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SALINAS — The nomination period to qualify as a candidate for the June 4, 2024 Hartnell Community College District, Trustee Area 6 Special Vacancy Election runs Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, March 8. Official documents may be obtained from and filed at the Monterey County Elections Department, 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, in Salinas. Schedule an appointment via email at [email protected] or by phone 831-796-1499. Trustee Area 6 includes parts of Northeast Salinas, Chualar, Gonzales and Soledad. For more information related to the election, including filing requirements and qualifications, visit


SALINAS — Find a lifetime of love during SPCA Monterey County’s Lovey Dovey Adoption Event this Valentine’s Day through Sunday, Feb. 18. During the event, community members get to pick the adoption fee for all adoptable doves, pigeons, guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas and roosters, as well as all adult dogs and cats one year and older. SPCA Monterey County is located at 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway, across from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, in Salinas. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. SPCA adoptions include the pet’s spay or neuter surgery, permanent microchip identification, vaccinations, SPCA ID tag, a health evaluation and more. Donations and gifts of pet food are gratefully appreciated. For more information, call 831-373-2631 or visit to view adoptable pets.


KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will present its Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 17. The 2023 honorees are: Alice Eddington Haskins for Citizen of the Year, Sun Street Centers for Business of the Year, Teri Storelli for Friend of the Community, and Thomas Storelli with the Hermie Robles Youth Award. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds’ Orradre Building, 625 Division St., in King City. Tickets can be purchased at the King City Chamber office or from any Board member. For more information, call 831-385-3814.

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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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