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CHP helicopter rescues man stranded in river near King City

KING CITY — California Highway Patrol’s Coastal Division Air Operations assisted Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and Cal Fire BEU with the rescue of an individual trapped in the Salinas River near Jolon Road in King City on March 11.  The rising river washed a driver...

Storms flood South Monterey County communities

SAN ARDO — Much of San Ardo in South Monterey County remains flooded from recent storms this week, with the unincorporated community about 20 miles south of King City under evacuation orders. San Ardo Union School District canceled classes on Monday and Tuesday due...

Southern Monterey County Foundation awards $24K to local nonprofits

KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) has awarded nearly $24,000 in grants this year to more than a dozen nonprofit organizations providing services in King City and surrounding areas. Guided by an advisory board of local community members, SMCF raises funds to provide...

‘Dr. Bob’ leads Mee Memorial’s rehab services

KING CITY — It took his own horrific knee injury to introduce Robert Limone to his future profession. The sports injury required two years of extensive physical therapy, but it turned out to be such a positive experience he decided to investigate further studies...

SBA opens Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Salinas

MONTEREY COUNTY — U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of its Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Monterey County to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred from...

King City Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner features emotional night of honors

KING CITY — Laughs were heard and tears were shed during the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday. The March 4 celebration recognized the 2022 winners of the organization’s annual business and community awards held inside the Orradre Building...

City of King temporarily leases site for Italian food truck

KING CITY — City of King in partnership with the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture have encouraged the owners of Luigi’s and Pastability’s to open an Italian restaurant in King City. “A desire for more variety of businesses scored as a high priority...

Planning gets underway for South County Family Justice Center

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Community members are invited to attend a strategic planning event for South Monterey County’s Family Justice Center later this month. A team from the Family Justice Center Alliance, a project of Alliance for HOPE International, is helping Monterey County with the planning...

Heal Together celebrates one year of healing

MONTEREY COUNTY — In early 2021, Hospice Giving Foundation CEO Siobhan Greene posed a question to the community, “In this time of incredible grief and loss, how can we join together to heal?” After a competitive grant process, on Dec. 9, 2021, Hospice Giving...

Balestreri named 2023 Miss King City Stampede

KING CITY — Cristina Balestreri, who grew up in the Salinas Valley, has been named the 2023 Miss King City Stampede. Balestreri, daughter of Monterey County natives Mario and Josephine Balestreri, received the title, sash and crown during the third annual King City Stampede, a...
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