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Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 1, 2024

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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...

Monterey County supervisors spare sputtering cannabis equity grant program

Cannabis marijuana
MONTEREY COUNTY — A Monterey County program to ensure equity in the local commercial cannabis market is sputtering but will continue on a smaller scale. The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously March 19 to continue the Growing Equity Together program, known as GET, despite...

King City students, volunteers collaborate for annual workday

KING CITY — King City in Bloom (KCIB) and King City High School FFA joined forces March 20 for the second annual collaboration workday. More than 40 FFA students and their advisers participated in planting the new planters along Broadway Street. KCIB members provided the...

5 South Monterey County students land spots at elite professional dance schools

Monterey County Dance Theatre
KING CITY — Five dance students from South Monterey County have been accepted into prestigious professional dance schools this summer. Janette Harkness, artistic director of Monterey County Dance Theatre in King City, congratulated her students — Chloe Arriaga, Anahi Cervantes, Sara Godinez, Alicia Quintana and...

Maddie & Tae set to headline 2024 Salinas Valley Fair

Salinas Valley Fair Maddie & Tae
KING CITY — Award-winning country duo Maddie & Tae is scheduled to perform at the 2024 Salinas Valley Fair on Saturday, May 18, at the fairgrounds in King City. “We are looking forward to offering a headlining entertainment piece to the Salinas Valley Fair,” said...

Condors lay first egg of year at Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park condor egg
SOLEDAD — Pinnacles National Park biologists have confirmed the first condor egg within the park for 2024. The parents, Condors 868 and 931, are a new pair and have chosen a nest cavity in a place that no condors have used before. Condor 868 is a...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 27, 2024

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MUSTANG CELEBRATION KING CITY — The community is invited to celebrate the King City High School Mustang boys’ soccer team, which won the 2024 Division IV NorCal State Championship, on Wednesday, March 27. A downtown parade will begin at 1:40 p.m., followed by a ceremony...

Community Foundation for Monterey County announces LEAD Institute 2024 participants

MONTEREY COUNTY — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has selected 21 emerging nonprofit managers to join the LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Institute’s 2024 cohort. LEAD is a year-long professional development institute offered by the CFMC’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence to foster strong, effective...

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