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BRADLEY — The Dutch Oven 18th Annual Event is set for Saturday, May 13, at the Nacitone Museum, 68901 Jolon Road, in Bradley. Dutch oven demonstrations begin at noon, with dining at 4 p.m. There will also be live music, chuckwagons, blacksmith and antique gun exhibits, beer and wine bar and more. Everyone is welcome to attend, but pets are not allowed. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased through May 12 on by searching for “Dutch Oven 18th.” Visit for more information.


MONTEREY COUNTY — Residents who have lost work as a result of damages from the snow and ice from the severe winter storms, the flooding, landslides and mudslides that took place in February and March may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Residents who live or work in the counties of Kern, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz, Tulare and Tuolumne may be eligible for DUA from the California Employment Development Department. Self-employed, unemployed and part-time workers may qualify. In addition, residents who were unable to reach their place of business because the disaster prevented their travel, or those who were scheduled to begin work, but couldn’t because of the storms, may also apply. The DUA program is funded by FEMA and operated by the CEDD. To file a claim, apply online at or call 1-800-300-5616. The deadline to file an application is May 15.


KING CITY — California Highway Patrol in King City will be hosting another two-hour “Start Smart” Driver Safety Education Course for teens and their parents on Monday, May 22, at 6 p.m. Spaces are limited. Call Officer Meadors at the King City CHP Office at 831-387-3806 to reserve a spot. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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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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