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Salinas Valley News Briefs | Aug. 31, 2022


SALINAS — Sun Street Centers will host the Overdose Awareness Symposium on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N. Main St., in Salinas. This is a free, countywide event focused on the uptick in drug-related overdoses. There will be free dinner, raffle opportunities and childcare. Community hours can be provided to high school students who attend the event. To register, visit or search for it on


KING CITY — King City’s next SOCOS Social (SOuth COunty Seniors Social) featuring a free lunch, entertainment and access to senior resources is set for Thursday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the King City Recreation Center, 401 Division St. Seniors age 60 and older who live in King City or the surrounding communities within Monterey County are invited to attend the social, presented by Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley. To RSVP, contact Andrea Wasson at 831-385-6748 or


GONZALES — Gonzales High School boys soccer team will be hosting a 5 vs. 5 soccer tournament in honor of coach Juan Flores on Saturday, Sept. 3, with all proceeds going to the team. Games will begin at 9 a.m. at the Gonzales High stadium, with a maximum of 10 players per team. To register for participation, or for more information, contact Miguel Vidauri at 831-595-2006 or