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Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 10, 2021

EDUCATIONAL KITS MONTEREY COUNTY — Transportation Agency for Monterey County unveiled its “Play To Learn Kits” for families on Feb. 24. Funded primarily by the Measure X Safe Routes to School program, the kits were developed in partnership with MY Museum, Cal State Monterey Bay...

King City mural dedication ceremony reflects on agriculture’s impact

KING CITY — King City in Bloom hosted a dedication ceremony on June 24 for the recently completed mural, “A Tribute to Cattle Ranching and the Salinas Valley Fair,” which is the organization’s third historic mural in the town. Project co-chair Steve Schmidt spoke...

Cal Water announces temporary leadership assignments in Salinas Valley districts

SALINAS VALLEY — California Water Service (Cal Water) has announced changes in local leadership for the utility’s King City and Salinas districts, effective Jan. 15.  Salinas District Manager Brenda Granillo will be away from the office until July 2021, resulting in Marc Bloom stepping in...

Coronavirus cases increase to 32 in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — There are now 32 residents who have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Monterey County as of Friday, according to the latest report from Monterey County Health Department. Nine of the confirmed cases appear to have been acquired locally through community...

Chauvin verdict reverberates across California

On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of murdering George Floyd, the Black man whose death under Chauvin’s knee led to a nationwide uprising against police brutality last summer. The news was met with a kind of collective sigh of relief,...

Salinas Valley leaders discuss economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic

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SALINAS VALLEY — Officials from South Monterey County met in a town hall Zoom meeting to discuss local economies and possible resources businesses can use to stabilize themselves during the Covid-19 pandemic. As shelter-in-place orders continue, profits go down statewide for almost all types of...

King City’s National Night Out returns for 2021

KING CITY — More than 500 community members attended King City’s seventh annual National Night Out on Aug. 3 at the King City Fire Department. National Night Out was held throughout the Salinas Valley as part of a nationwide series of community events to build...

New mural to honor local dance legacy in King City

KING CITY — King City will have another colorful mural to add to the five already adorning walls along the Broadway corridor, according to Teri Storelli, president of the nonprofit Monterey County Dance Foundation. The mural will appear on the northern wall of the Monterey...

Salinas Valley McDonald’s franchise awards scholarships to 20 employees

SALINAS VALLEY — Local McDonald’s owner/operator Raymond Costa has awarded college scholarships to 20 employees and their children of McDonald’s restaurants in the Salinas Valley. This year’s recipients received between $1,000 and $3,000 in scholarship money to help pay for tuition or cost of attendance...

2020 Year In Review | Projects pave the way to community progress

The year 2020 was unlike any other, as news of the Covid-19 pandemic nearly dominated headlines each week. However, there were other stories — some virus-related, some not — that also defined the South Monterey County community last year. Here is a look at...
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