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Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Sept. 23, 2020

VETERAN BANNERS SOLEDAD — Veterans and active duty banner program applications are available in Soledad. The program will recognize Soledad residents who have served or are serving in the military. The program will honor those individuals with a banner displaying their name and picture hung...

Monterey County extends senior meal delivery program to assist elderly during coronavirus

MONTEREY COUNTY — The Great Plates Delivered program was extended through Oct. 9 and has increased its ability to help 300 seniors in need, up from the 200 limit when it first began in May. The program operates as a public assistance effort funded by...

King City Rotary’s 2020 Crab Feed remains on track with adjustments

KING CITY — King City Rotary Club’s 2020 Crab Feed is tentatively set to take place on Nov. 20, with slight adjustments due to Covid-19 health concerns. The date would put the annual crab feed on the Friday before Thanksgiving. Oscar Avalos, president of King City...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Sept. 21, 2020

EAGLES GROUNDED SALINAS VALLEY — King City Young Eagle’s flight event for local youth has been canceled after multiple postponements due to Covid-19. With no end in sight for the shutdowns and health restrictions, organizers Bill Sabo and Tom Hail were forced to cancel the...

King City awarded $3.5 million for sidewalk repairs

KING CITY — California Department of Housing and Community Department has awarded King City with $3.5 million for sidewalk repairs and improvements, which was applied for as part of a competitive Community Development Block Grant program. The funding, which comes from the federal government, is...

Dolan Fire evacuation center relocates to King City High School gym

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County has relocated its evacuation center from the King City Library to the King City High School gym to accommodate more residents who are evacuating from the Dolan Fire, currently burning in the Santa Lucia Mountains west of the Salinas...

Monterey County’s Covid-19 numbers improve, state data shows

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MONTEREY COUNTY — The latest assessment by the California Department of Public Health, issued Sept. 8, continues to have Monterey County in Tier I, known as the Purple Tier, which has the most restrictions on businesses. In order to move to Tier II, the Red...

Construction continues at Hartnell College’s King City Education Center

KING CITY — New classroom construction at Hartnell College’s King City Education Center continues, as the two-story framework is ready for weather barriers and sealing the building from outside elements. The satellite campus has been undergoing an expansion since the beginning of this year. “If all...

Salinas Valley air quality degrades to ‘unhealthy’ levels as Dolan Fire spreads

SALINAS VALLEY — Air quality in the Salinas Valley diminished over the past week as the Dolan Fire continues to spread through Los Padres National Forest’s Ventana Wilderness and northern areas of Fort Hunter Liggett. According to the U.S. Forest Service, conditions had degraded to...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Sept. 16, 2020

BIKE HELMETS GREENFIELD — Greenfield Union School District Resource Center, 493 El Camino Real, will host a bike helmet fitting event today from 3 to 5 p.m., by appointment only. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury while cycling if they are properly fitted. Elementary...
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