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SOLEDAD — Dutch Bros Coffee is opening its first location in Soledad on Friday, May 24, at 526 Nestles Road. Drinks available include specialty coffee, smoothies, teas, freezes, lemonade, exclusive Dutch Bros Rebel energy drink and Nitro Cold Brew coffee. Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dutch Bros is a drive-thru coffee company dedicated to “making a massive difference one cup at a time.”


MONTEREY COUNTY — The 2024 Alzheimer’s Association Online Latino Conference will take place Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. The Conference is focused on caregivers, and topics include: how to reduce dementia risk; new treatments based on advances in research; and how to manage difficult behaviors related to dementia. Register at


MONTEREY COUNTY — In June and July, all branches of Monterey County Free Libraries will host exciting and entertaining performers and invite patrons to sign up for the Summer Reading Club for reading challenges. Summer is a great time for all, especially children, to read in order to keep the skill they learned during the school year. All participants get a free book of their choice for signing up. Children will be encouraged to read 20 minutes a day and record it on their reading log; after eight hours of reading, they can collect a prize. Adults will be invited to participate in reading challenges to win a prize. Libraries will also be serving Lunch at the Library at least one day a week. To learn more about these programs, contact the local branches.

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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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