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PAICINES — A project to perform restoration on the curve alignment along State Route 25 is continuing from just north of the San Benito Lateral to two miles south of State Route 146 near Pinnacles National Park until the end of October. Travelers will encounter daytime and overnight one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers on loose gravel along this new alignment with speeds reduced to 15 mph. Travelers can expect delays of 15 minutes. The contractor for this $4.3 million construction project, which is scheduled to be completed in December, is Teichert Construction of Salinas.


SALINAS VALLEY — The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) will host a Family Farm Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On this day, the community is invited to visit ALBA’s 100-acre training facility, nestled in the heart of the Salinas Valley. With impressive views of the local farmland and mountain ranges, guests will be able to purchase a bounty of freshly harvested organic produce from family farms, while also learning about sustainable agricultural practices and ALBA’s unique nonprofit organization. Families can enjoy such activities as tractor rides, face painting, carnival games, pumpkin decoration and a bouncy house. Lunch will be available to purchase. Visitors are encouraged to bring cash and re-usable bags for produce purchases. ALBA is located at 1700 Old Stage Road, south of Salinas. Once at the property entrance, follow the ALBA signs into the farm. For more information, call 831-758-1469 or visit


GREENFIELD — Join City of Greenfield on Saturday, Oct. 7, for its free Music in the Park Kickoff Event to announce the upcoming 2023 Harvest Festival. The event featuring live music, food and fun activities will take place at Patriot Park from 12 to 6 p.m., with a car parade starting at 11:30 a.m. To register a vehicle for the car cruise led by Greenfield Police Department, contact Makenna Gray via text at 805-540-0008 or email [email protected]. Registration fees will go toward the Greenfield High School Class of 2024 for fundraising.


GONZALES — City of Gonzales, in partnership with the Blue Zones Project, is hosting free Zumba every Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Central Park in Gonzales. No registration is required to participate in Zumba, which started Sept. 30 and will continue through Nov. 4.

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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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