KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated will host its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at King Kora Restaurant, 611 Canal St., in King City. There will be live Christmas music and songs until noon and the 2022-23 officers of the club will be installed. Members will be bringing stuffed animals to be donated to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and given to children in stressful situations. Everyone is welcome. For reservations and further information, call 831-385-1333 or e-mail [email protected].


MONTEREY COUNTY — Chef Brandon Miller will conduct the final Zoom cooking demonstration of 2021 for Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. The cooking demo will focus on preparing unusual vegetable side dishes for the holidays featuring winter produce, such as squash, Brussels sprouts and root vegetables that are plentiful at Everyone’s Harvest markets. Miller will also discuss the current MCGives! fundraising campaign and the importance of donating to the campaign to support Everyone’s Harvest. The Zoom Meeting ID is 871 4789 7365; passcode 264018. For more information, go to


MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors will host a special Truth Act hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. inside its Chambers, 168 W. Alisal St., in Salinas. As required by law, the governing body of any county or city in which local law enforcement has provided the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency access to an individual during the previous year must provide information to the public about ICE’s access to individuals and receive and consider public comment. The public is welcome to attend this meeting in person, and it will be streamed live online at


KING CITY — Robert Cullen Farmers Insurance will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 7, for leading the way in becoming a Blue Zones Project approved organization. The celebration will begin at 4:40 p.m., with wine and healthy snacks at 5 p.m., at 121 N. Vanderhurst Ave. in King City. Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for Operation Give Back Toy Drive.

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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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