SOLEDAD — Soledad Hot Summer Days, a downtown car show and street festival, is planned for Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Soledad. Presented by the Salinas Crusaders and the City of Soledad, the event will feature entertainment for the whole family, including more than 200 vehicles on display, live music, food trucks and vendors.


SALINAS — Salinas Police Activities League will host the Salinas Valley Toy Show on July 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Salinas PAL Youth Center (Armory Hall), 100 Howard St. in Salinas. There will be more than 40 vendors selling a huge selection of vintage, modern and new toys for all ages, in addition to cosplay and family fun. Admission is free. Any toy-related vendors who would like to participate can call Mike at 831-594-6042.


MONTEREY COUNTY — For the second year, Monterey-Salinas Transit will offer free fares system-wide on all Sundays, beginning July 3 and running through Sept. 4. In addition, Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5, will be free too. Funding of the free fares is made possible by the California Cap and Trade’s Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) program. The LCTOP was created by the State of California legislature to provide operating and capital assistance for transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, with a priority on serving disadvantaged communities. For more information, visit or call MST toll-free at 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871).

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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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