SOLEDAD — SPCA for Monterey County will host a pet food bank this Saturday at Soledad High School. The Feb. 13 event will have families line up in their cars to await free pet food for any type of pet, from 10 to 11 a.m. The SPCA gave out its 100,000th pound of pet food at a pet food bank in Castroville on Feb. 6. In addition to monthly pet food banks, which include South Monterey County, the SPCA also hosts a weekly pet food bank at its Highway 68 location every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.


MONTEREY COUNTY — Farmworkers and food processing workers who have Covid-19 or have been around someone with Covid-19 may be able to receive quarantine support for a stay in a free hotel room. The stay is good for 14 days and includes free meals, transportation and wellness checks. For information, contact 831-769-8700.


GONZALES — Residents of Gonzales are asked to take the city’s survey about plans for an upcoming community center complex. This is a chance for everyone’s voice to be heard. To take the survey, visit

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Sean Roney is a freelance reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.


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