KING CITY — The reverse diagonal parking test began in King City on April 22. A kick-off demonstration was held yesterday, and the community is encouraged to complete an online survey that can be found on the city’s website The reverse diagonal parking is located only along one block of Broadway, between Third Street and Vanderhurst Avenue, but if public reception is good, the city will consider expanding such parking to the rest of Broadway.


SALINAS VALLEY — Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology will host the upcoming virtual panel, “Women Revolutionizing Ag through Tech,” on April 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. Speakers will be Jackie Vazquez, Martha Montoya and Amy Wu, with Dennis Donohue as moderator. The panel will take place over Zoom. To register, contact Emily Lyons at [email protected] or call 831-272-0661.


SALINAS — California Rodeo Salinas’ Coloring Contest presented by Home Depot is back. Children can print out their choice of coloring sheets to submit digitally or by mail by May 1. There are several coloring sheets to choose from, but each child may only submit one sheet. The age categories are 5 to 6 years, 7 to 8 years and 9 to 10 years old. Winners will be selected by the California Rodeo’s Marketing Committee and announced by May 14. The coloring sheets and full contest details can be found at

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Sean Roney is a freelance reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.


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