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Monterey County considers tax hike for aging dams, reservoirs

MONTEREY COUNTY — A community workshop was held last Friday in Salinas to consider options in how to pay for Monterey County’s aging dams and reservoirs, which continue to provide water for drinking and agriculture to the Salinas Valley. Landowners, politicians, legal experts and concerned citizens packed the...

King City VFW announces local essay contest winners

SALINAS VALLEY — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6747 in King City recently awarded scholarships to four students from South Monterey County who participated in the local organization’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth contests. The Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition is open to...

King City residents, businesses honored at awards dinner

KING CITY — A few of King City’s finest community members and businesses were honored Saturday evening during the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s Annual Awards Dinner. The Jan. 25 ceremony, hosted inside the Orradre Building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, recognized Monterey County Dance Theatre and Artistic...

Four-story buildings could be in King City’s future

KING CITY — King City will soon have a change in city code that allows four-story hotels with a maximum height of 50 feet, after a recent decision by the city council.  The current city code limits height to 30 feet and two stories. The...

Ranch Rodeo brings western traditions to Salinas Valley Fairgrounds

KING CITY — Last Sunday’s Monterey County Ranch Rodeo drew 118 participants from the Central Coast and paid out $9,083 in prize money to winners at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds’ Rava Equestrian Center in King City. The 2020 Ranch Rodeo, a partnership between the Salinas...

Mayor LeBarre reflects on King City’s progress

KING CITY — King City Mayor Mike LeBarre delivered a state of the city address during last Tuesday’s luncheon meeting for the Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated. LeBarre reflected on the recent developments he has been a part of in his time on the city council,...

Artist duo creates field of exploration along Salinas River

SALINAS VALLEY — A secret garden named Lesnini Field has been created along the Salinas River in South Monterey County to showcase art and to emphasize discovery. Created by California-based visual artist and writer Erik Bakke and Dutch visual artist and educator Andre Dekker in...

New laws take effect in California for 2020

CALIFORNIA — The beginning of a new year comes with many new laws taking effect throughout the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed numerous bills into law that aim to tackle issues including firearms, housing, pollution, schools, animal rights and more. South Monterey County businesses,...

Holiday wishes come true for San Ardo families

SAN ARDO — Local oil company Aera Energy and several of its business partners made the holidays brighter for five San Ardo families, including 18 children ranging in ages from 18 months to 16 years. On. Dec. 17, the families received gifts of clothing, toys and household...

‘Nutcracker Ballet’ soars to new heights for 60th production in South Monterey County

KING CITY — “The Nutcracker Ballet” returned to the stage last month for its 60th anniversary production in South Monterey County, featuring local students from Monterey County Dance Theatre and character actors from The Stage Hands who performed the holiday classic at Robert Stanton...
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