MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Free Libraries has many resources to support students as they start school this month. From helpful resources in print and online to useful supplies for school projects, students can also receive online help with schoolwork with Brainfuse HelpNow. Students from elementary through college can sign-on from any internet-enabled computer or mobile device to get help with schoolwork. On the MCFL webpage, look under “Kids/Teens” and click on “Homework Centers” to find “Live Homework Help,” where students can connect with a real tutor online who can help with homework assignments. The service runs seven days a week throughout the year, from 1 to 11 p.m.


KING CITY — The kickoff to the regular high school football season begins with the South County Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 19, at King City High School. All four local teams from King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales will compete against each other at the jamboree, which starts at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium.


SOLEDAD — City of Soledad is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the city council, which will be made by special appointment. The resident appointed to the position will serve for the remaining term of the vacated seat, or until November 2024. The council is expected to make the appointment at a special public meeting scheduled for Aug. 30 at 5:30 p.m. Candidates may obtain applications at City Hall, 248 Main St., during regular business hours, or visit the website cityofsoledad.com to submit an application online. For more information, contact Deputy City Clerk Darlene Noriega at 831-223-5014 or email [email protected].

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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