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KING CITY — Pine Canyon Firefighters will host their 30th annual Tri-Tip Steak Barbecue this Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pine Canyon Fire Station on Pine Canyon Road in King City. It will be takeout or sit down. For advance tickets, message their Facebook page or see any member.


SALINAS — Interim, Inc. is hosting a free virtual webinar titled, “Leaving a Legacy You Can Depend On: Special Needs Trusts and Your Loved One,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on March 28, with a panel of speakers who have expertise in navigating the legal and administrative complexities of Special Needs Trusts. Attendees will learn to create a legacy that will take care of their loved one with special needs. They will also have an opportunity to ask questions to the speakers during a question-and-answer segment following the presentation. In addition to families or caretakers who are responsible for a loved one with special needs, this seminar is also appropriate for attorneys, accountants or professionals who work with people with disabilities. Registration is required, but attendance is free: For questions or more information, call the Development Officer at Interim, Inc. at 831-649-4522 ext. 205 or email [email protected].


MONTEREY COUNTY — U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Jimmy Panetta have announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will distribute $300,000 to the Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association Inc. (CHISPA) to support repairs of multi-family homes for rural, low-income families in Monterey County. “Everyone should have a safe space to live, and this important funding will help improve existing housing infrastructure in Monterey County. We’re glad to support federal investments that help uplift and protect underserved communities,” said Reps. Lofgren and Panetta. This funding comes from USDA’s Housing Preservation Grants, which supports the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by rural, low-income residents. The USDA funding was provided by the FY23 consolidated appropriations package.

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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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