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Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 9, 2021

CLASSROOM RETURN GREENFIELD — Greenfield Union School District Superintendent Zandra Galvan said the district continues to plan for the return to in-person instruction beginning April 26, as announced in her April 1 message to families. The first grades that will return on April 26 will...

King City Lions Club hosts annual Easter egg hunt at fairgrounds

KING CITY — King City Lions Club hosted its yearly Easter Egg Hunt at Salinas Valley Fairgrounds last Saturday. A total of 3,000 eggs plus 24 prize eggs were prepared by a team of 15 in the Orradre Building kitchen, then hidden around the fairgrounds...

More contagious virus variant is now dominant in U.S., CDC chief says

WASHINGTON — A highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in Britain has become the most common source of new infections in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The worrisome development comes...

Caltrans to reopen Highway 1 at Rat Creek by April 30

MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans has announced that it will reopen Highway 1 at Rat Creek in Monterey County by April 30, nearly two months ahead of schedule. A full closure of the highway has been in place following the Jan. 28 mudslide that washed out...

New program aims to expand access to Covid-19 resources

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MONTEREY COUNTY — A new community program called VIDA (Virus Integrated Distribution of Aide) was announced with a formal name during the March 31 press briefing for Monterey County, in which the City of Gonzales is a founding partner group. The formal start to the...

The end of California’s lockdowns

Today, we’re starting with some big news: There will be no green tier after all. In fact, very soon, we’re set to say goodbye to the purple, red, orange and yellow tiers that have for months dictated so much about our lives. California plans to...

Sol Treasures art gallery hosts eight-woman exhibition

KING CITY — Sol Treasures recently hosted a Meet the Artists night, during which the community could meet and talk to the eight women artists behind the current exhibit, “Images of Monterey County.” The March 26 evening wrapped up the gallery exhibition time, which began...

Biden says all adults will be eligible for vaccine by April 19

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday moved up by two weeks, to April 19, his deadline for states to make every American adult eligible for coronavirus vaccination, following the lead of states around the country that are already meeting that timetable. Biden’s announcement came...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 7, 2021

CAREER CENTER SALINAS — America’s Job Center, aka One Stop Career Center in Salinas, reopened April 5 to help those in need of a jump-start to their career. The Salinas branch at 344 Salinas St. reopened to serve job seekers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays...

Vaccination efforts continue as Monterey County moves to Orange Tier

MONTEREY COUNTY — Vaccination numbers continue to climb in Monterey County, with County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno announcing that more than 35% of county residents age 16 and over have received at least one vaccine dose. During a March 31 press briefing, Moreno noted...
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