SOLEDAD — Jack Franscioni Elementary School in Soledad will be celebrating Jack Franscioni’s 100th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. The celebration for Franscioni, who donated the land to build the school, will take place in the school’s Multi/Cafeteria. Members of the local Rotary Club and school board have been invited to partake in the festivities, which include cake. Second- and third-grade students will also be singing “Happy Birthday” to him.
KING CITY — King City’s annual State of the City Address is scheduled at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds. The mayor, city manager and interim police chief will provide an update on the city’s efforts and plans. The luncheon event is co-sponsored by the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the Rotary Club of King City. Contact the Chamber at 831-385-3814 for more information. An additional bilingual presentation of the State of the City Address will take place on Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 212 S. Vanderhurst Ave. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided. Contact City Hall at 831-385-3281 for more information on this presentation.
BRADLEY — Monterey County Water Resources Agency will be hosting community meetings this week in Bradley and Greenfield to present the Interlake Tunnel and Spillway Modification Project and associated findings of the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The community is invited to learn more about the project, which would build a pipeline between Nacimiento and San Antonio lakes to transfer and store excess water, and provide input. The first meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bradley Elementary School, 65600 Dixie St., in Bradley, and the second meeting is Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Greenfield City Council Chambers, 599 El Camino Real, in Greenfield. Both meetings will be held in-person and virtually through Zoom (Bradley Meeting ID: 949 4949 0094, Passcode: 714405; Greenfield Meeting ID: 998 2316 1437, Passcode: 185485).
BONUS BRIEF: DOG FOOD
GREENFIELD — Food Bank for Monterey County is hosting a dog food distribution for South Monterey County residents on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The distribution will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. at 615 El Camino Real in Greenfield.