KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated will be registering voters of all parties during the Salinas Valley Fair, May 12-15, at its booth in the Expo Building at the fairgrounds in King City. Anyone who has moved, changed their name or wishes to switch political parties must re-register by May 23 to vote in the Primary Election on June 7. Youth who will reach age 18 on or before June 7 can also register to vote. For more information on voter registration, contact Jeane Errea at [email protected] or call 831-382-4230.


SOLEDAD — A Reuse, Recycling and Cleanup Day is planned for Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Soledad High School, 425 Gabilan Drive. The free event is only available to Soledad residents. Items accepted include donations, general garbage, electronics, TVs and computers, metal appliances, mattresses and metal and steel items. No wood, yard waste, large furniture or couches will be accepted.


SALINAS — Salinas Steinbeck Rotary Club will host Steinbeck’s Home Brew Fest on Saturday, May 14, at 4 p.m. at the Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 North Main St. in Salinas. More than 50 home brewers are expecting to serve over 150 different beer choices during the event, which is the major annual fundraiser for the club. Adults 21 and over are welcome to enjoy live music and offerings from a variety of food trucks, as well. To purchase tickets, go to


MONTEREY COUNTY — Transportation Agency for Monterey County Board of Directors has adopted a proclamation to declare the week of May 15-21 as National Public Works Week to pay tribute to public works planners, engineers, managers, administrative staff and operators. The proclamation recognizes their “substantial contributions they make to our community’s health, safety and quality of life.”

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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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