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May 26, 2024

Crisis housing site set up at San Lorenzo Park in King City

KING CITY — Ten trailers have been set up at San Lorenzo Park in King City to serve as the South Monterey County regional Alternative Housing Site in the event of a local Covid-19 outbreak. The state had promised Monterey County 100 trailers, but so...

Food Bank distributions continue through May in South Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — Food Bank for Monterey County continues to provide weekly food distributions at sites around South Monterey County during the month of May. The distributions are curbside and focused mainly on cars in a drive-thru format. With sites in most towns, those in...

Aerial tribute to honor first responders, essential workers in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — King City and Salinas area residents should turn their eyes skyward Saturday afternoon to witness an aerial tribute to those who have given to their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lightning Formation Airshows, with support from Watsonville Airport and in conjunction with...

South Monterey County schools consider graduation alternatives

SALINAS VALLEY — High school graduations across the country have been impacted by the shelter-in-place orders resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, and although local schools will not have their June ceremonies as in past years, most have come up with different plans. South Monterey County...

Greenfield and Salinas among new Covid-19 testing sites in Monterey County

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SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County launched two new testing sites for Covid-19 in Greenfield and Salinas last week, having announced their locations on May 2 in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directive for California to open 80 more testing sites. The Greenfield community testing site,...

Mee Memorial Hospital lays off 55 employees due to revenue decline

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Hospital in King City has laid off 55 employees due to a decline in revenue from fewer patient visits during the Covid-19 pandemic. Significant decreases in patient volume — down by 59 percent in April — have reduced the hospital’s...

Fire destroys playground at Del Rey Elementary School

KING CITY — A fire destroyed playground equipment at Del Rey Elementary School in King City late Monday afternoon. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze within minutes of responding to the school at 502 King St. No one was injured in the fire, the...

Microloan fund created for Monterey County businesses

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is creating an Emergency Microloan Fund within its Small Business Revolving Loan Program with Cal Coastal to assist local small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The county has about $661,000 in federal funds available for lending, which could help...

Monterey County extends shelter-in-place order through May 31

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County’s shelter-in-place order has been extended through May 31, announced Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno on Friday. The updated Shelter-in-Place Order goes into effect May 4, when the previous order was set to expire. The new order also includes...

Monterey County issues mandatory face covering order for residents

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is requiring residents to wear a face covering when going out into the public to perform essential activities, effective Thursday, April 30, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. “As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, we are continuously reassessing our policies...
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