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Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 28, 2024

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CLEAN SLATE DAY MONTEREY COUNTY — The County of Monterey Public Defender’s Office has announced the annual “Clean Slate Day” on Friday, June 28, at three different locations: the Courtyard of the County Government Center in Salinas from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; the Greenfield...

King City’s Robert Cullen achieves elite Top of the Table status

KING CITY — Robert Cullen, Farmers Insurance and Financial Services Agency owner in King City, has qualified for Top of the Table, the gold standard of Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) membership and the internationally recognized benchmark of professionalism in financial services. An exclusive global...

Schmidts honored with Blue Ribbon Award for beautifying Salinas Valley Fair

KING CITY — Eric and Kim Schmidt of Pine Canyon were honored Thursday evening for the volunteer work they have done to beautify and promote the Salinas Valley Fair in King City. The couple were presented with a Blue Ribbon Award from the Western Fairs...

San Lucas Union School District Board appoints Jimenez as new principal/superintendent

SAN LUCAS — San Lucas Union School District Board of Education has appointed Lizsette Jimenez as principal/superintendent. Jimenez brings a wealth of experience and educational background to her new role. She holds a Master of Science in applied school leadership from National University and a...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 26, 2024

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BEAUTIFICATION WEEK KING CITY — King City’s Beautification Week is underway and all residents and businesses are urged to pick a project to beautify the town. Beautification Week runs from June 21-30 under the sponsorship of the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, in...

Monterey County implements new ways to access non-emergency assistance

County of Monterey
MONTEREY COUNTY — The County of Monterey’s Emergency Communications Department (ECD) operates the countywide consolidated emergency communications system for emergency and non-emergency call answering, as well as dispatch services for a majority of Monterey County. Recently, ECD has implemented new tools for reporting non-emergency information,...

King City Beautification Week 2024 kicks off this weekend

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KING CITY — King City’s Beautification Week is just around the corner, and residents and businesses are urged to pick a project to beautify the town. Beautification Week 2024 will run from June 21-30 under the sponsorship of the King City Chamber of Commerce and...

Fort Hunter Liggett soldiers honor Army’s 249th birthday with morning run, cake cutting

Fort Hunter Liggett
JOLON — The Fort Hunter Liggett community came together last Friday to celebrate the Army’s 249th birthday with an early morning run and a special meal.  As the sun rose over Sulphur Springs, Lt. Col. Amorris Conley delivered opening remarks and Chaplain Guy Crubaugh offered...

Quick-thinking Monterey County bus drivers extinguish car fire

MCOE bus drivers
SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) bus driver Susana Rodriguez and her passenger/husband Isaac Godinez, who is also a bus driver for MCOE, were en route from Salinas to Soledad on a routine mail run May 22 when they came across...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 18, 2024

News Briefs
FIRE SEASON MONTEREY COUNTY — Due to current dry weather conditions and increased flammability of forest fuels and grasses, Fire Season has officially been declared in San Benito and Monterey counties as of 8 a.m. on June 17, according to Cal Fire, San Benito-Monterey Unit....
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