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Monterey County continues shelter-in-place order as more Covid-19 deaths reported

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UPDATE (May 30): Monterey County's Variance Attestation form was approved by the state Saturday, allowing the county to advance into expanded Stage 2. MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno has issued a new health order to continue the county’s shelter-in-place directive,...

Free Pet Food Bank distribution event set for Saturday in Greenfield

MONTEREY COUNTY — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Monterey County is focused on keeping pets in their homes with their families during this difficult time.  To ensure safety and pet food for everyone who needs it, the Pet Food Bank hours...

San Lucas School uses 3D printer to create mask filters for essential workers

SAN LUCAS — When the Covid-19 pandemic closed school campuses for the remainder of the academic year, San Lucas School Principal and District Superintendent Jessica Riley was disappointed her students wouldn’t have an opportunity to see its new 3D printer in action.  Donated by oil...

King City High students clear out greenhouses with plant sale

KING CITY — Agriculture students at King City High School left behind their greenhouses in March when schools were ordered to shut down as a response to the growing Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, weeds grew and roses died, but hardier plants like succulents and rosemary...

Monterey County makes progress toward reopening businesses

SALINAS VALLEY — Cities within Monterey County continue to move toward reopening in slow phases, with recent guideline changes from the state meaning different, and often easier, hurdles to pass in order to ease restrictions. “Under the previous criteria, the county would not have met...

King City’s Memorial Day ceremony pays tribute to fallen comrades

KING CITY — A no-attendance Memorial Day ceremony was held Monday at King City Cemetery, conducted by personnel from Fort Hunter Liggett. This year’s ceremony was not conducted by King City VFW Post 6747 in order to uphold community safety through social distancing. “Never forget that...

Caravan rolls through King City to bring awareness to 2020 Census

KING CITY — A Census 2020 caravan rolled through the streets of King City last Sunday, May 24. The caravan was a way for city staff and volunteers to raise awareness about this year’s census to increase the city’s response rate, which is currently 48.6...

Pinnacles National Park increases recreational access to allow bicycle and foot traffic

PAICINES — Pinnacles National Park has begun to increase recreational access to the park, allowing for bike and foot traffic only as parking areas remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Park Service is using a phased approach to increase access on a...

South Monterey County families still in need of infant supplies

SALINAS VALLEY — Diaper distributions two weeks ago in South Monterey County highlighted a growing need for infant supplies along with increased need for food. Agencies in Gonzales, Greenfield and King City each received diapers and wipes from First 5 Monterey County, but their supplies...

Salinas Valley leaders discuss economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic

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SALINAS VALLEY — Officials from South Monterey County met in a town hall Zoom meeting to discuss local economies and possible resources businesses can use to stabilize themselves during the Covid-19 pandemic. As shelter-in-place orders continue, profits go down statewide for almost all types of...
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