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May 20, 2022

For Second Straight Year, California Sees a Population Decline

LOS ANGELES — Deaths from COVID-19. Aging baby boomers. Fewer children. Restrictions on immigration. These factors, as well as the soaring cost of living, are forcing California — long associated in the public imagination as a destination and place of growth — to confront the...

Monterey County’s top executive announces retirement

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Administrative Officer Charles McKee will be retiring at the end of the year after serving 31 years in local government, county officials announced last week. “I am proud of what we have accomplished as a team on behalf of our...

Carli Hammond crowned Miss Salinas Valley Fair 2022

KING CITY — Monterey County Home Charter School senior Carli Hammond was crowned 2022 Miss Salinas Valley Fair after competing against one other girl in such areas as personality, scholastic ability, poise and horsemanship. The annual contest took place at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in...

Salinas Valley Grad Notes | May 6, 2022

Hannah Stuercke of King City, majoring in nursing, was named to the Dean’s Honor List for Fall 2021 at Cedarville University in Ohio. This recognition requires students to obtain a 3.75 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit...

2 arrested after assault at King City party

KING CITY — King City Police Department responded to a medical aid on May 1 at about 9:28 a.m. for a man who had suffered a head injury after being struck in the face with a bottle the night before. During the investigation into the...

Monterey County approves $9.7M in repairs to Laguna Seca

SALINAS — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has approved $9.7 million in funding for crucial repairs at the legendary WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca, the only major track in the United States that is government owned. Work that will be done includes resurfacing the iconic...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 5, 2022

ARIEL MUSICAL SALINAS — ARIEL Theatrical has announced a bonus addition to its 2022 season, “Miss Nelson is Missing! - The Musical,” with performances set for Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., May 6-7 and 13-14. Based on the popular...

Search warrants lead to 4 arrests for illegal guns in King City

KING CITY — South Monterey County Task Force served five search warrants in King City early Wednesday morning that resulted in the arrests of four local gang members for weapons-related charges, including the manufacturing of ghost guns. The Task Force, which includes the Soledad and...

King City educator named Monterey County Teacher of the Year

KING CITY — Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Deneen Guss recently surprised Annette Zambrano of Del Rey Elementary with a $500 check for receiving the Monterey County Teacher of the Year award. Zambrano, who has taught for 19 years, is a reading intervention teacher with...

United Way Monterey County launches capital campaign

MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County has announced the public phase of its capital campaign, “Building for the Future.” The campaign’s goal is to raise $1.5 million to support the acquisition and transformation of the building located at 247 Main St. and 236 Monterey...
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