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Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Nov. 6, 2020

RIBBON CUTTING GONZALES — Taylor Farms Family Health and Wellness Center in Gonzales will host a live virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. to celebrate its recent facility expansion. The event will be posted on its Facebook page, facebook.com/svmhs. SCHOOL WAIVERS MONTEREY COUNTY —...

Monterey County enters escrow on ag commissioner office in King City

KING CITY — Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez announced last week that the county has entered escrow on a property in King City that will host the return of the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office in South Monterey County. The location at 1011 Broadway St....

Greenfield Harvest Festival brings family fun this Sunday

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Harvest Festival will return this Sunday, Oct. 16, with many free activities for families in downtown Greenfield, all while celebrating the city’s 75th anniversary. Beginning at 11 a.m., the festival kicks off with a community parade starting at Apple Street and El...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 26, 2021

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County is currently accepting nominations for its LIVE UNITED Awards. The 45th annual community service awards honor volunteers who made significant contributions in Monterey County during the calendar year 2020. Organizations and individuals can nominate either an...

City of King budget forecast brings optimism

KING CITY — City council members from King City heard a presentation about the city budget and city goals during a special council meeting on May 26. After making large budget cuts for the 2020-21 fiscal year in anticipation of economic turbulence due to the...

Sen. Caballero to continue representing Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — Sen. Anna Caballero will continue to represent the Salinas Valley and San Benito County for the next two years until a new senator assumes the district, announced the Senate Rules Committee last week. Every 10 years a neutral committee completes the redistricting...

Cal Water secures $83M in state funding to relieve customers of past-due balances accumulated during pandemic

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KING CITY — With financial impacts of Covid-19 felt by California Water Service (Cal Water) customers well past the height of the pandemic, Cal Water applied for and has received more than $83 million through the California Extended Water and Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program...

Federal loan to help improve bus services in South Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey-Salinas Transit’s plans to finish building a South County Operations and Maintenance Facility in King City are being realized, following the Oct. 29 approval of a $8.45 million loan with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding, part of the DOT’s Transportation...

Monterey County supervisors adopt countywide mask order

MONTEREY COUNTY — After several weeks of discussion, Monterey County Board of Supervisors has approved a countywide indoor face covering ordinance that could begin in late October if certain criteria are met. Last week the Board delayed final approval of its mask mandate until Tuesday...

Fauci warns U.S. could be headed for another virus spike

UNITED STATES — States have continued steadily lifting restrictions, despite warnings from top federal health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci that new coronavirus cases in the United States have plateaued at a very high level after their drastic drop has stalled and that the...
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