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January 26, 2022

Pinnacles National Park closes west entrance near Soledad over latest health guidance for COVID-19

Pinnacles National Park
PAICINES — Pinnacles National Park has announced additional modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state authorities to promote social distancing.  As of March 20, in compliance with CDC guidelines and statewide...

Salinas Valley schools scramble to meet food needs of students

Del Rey Elementary School in King City
SALINAS VALLEY — Area schools have begun offering free food to children from age 1 through 18. Times and plans differ by city, but they all have the same mission, to ensure area youth have a reliable source of food during the coronavirus-related closure...

Coronavirus concerns could possibly delay 2020 Salinas Valley Fair

Salinas Valley Fair in King City
KING CITY — Events at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City are among the many cancellations and postponements, but the largest to consider is the annual Salinas Valley Fair itself. Fairground directors scheduled an emergency board meeting March 18 to discuss possible plans, with a final...

Monterey County resident dies from COVID-19

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Department reported the county’s first death of a resident due to complications from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday. According to county health officials, the adult was hospitalized and had an underlying health condition that “predisposed the individual to having more severe disease.” No other...

Monterey County reports first case of community-spread coronavirus

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County’s first case of community-spread coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported Saturday, bringing the countywide total number of confirmed cases among residents to now eight. According to the latest report from Monterey County Health Department, four of the cases are travel-related, two are from person-to-person transmission, one is...

King City schools to serve free meals to children beginning Monday

King City Union School District
KING CITY — Elementary schools in King City will offer free meals to children ages 1 through 18 beginning Monday, March 23. King City High School already offers free meals on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday will mark the first day of weekday...

5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monterey County

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — There are now five confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Monterey County as of Friday, up one from yesterday's announcement, according to the latest report from Monterey County Health Department. Four of the cases are travel-related, and the other is...

Two more test positive for COVID-19 in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Two new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported Thursday in Monterey County, bringing the countywide total to four patients so far. Following the county’s first positive COVID-19 cases announced earlier this week, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System says an increase in the...

Lockwood-San Lucas Bridge closed for emergency repairs

Lockwood San Lucas Bridge Detour
SAN LUCAS — Monterey County Resource Management Agency (RMA) has announced the emergency closure of the Lockwood-San Lucas Bridge. Earlier this week, the bridge was closed for the public’s safety while engineering staff evaluated its structural sufficiency. Upon assessment, RMA is now developing a repair...

Hartnell superintendent granted emergency powers for college district

Hartnell College Superintendent/President Patricia Hsieh
SALINAS — Hartnell Community College’s Governing Board voted unanimously to grant temporary emergency powers to Superintendent/President Patricia Hsieh, during an emergency meeting Wednesday. All seven district directors were present for the March 18 vote, but the student member was absent. The action allows Hsieh to respond to the novel coronavirus...
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