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SOLEDAD — VNA Community Services and the VIDA Project will be hosting a free Covid-19 vaccine clinic at the Soledad McDonald’s, 1215 S. Front St., on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vaccinations are available for ages 2 and up. No appointments or insurance are needed, and all are welcome. Gift cards are being offered to anyone who receives a vaccination.


KING CITY — As part of Sol Treasures’ Free in 23 workshops, a Vision Board Class is planned for Wednesday, March 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. Participants in the class, taught by the King City nonprofit’s founder and collage artist Sonia Chapa, will get to create a board that inspires and motivates them to accomplish their goals in 2023. Only 12 spots are available for the class, which is open to anyone ages 15 and up. Register now by calling 831-386-1381 or emailing [email protected].


GONZALES — Gonzales residents can receive free smoke alarms, provided by the Gonzales Fire Department and American Red Cross. Anyone who needs a smoke detector installed in their home can contact the Fire Chief at [email protected], or submit a request online at under “Services / Fire Department / Service Request.”


SOLEDAD — City of Soledad’s 2023 State of the City Address will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Soledad Community Center, 560 Walker Drive. The Address is an annual review of the wellbeing of the City of Soledad, including financial updates, completed projects and future investments to the community. To RSVP, visit

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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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