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December 7, 2023

California broadens access to Covid-19 booster shots

California is opening up eligibility for booster coronavirus vaccine shots to include anyone 18 or older, making it at least the second state to expand official eligibility beyond older adults and people in high-risk circumstances. Colorado took a similar step this week. California’s vaccination sites...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 12, 2021

RITZ GALA KING CITY — Sol Treasures will host its annual gala on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. This year’s event is Vegas themed, called “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and will feature classic rat-pack...

King City cheerleaders qualify for nationals

KING CITY — South County Skills Academy Lobos Cheerleaders from King City attended JAMZ Reload championship competition on Oct. 24 in Stockton, Calif. Cheer teams from all over California competed with the chance to qualify for the JAMZ National competition in Las Vegas in January...

Velocity Invitational brings food and wine to motorsports event

SALINAS — Velocity Invitational brings a luxury food, wine and motorsports festival to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas on Nov. 12-14. The family-friendly event features catered local cuisine and food trucks, while wine, spirit and champagne pavilions offer samples and signature cocktails. In the...

Mee Memorial attempts to thwart Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System in King City has received a federal grant to help improve Covid-19 vaccine confidence throughout its service area in southern Monterey County, spanning more than 55 miles between Soledad and Bradley. Health Resources and Services Administration provided the...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 10, 2021

VETERAN BBQ KING CITY — King City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6747 will host a drive-thru Veterans Day barbecue on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the VFW, 599 Bitterwater Road. The meal includes tri-tip, beans, salad and roll. Tickets...

United Way upgrades play areas at King City preschool

KING CITY — United Way Monterey County staff members and other volunteers recently helped spruce up the playground at Alegria Migrant and Seasonal Head Start in King City. “Playgrounds are essential safe spaces where children can learn and grow while developing crucial cognitive, physical, social...

Thousands turn out for Salinas Valley’s spook-tacular events

Over the holiday weekend, many spook-tacular activities to celebrate Day of the Dead and Halloween returned to the Salinas Valley, with thousands in attendance. Here is a look at some of the events that took place this year. Illuminated Procession Community members dressed up to participate...

Crisis Counseling Program provides outreach for Monterey County residents still affected by Covid-19

MONTEREY COUNTY — For those feeling stressed, anxious and lonely in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, Interim’s Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) continues to provide outreach opportunities. Interim’s short-term program offers support to individuals struggling with mental illness, and their families who have been affected...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 8, 2021

COOKING DEMO MONTEREY COUNTY — Everyone’s Harvest will host a Thanksgiving “Tricks and Tips” virtual cooking demonstration Tuesday, Nov. 9, with renowned local chef Brandon Miller. His demo will feature “Mashers vs. Smashers” — keys to making restaurant-quality mashed potatoes and an easy way to...
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