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Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 9, 2024

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PARK SURVEY GREENFIELD — City of Greenfield’s Parks and Recreation Committee would like to receive feedback on better utilizing the tennis court space at the Greenfield Community Park on Third and Apple. Currently, it is not used for tennis, and the City would like to...

King City service clubs gather for pickleball tourney

Pickleball
KING CITY — This Saturday, King City Rotary Club will host the region’s first Pickleball Tournament with community service organizations, taking place at the Expo building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. The primary goal behind the Feb. 10 event is to bring...

Public workshop to discuss King City’s first roundabout scheduled for tonight

Roundabout
KING CITY — A public workshop on the proposed roundabout project at the intersection of Broadway Street and San Antonio Drive will be held in the King City Council Chambers on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m. The City of King’s consultants will share the...

WeatherTech Raceway to act as staging area for PG&E storm recovery effort

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
MONTEREY COUNTY — In the aftermath of the recent severe weather event, commonly referred to as the Pineapple Express, the County of Monterey Public Works, Facilities and Parks — in conjunction with the management team at Laguna Seca Recreational Area, home of the WeatherTech...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 7, 2024

News Briefs
GATE CLOSURE JOLON — Fort Hunter Liggett’s Main Gate will be closed Feb. 5-9 for renovations. Signs will be posted to direct traffic to the alternate access site near the Hacienda and past the Main Gate. Visitors must check in at the Visitor Control Center...

Chicana author becomes Monterey County’s new poet laureate

poet laureate
MONTEREY COUNTY — After a competitive application and evaluation process by a panel of literary experts, and approved by the Board of Supervisors, the Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) has announced Rachelle Escamilla as the 2024-25 Monterey County Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate is...

Miss Salinas Valley Fair seeks applicants for 2024 title

Miss Salinas Valley Fair
KING CITY — Applications are currently being accepted for the prestigious title of Miss Salinas Valley Fair, which is open to any junior or senior high school girl who is a resident or student of school districts in the counties of Monterey, San Benito,...

Deputies arrest King City man for kidnapping, rape

Police arrest crime
KING CITY — On Jan. 22, the victim of a sexual assault reported being attacked by Christopher Rios of the King City area, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies contacted the victim, who had many physical injuries, and after interviews and evidence collection,...

Monterey County Free Libraries now accepting online payments

Library books reading
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) is now accepting online payments. Library users can pay fees owed on their library accounts with a credit or debit card by visiting emcfl.org. MCFL eliminated fines for overdue library material in 2022; however, library users who...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 2, 2024

News Briefs
LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP MONTEREY COUNTY — The County of Monterey’s annual Legislative Workshop is set for Friday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The community is invited to attend in person or online to find out more about the County’s legislative priorities for 2024....
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