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March 23, 2023

San Ardo School reopens with new Covid-19 safeguards

SAN ARDO — Students returned to in-person instruction Nov. 2 at San Ardo School, one of the first campuses to reopen in Monterey County with new Covid-19 safety precautions and the first to do so in South Monterey County. The waiver, submitted by San Ardo...

Salinas Valley Fair board parts ways with CEO

SALINAS VALLEY — Leadership at the Salinas Valley Fair has shifted after TJ Plew announced Oct. 7 she was no longer the CEO for the fairgrounds in King City. “I am no longer professionally affiliated with the Salinas Valley Fair,” Plew posted on social media....

Hartnell College breaks ground at new Soledad Center

SOLEDAD — Hartnell College has broken ground on its new Soledad Education Center and celebrated the start of construction this month with a groundbreaking ceremony that was attended by more than 100 community members, local students and elected officials. Scheduled to open in spring 2021, the 16,750-square-foot multipurpose educational...

Bernosky to speak at luncheon

Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated will be holding its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, June 6, 11:30 a.m., at Lawrence’s Restaurant, 611 Canal St., King City.

King City wins statewide award for public safety

KING CITY — The City of King has won the 2019 Helen Putnam Award in the public safety category for its Comprehensive Plan to End Youth Violence, announced the League of California Cities at its annual conference in October. This year’s award winners were honored Oct. 16 during...

Monterey County closes Toro Park indefinitely due to wildfire damage

SALINAS — Toro Park will be closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from the wildfires, Monterey County announced Wednesday night. The county park, located 6 miles from downtown Salinas, is currently being used as a base camp for Cal Fire and was already closed to...

PHOTOS: Operation Santa Claus parades through Pine Canyon

PINE CANYON — South Monterey County Fire Protection District’s Pine Canyon Station hosted Operation Santa Claus last Sunday evening. The firefighters dressed up as festive characters and drove their firetrucks through Pine Canyon’s neighborhoods outside King City to wave to onlookers and toss candy canes to...

King City Chamber announces 2019 business, community awards

KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has announced the 2019 winners of the organization’s annual awards — The Garden House as Business of the Year; Dr. Timothy and Phoebe Cheney as Citizens of the Year; and Monterey County Dance Theatre...

CDC issues E. coli warning on romaine lettuce from Salinas Valley

SALINAS — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as public health and regulatory officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas Valley. Based on new...

Residents encouraged to sign up for free clean drinking water

State Water Board bilingual staff, along with Monterey County Public Health, will have a booth to sign up any qualified residents this Sunday for free bottled drinking water if they have domestic wells with high nitrate levels.

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