SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Free Libraries has begun offering grab and go meals and activity bags starting this week and lasting through April 30. Pickup times are as follows: Gonzales Library on Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Greenfield Library on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; King City Library on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; San Ardo Library on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; San Lucas Library on Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Soledad Library on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, visit or call 831-883-7555.


GREENFIELD — Greenfield elementary schools will resume online instruction beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, announced Antonio Amezcua Jr. with the Greenfield Union School District. For information, visit


MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Department will host an informational town hall about Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m. through Zoom. The town hall format will mean people can ask questions about vaccines. Spanish translation will be available. The link to the meeting can be found at the health department’s vaccine information site:

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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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