KING CITY — A grand opening and ribbon cutting is planned for Bloom Coffee Shop on Saturday, July 2. The new business opens at 10 a.m., with the ribbon cutting set for 2 p.m. The coffee shop is located inside King Kora Restaurant, 611 Canal St., in King City.


SOLEDAD — Astoria Shooting Range will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, July 2, from 12 to 5 p.m. The new facility, located at 31500 San Vicente Road in Soledad, boasts a long-range shooting area, shoot house maze, a 270-degree range, both pop-up and stationary targets, skeet field, trap shooting, a reserved area for the Soledad Police Department, a range area for those with disabilities meeting ADA requirements and a control tower. There is also a classroom building, which will host concealed and carry classes, safety training classes, basic firearm safety for adults and youth and more.


SALINAS — American Red Cross is reminding the community that blood donors are needed around the Fourth of July holiday. The Red Cross sees about a 21% decline in blood donations during holiday weeks, including Independence Day. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Salinas are: July 2, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, 450 Romie Lane; and July 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hartnell College, Student Center (Building C), 411 Central Ave. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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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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