SALINAS — Local Denny’s restaurant franchisees are coming together to help raise funds for fallen Salinas Police Officer Jorge Alvarado’s family. Participating locations in Salinas — 975 E Blanco Road, 2005 North Main St. and 1255 De La Torre — will donate 50% of their dine-in sales on March 10 during a 24-hour fundraiser, from 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday. Additional donations can be made through March 16 with cash, check or card or by guests rounding up their final check. All funds raised will be donated to the officer’s family.


MONTEREY COUNTY — The candidate filing period for elective offices up in the June 7, 2022, Statewide Direct Primary Election closes Friday, March 11. Candidate forms must be completed and submitted by the 5 p.m. deadline. Official nomination documents are available weekdays at the Monterey County Elections Department, 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, in Salinas. Interested candidates should schedule an appointment via email at [email protected] or by calling 831-796-1499. Go to the Elections website for more information.


KING CITY — King City Young Farmers will host its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed on Friday, March 11, inside the Longbranch Saloon at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., in King City. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and from 5 to 7 p.m. for dinner. Tickets can be purchased from any Young Farmers member, or contact the SVF office at 831-385-3243 for more information.


KING CITY — Salinas Valley Fair Junior Fairboard is hosting a sausage barbecue on Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. Tickets will be sold at the SVF office, 625 Division St., and by any Junior Fairboard member.

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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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