MONTEREY COUNTY — A countywide school safety striping project began Aug. 9 and is expected to be completed Aug. 20. Roadwork improvements include installation of new crosswalk and school pavement markings at 36 locations in Carmel Valley, South County, North County and rural areas of Salinas. Locally, the following elementary schools are among the locations: Chualar, Mission, San Ardo, San Antonio, Bradley and Parkfield. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Traffic control measures are in place and motorists may experience periodic delays.


SALINAS — Vote-by-mail ballot packets for the California Gubernatorial Recall Election entered the mail stream Aug. 13. This mailing includes: ballot cover page, official ballot, sample ballot, local voter guide, party endorsements and postage paid return envelope. Visit for a list of ballot return locations. In-person voting is also available at the Monterey County Elections Office, 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, Salinas. In addition, polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Monterey County Elections office is recruiting for poll workers, including in the Salinas, King City and Lockwood areas. For more information, call 831-796-1499.


MONTEREY — The third annual Concours at Pasadera raised $45,000 for the Laguna Seca Raceway Foundation, CASA of Monterey County and The Bridge Restoration Ministry charities. The Aug. 6 event featured 100 prized automobiles in six classes competing for the coveted Best of Show Pasadera Cup by Tiffany of New York. Chaired by Pasadera resident and automobile aficionado Rick Barnett, owner of Monterey Motorsports, the annual gathering of friends, club members and enthusiasts at The Club at Pasadera officially kicked off Car Week on the Monterey Peninsula. It was also announced that the 2022 Concours will celebrate Ferrari’s 75th anniversary and Laguna Seca’s 65th anniversary.

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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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