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SAN ARDO — On March 11, there was a notification of the need to not drink San Ardo tap water or use it for cooking purposes. As of March 27, San Ardo Water District and Monterey County Health Department has determined that, through abatement of the health hazard and comprehensive testing of the water, the water is now safe to drink. For more information, call Suzzi Clark at the water utility at 831-627-2349 or the Health Department at 831-755-4505.


SOLEDAD — City of Soledad announced that it will begin installing lights at Jesse Gallardo Park Field #3 on Metz Road and Blas Santana Park (aka The Pit) on Gabilan Drive. The project’s cost of $483,735 is funded through the Parks Impact Fee Fund. Construction is estimated to be completed in April.


KING CITY — Rancho Cielo Youth Campus is heading back to the tables for its annual Casino Night on Friday, March 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. Proceeds benefit Rancho Cielo’s mission to support and educate vulnerable youth on the Central Coast. For tickets or more information, visit or call 831-444-3533.


SOLEDAD — Food Bank for Monterey County is planning an emergency food distribution in Soledad on Wednesday, March 29. The pop-up event will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. at 235 Main St.

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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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