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SOLEDAD — Monterey County Workforce Development Board is gearing up for the City of Soledad Youth Job Fair on Thursday, July 13. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Soledad Community Center, 560 Walker Drive, in Soledad.


KING CITY — King City Police Department has planned a District 1 Block Party on Thursday, July 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Arboleda Lane, near Van Nort Street and Campbell Avenue. There will be music, food, bounce houses, entertainment and more. The community can also meet their local councilmember, police officers and neighbors.


SALINAS — The community is invited to a special Alzheimer’s Silent Auction and Happy Hour on Friday, July 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Madonna Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care, 1335 Byron St., in Salinas. Attendees can sip on cocktails and listen to singer Mike Noonan while bidding on baskets of locally curated goodies. They will also have the opportunity to bid on works of art available for sale, created by Madonna Gardens’ own resident artists. All proceeds will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. RSVP in advance to 831-741-4638 or email [email protected]. Attendees are also welcome to wear purple in support of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.


MONTEREY COUNTY — California Department of Technology has extended the California Digital Equity Survey to July 15, so there is still time for Monterey County residents to take the survey if they have not yet done so. Feedback from the survey will help form a state plan to fund programs as well as gauge local needs to bridge the digital divide. The state especially wants to hear from those who struggle accessing the internet due to economics, disabilities, rural locations or language barriers. The online survey can be found at

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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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