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April 24, 2024

King City museum offers educational packets to entertain youth

KING CITY — One South Monterey County museum has undertaken the task of making sure children stay entertained and educated while sheltering in place during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis with activity packets. Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum (MCARLM) in King City distributed 203 packets on...

King City Rustler’s sister papers combine under new nameplate

SALINAS VALLEY — With today’s issue, the publishers of the Gonzales Tribune, Soledad Bee and Greenfield News are pleased to announce a unified newspaper under a fresh new brand for the Salinas Valley region. The newspapers, which have long shared news of regional interest, will be published under...

Second resident dies from coronavirus in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Department reported the county’s second death of a resident from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday. No other information about the individual has been released. As of the health department's latest report, there are now 42 confirmed cases of residents...

Monterey County schools likely to stay closed through end of school year

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County schools are likely to remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. According to online reports Tuesday, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Deneen Guss announced in a letter to parents that the...

What counts as ‘essential business’ in Monterey County amid COVID-19 stay-at-home order

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MONTEREY COUNTY — California residents have been advised to stay indoors, and only leave their home for essential items or services, since the statewide stay-at-home order went into effect March 19 to help combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Essential businesses, however, can stay open...

Pinnacles National Park closes to all day-use visitors to slow spread of COVID-19

Pinnacles National Park
PAICINES — Pinnacles National Park will close to all day-use visitors and vehicles effective Saturday and remain open only to campers with reservations in response to efforts from public health authorities to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 28, the national park, about five miles...

Coronavirus cases increase to 32 in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — There are now 32 residents who have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Monterey County as of Friday, according to the latest report from Monterey County Health Department. Nine of the confirmed cases appear to have been acquired locally through community...

King City Council considers steps to reduce COVID-19 spread

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KING CITY — With proclamations of local emergency having been issued last week by King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales, their city councils scheduled emergency meetings to ratify those proclamations. Each council also discussed how to move forward with the state directive to shelter in place and...

Monterey County supervisors approve $250,000 for Food Bank to help during COVID-19 crisis

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has approved $250,000 in support for the Food Bank for Monterey County, officials announced Friday. The nonprofit agency has seen the number of people it serves quadruple since the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis hit. “There are many nonprofit agencies...

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