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Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 30, 2021

MEN’S HEALTH SALINAS — Two board-certified physicians specializing in radiation oncology and family medicine are taking part in the latest Ask the Experts virtual events hosted by Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. The free virtual events on Wednesday, June 30, will focus on men’s health...

Jobless claims decline as coronavirus cases ease

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New claims for unemployment fell last week, the government reported Thursday, the latest sign that the labor market’s recovery, however slow and unsteady, is continuing. “The numbers look encouraging on the face of it,” said Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford...

Science teacher brings historic penguin to King City middle school

KING CITY — Science teacher Jim Van Horn has brought his stuffed chinstrap penguin to Chalone Peaks Middle School in King City, where it was on display for students when they began the school year on Tuesday. Van Horn teaches physical science and has...

Covid-19 cases rising again in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is seeing another increase in Covid-19 cases, announced County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno during last week’s media briefing. According to Moreno, specimens sent for gene sequencing have determined a statewide average of 40 to 50% of Covid-19 cases are...

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...

California wins court victory for its net neutrality law

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for California to enforce its net neutrality law, denying a request by telecommunications providers to delay state rules meant to ensure equal access to internet content. Judge John Mendez of the U.S. District Court for...

Court services return to South Monterey County

KING CITY — Monterey County Superior Court has announced the reopening of the King City Courthouse after nearly eight years, with traffic court arraignments beginning July 13. The courthouse at 250 Franciscan Way will once again provide court services to the community of South Monterey...

Aera Energy grants support teachers’ innovative classroom projects in San Ardo and San Lucas

SAN ARDO — Just as some schools begin to reopen with in-person instruction, four local teachers have received a boost for their classrooms.  The teachers were awarded a total of $2,085 in “Impact Grants” from Aera Energy. The Aera grants provide financial support for educational...

New visitor restrictions take effect at Monterey County hospitals

MONTEREY COUNTY — Hospitals in Monterey County have implemented new restrictions on visitors to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 to staff and patients. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 11, all visitors to area hospitals will be required to show either proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or proof...

King City plans to ban bars on business windows

KING CITY — King City Council members voted to introduce a new ordinance to ban security bars on business windows within the city during their July 13 meeting. The prohibition comes with a four-year grace period for businesses with bars already installed to allow them...
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