than 81,721 vote-by-mail ballots as of Oct. 24. This is more than the total number of vote-by-mail ballots received in the county's March Primary Election (71,603)....

California adds new equity metric to reopening criteria

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MONTEREY COUNTY — The state of California has implemented new reopening guidelines called “equity metrics” in an effort to bring down Covid-19 infection rates in disadvantaged communities and communities of color. The third metric adds another criteria for counties to reopen but has not been...

King City FFA places third in state chapter ranking

KING CITY — Future Farmers of America students at King City High School ranked third out of about 380 chapters in California in a 2020 Chapter of the Year standings shared by KCHS FFA adviser Jessica Souza on Oct. 9. The rankings are announced yearly...

South Monterey County cities offer disposal bins for unwanted medicine

SALINAS VALLEY — A South County Prescription Drug Take Back Week will take place from Oct. 21 through 25, during which residents can bring unused or expired medicine to the lobbies of Gonzales or King City police departments to be eliminated with no questions...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Oct. 22, 2020

PUMPKIN SHOWOFF MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Free Libraries has invited county residents to take a photo of their decorated or carved pumpkin and post it on Facebook or Instagram with the libraries tagged. Participants have a chance to win a prize as they get...

Monterey County closes Covid-19 testing site in Greenfield

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SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Health Department announced the closure of the free Covid-19 testing site at Greenfield Library effective Oct. 17, with the facilities moving to Seaside beginning Tuesday. “We did get state support to move our testing operations from Greenfield to Seaside High...

District waives community service hours for King City, Greenfield high school seniors

KING CITY — High school seniors in King City and Greenfield won’t have to worry about community service hours for their graduation in 2021. School board members for South Monterey County Joint Union High School District voted to waive the requirement for the 2020-21 school...

United Way partners with Monterey County to launch rent and utility assistance program

MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County has partnered with the Monterey County Department of Social Services to provide rent and utility assistance to eligible residents who are experiencing unemployment and loss of income because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “All of us know someone who...

New wildfire breaks out near Dolan Fire

MONTEREY COUNTY — A new wildfire, named the Coleman Fire, broke out Sunday afternoon adjacent to the Dolan Fire on the Los Padres National Forest and Fort Hunter Liggett army base, west of King City. As of Monday, the fire has grown to an estimated...

Candidate Q&A: South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Board

Voters in South Monterey County will soon be choosing mayors, city council members and school board trustees in the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election. To help voters make an informed decision, King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune sent out a questionnaire to all the...
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