MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will provide a free day pass to those who receive the Covid-19 vaccine. MST has recognized that for some, transportation to a vaccination clinic can be a challenge. Individuals simply present their Covid-19 vaccination card to an MST customer service representative at any of its customer service window locations (Salinas Transit Center, Marina Transit Exchange or Monterey Transit Plaza) to be eligible to receive a free day pass to use at any time. Passes are available for each dose received. Visit mst.org or call 1-888-MST-BUS1 for more information.


PINE CANYON — The Pine Canyon Fire Annual Barbecue is set for March 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the King City VFW Hall, 559 Bitterwater Road. Tickets may be purchased on site, and firefighters have announced those who bought tickets for last year’s barbecue, which was canceled due to the pandemic, may use them this year.


SALINAS — Palma School has announced that it will offer a sixth-grade class starting in the fall of 2021. The expansion is in response to parents’ requests for Palma to adopt a format similar to many of the middle schools in the area with sixth through eighth grades. Located in the heart of the Salinas Valley, Palma School enrolls a diverse student body from Gilroy to King City, as well as the Monterey Peninsula, Santa Cruz and Hollister.

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Sean Roney is a freelance reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.


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