CHUALAR — There will be a special vacancy election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to elect one member for the Chualar Union School District, Trustee Area 1. The candidate filing period opened July 12, and candidate forms must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6. There will be no extension filing period for this seat. For more information, visit


SALINAS — Natividad Medical Center is hosting free Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination clinics every Wednesday through July for residents age 12 and up. The clinics will take place at Natividad, 1441 Constitution Blvd., Building 400, Suite 101, in Salinas, from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 21 and 28. Minors must have a parent or guardian present. Go to to make an appointment.


MONTEREY COUNTY — Numerous local employers are hiring and gearing up to use the Monterey County Workforce Development Board’s new Premier Virtual online platform to meet job seekers at a free virtual job fair on Wednesday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Job seekers must register in advance on the Premier Virtual platform at in preparation, upload a PDF resume, then join online anytime between the event hours. For those who need help upgrading their resumes or practicing interview tips, contact the One Stop Career Center at 831-796-3335 or email [email protected] in advance of the recruitment.


SALINAS — ARCpoint Labs of Monterey Bay is listed by Japanese authorities for providing Covid-19 testing for Olympic athletes, support staff and other personnel attending the games set for Tokyo from July 23 to Aug. 8. ARCpoint Labs offers pre-Olympics testing to U.S. team members, trainers, support staff, public relations staff and other personnel accompanying U.S. athletes to the games. In addition, the lab still offers Covid testing for pre-travel to destinations around the world for clients across Central California. For more information, go to or

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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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