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County of Monterey and Friends of Laguna Seca reach settlement for Laguna Seca Recreation Area

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
SALINAS — The County of Monterey Department of Public Works, Facilities and Parks and Friends of Laguna Seca (FLS) have announced the execution of a comprehensive settlement that ends the Laguna Seca Raceway lawsuit, “Highway 68 Coalition vs. County of Monterey.” “We view this as...

8th grader wins Monterey County Spelling Bee

Monterey County Spelling Bee
MONTEREY COUNTY — After 18 rounds and numerous words, Monterey County has a new spelling champion. Ryan Ferguson, an eighth-grade student from San Carlos School in Monterey, out-spelled 26 other students from schools throughout the county to win the Countywide Spelling Bee on March 16...

King City Police crack down on distracted driving violations

King City Police
KING CITY — Since April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, King City Police Department will be actively looking for drivers who are in violation of the state’s hands-free cell phone law throughout the month. “In today’s fast-paced life, it is common to lose focus while...

Bay Area health officials urge vigilance as measles cases rise nationally

Measles MMR vaccine
MONTEREY COUNTY — With measles on the rise nationally, and recent cases locally, County of Monterey Health Department joins Bay Area health officials in urging everyone to be up to date on measles vaccinations and to watch for symptoms after travel or exposure. The best...

Only 1 in 6 homeless infants and toddlers enrolled in early childhood programs in California, study finds

Child reading
CALIFORNIA — Enrollment in early childhood development programs can mitigate some of the consequences of homelessness among infants and toddlers, but only 1 out of 9 of these children are enrolled in such programs, according to a recent national report. In California, 1 out...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 3, 2024

News Briefs
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Cattlemen’s and Cattlewomen’s scholarship deadline has been extended to April 15. These scholarships are available to graduating seniors in Monterey County who plan to continue their education in agriculture. Applications can be found online at montereycountycattlewomen.org and...

Monterey County Business Council secures contract to manage SBA’s Small Business Development Centers

Monterey County Business Council
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Business Council (MCBC) has been awarded the contract to manage the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Monterey and San Benito counties. This achievement underscores the Council’s dedication to fostering a thriving business environment and supporting local...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 1, 2024

News Briefs
EL MERCADO OPENS SALINAS — Hartnell College has announced the grand opening of El Mercado, an on-campus market set to launch on April 1 at its Main Campus in Salinas. Developed by the Hartnell College SOUL Center (Office of Basic Needs), El Mercado is an...

King City Rabbit Run makes a return Saturday

King City Rabbit Run
KING CITY — King City Rotary Club’s Rabbit Run will make its return Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. at the San Bernabe Visitors Center, located at 53001 Oasis Road in King City. The Rotary Club anticipates 150 participants, and will offer additional features to...

New look and name for 2024 Artists Studio Tour

Open Studios Art Tours
MONTEREY COUNTY — Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) will be continuing the Artist Studio Tour’s legacy, previously run by Arts Habitat. To ensure the tour’s continuous growth and longevity, Arts4MC will be collaborating with Arts Habitat for the 32nd annual tour’s transition into their...
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