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Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 25, 2023



KING CITY — King City Police Department has planned a District 2 Block Party on Thursday, May 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the 400 block of Pearl Street. There will be music, food, bounce houses, entertainment and more. The community can also meet their District 2 councilmember, local police officers and neighbors.


GREENFIELD — Greenfield residents are invited to share their thoughts about housing in the city during an Open House on Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 615 El Camino Real. City of Greenfield officials will be present to answer questions and hear concerns from the community.


SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez and the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California have announced the second annual South County Young Leaders Program, and are looking for motivated college students living in southern Monterey County to learn about local government process. The summer program, from June 6 through July 27, will include workshops, community events and include guest speakers who represent key industries in the community. “This is a great opportunity to work alongside the District 3 team and learn about the place we call home, while strengthening your skills,” according to Lopez. “Consider making an impact in our community while taking advantage of leadership development and community service opportunities.” Application deadline is Monday, May 29. For application details, call 831-755-5033 or email


MONTEREY COUNTY — May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) is accepting donations of new or gently used luggage to help serve foster youth in Monterey County. Foster youth often have to put their belongings in garbage bags when they change home placements, according to MCOE. Donations will help remove that stigma and allow foster youth to move locations with their belongings in a safe and secure fashion. To drop off luggage, contact Justin Parker at or 831-784-4227.