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May 19, 2024

King City’s Rose headed to Naval Academy

Soon-to-be high school graduate Christian Rose will be studying and training at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in the fall of 2018 as he prepares for his military career.

King City fourth graders tour O’Neill Sea Odyssey in Santa Cruz

KING CITY — After two years without a field trip due to the pandemic, fourth graders from Santa Lucia Elementary School in King City were able to board the O’Neill Sea Odyssey catamaran for a two-hour tour on the Pacific Ocean. Last month, students from...

King City forum discusses dangers of fentanyl

KING CITY — Numerous area organizations partnered to host a Fentanyl Forum Town Hall on July 25 at Chalone Peaks Middle School in King City, with the aim toward improving public knowledge about the narcotic and reducing the rising overdose rate. The primary panelists were...

Monterey County joins national commemoration of 2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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MONTEREY COUNTY — During the week of April 21-27, crime victims, survivors and those who serve them will join together across the United States to promote victims’ rights and services, and educate communities on the devastating impact crime has on victims, neighborhoods, schools and...

The ‘Californization’ of the Olympics

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: If California were its own country, it would rank fifth in an Olympic medal count. Dr. Bill Mallon, who had recently landed in Tokyo when I reached him by phone this week, couldn’t say for sure whether...

King City man found guilty of violently raping child

KING CITY — A Monterey County jury has convicted Leonardo Ramirez Jr., a resident of King City, for violently raping a 10-year-old girl during a 2018 residential burglary after his identity was discovered from DNA found in a discarded Covid mask last year. Ramirez, 28,...

All California adults can now get a vaccine. You just have to find one.

As of Thursday, every Californian age 16 and older is officially eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. That doesn’t mean it will be easy for everyone get a shot right away. The vaccine rollout has been chaotic, according to various news reports and hundreds of emails...

Commissioners review Paraiso Springs Resort project site

Last Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Monterey County Planning Commission held an on-site meeting to review the site for the Paraiso Springs Resort project west of Soledad and Greenfield.

Taylor Farms invests in the future with academic scholarships

SALINAS VALLEY — Taylor Farms recently hosted employees and their families at its annual scholarship luncheon on June 15.  This year 37 students were selected as new scholarship recipients. In addition, Taylor Farms is also awarding 101 renewed scholarships, for students who were awarded between...

Disaster microloans continue to be available to businesses in South Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Cal Coastal will continue its small business disaster microloan program and even expand the offerings to larger loans to help during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, announced CEO Lee Takikawa during a county press conference Aug. 14. “The county has just received notification...
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