SOLEDAD — City of Soledad is now accepting applications for the Soledad Downtown Facade Loan Program. Any business owner or commercial property owner located in the Downtown Commercial District can apply for the program, which can help enhance the appearance of their commercial building and encourage economic development. Loan packets may be picked up at 502 Front St. in Soledad. Contact Tencia Vargas at 831-223-5016 or [email protected] for any questions.


MONTEREY COUNTY — Jobseekers throughout the area are invited to attend a job fair hosted by Monterey County Workforce Development Board on Wednesday, June 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 344 Salinas St. in downtown Salinas. Participating employers are seeking individuals to fill opportunities in healthcare, hospitality, agriculture, transportation, tourism and more. Register at Those needing help upgrading their resumes are encouraged to call 866-666-9332.


SALINAS — Priority registration is underway for Fall 2022 preschool at the Hartnell College Child Development Center, which remains free to most families. Morning sessions are from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the afternoon sessions are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The center, on Hartnell’s Main Campus in Salinas, provides an individualized, play-based learning experience for children ages 3-5. Registration packets can be requested by calling 831-755-6945 or emailing [email protected]. Children who will be at least 3 on or before Dec. 2 are eligible. The Fall 2022 session begins Aug. 15.

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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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