SALINAS — United Way Monterey County, the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are having a ribbon-cutting ceremony for UWMC’s Community Impact Center in the Salinas City Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come and tour the new building, connect with community partners and friends and enjoy some refreshments at 232 Monterey St., Ste. 200, in Salinas.


KING CITY — A Covid-19 vaccination clinic for ages 2 and up is planned for Friday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the King City Recreation Center, 401 Division St. The clinic is free, and no appointment is needed.


SALINAS — Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant has a blood emergency after its blood supply fell nearly 50% from the beginning of the summer and urges all eligible donors to make an appointment to donate and help replenish the blood supply. All blood types are needed. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include the following: Friday, Oct. 14, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Natividad Medical Center, 1441 Constitution Boulevard, Salinas; and Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Star Market, 1275 S. Main St., Salinas. Visit or call 877-258-4825 for information.

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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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