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Lockwood teacher honored as Monterey County’s Middle School Teacher of the Year

LOCKWOOD — Heather Robbins of San Antonio School in Lockwood has been named Monterey County’s Middle School Teacher of the Year. The English Language Arts teacher had been told she was being called in to discuss the upcoming school year on July 21, but she...

Monterey County approves fines for face covering violations as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County has joined with local cities, including King City, Soledad and Gonzales, in approving fines for face covering violations. On July 28, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance, effective immediately, allowing citations to be given to those...

Performing arts group spearheads renovation at King City’s historic Robert Stanton Theater

KING CITY — Steve Wilson, a board member with Southern Monterey County Center for the Performing Arts, finished painting the back wall of Robert Stanton Theater at King City High School on July 9 after 10 days of painting. Wilson did the labor while SMCCPA...

South Monterey County schools move ahead with distance learning for upcoming year

MONTEREY COUNTY — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced July 17 that schools located in counties on the state’s Covid-19 watch list would only be able to begin their 2020-21 school year in a virtual setting over computer, also known as distance learning. Monterey County was one...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | July 27, 2020

REC SURVEY SOLEDAD — Residents of Soledad are asked to take a survey regarding the expansions of recreation opportunities within the city. A 2020 community recreation survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSEN20. GOLDEN JUBILEE KING CITY — King City Rotary Club President Oscar Avalos announced during the...

King City adopts citation process to enforce face covering requirement

KING CITY — King City Council has adopted an urgency ordinance establishing a process for issuing citations to those who do not comply with the requirement of wearing face coverings while at work, in businesses and around other people as instituted by state and...

Community discusses solutions to dangerous stretch of Highway 101 between Salinas and Chualar

SALINAS VALLEY — Residents of South Monterey County are no strangers to having to travel north to Salinas or beyond for services or activities, and the stretch of Highway 101 between Salinas and Chualar was the topic of last week’s town hall safety discussion. Monterey...

King City veterinarian donates pet waste stations

KING CITY — Four pet waste stations were installed in King City and three in the Pine Canyon area earlier in July, with another two on the way. All seven stations were donations from Dr. Timothy Cheney of King City Veterinary Hospital, who said he...

Mee Memorial Healthcare System earns Critical Access Hospital designation

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System has been certified as a Critical Access Hospital, earning approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after several years of pursuit. The process began in 2016 and officially went into effect this year on June 25. “Lower...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | July 22, 2020

SPORTS DELAY SALINAS VALLEY — California Interscholastic Federation has determined that education-based athletics will begin with a modified season, with sports to commence in December 2020 or January 2021 at the earliest. The July 20 announcement also noted that CIF is working with statewide agencies,...
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