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January 30, 2023

A year like no other: Monterey County health officials reflect on coronavirus anniversary

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Representatives from Monterey County’s hospitals reflected on the one-year anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic and the many impacts felt locally during last week’s press briefing. “This past year has been very challenging for Monterey County residents,” said Dr. Edward Moreno, the county’s...

California’s next vaccine eligibility expansion

Well, the moment many of us have been waiting for has arrived: Californians 50 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated starting April 1, and residents older than 16 will be eligible starting April 15, state officials announced Thursday, in an effort to...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 26, 2021

ARTIST EXHIBITION KING CITY — Sol Treasures will host a Meet the Artist event today, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The community can come in to meet and talk to the eight women artists who created images of Monterey County using different mediums....

Sol Treasures names Hinderscheid as new executive director

KING CITY — Jeff Hinderscheid has become the new permanent executive director at Sol Treasures effective March 1, after a decision by the art center’s board. Hinderscheid had been a board member prior to leaving to accept the position. He also had worked as a...

U.S. prisons start to resume allowing visits to inmates, with added virus precautions

State prison systems across the United States have begun allowing visitors for the first time since the pandemic started, presenting challenges for facilities that want to balance much-needed contact between inmates and their families with the need to limit the spread of COVID-19 in...

State adds tsunami hazard maps for Alameda, Monterey and San Mateo counties

California has added interactive maps for several counties in the state, including three in the greater Bay Area, as part of its ongoing Tsunami Hazard Area project mapping the entire coastline of California. The California Geologic Survey released maps Tuesday for Alameda, Monterey and San...

Monterey County launches cannabis equity survey

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Cannabis Program is in the process of assessing how communities have been impacted by cannabis prohibition and the War on Drugs and exploring how to more equitably develop this new industry.  Tier 1 funding from the California Office of Business...

King City school board votes to reopen campuses

KING CITY — Elementary and middle schools in King City will reopen to a hybrid model on April 12, as decided by the board members of King City Union School District in a March 10 meeting. Board members approved a staggered return plan, where TK...

Fire safety, security tips to be discussed at King City Chamber virtual luncheon

KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host an online Lunch and Learn on Thursday, March 25, at noon, in lieu of its non-pandemic luncheons. The topic of the discussion will be fire safety and security for home and business. A fire...

Postal Service plans price increases and service cuts to shore up finances

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service unveiled a 10-year strategic plan on Tuesday that would raise prices and lengthen promised delivery times, among other measures, in an effort to recoup $160 billion in projected losses over the next decade. The announcement, which comes as the beleaguered...
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