SOLEDAD — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley has created a new monthly program for active seniors, age 60-plus, called SOCOS SOCIAL (SOuth COunty Seniors SOCIAL). The program kicks off in Soledad on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Soledad Community Center, where seniors can enjoy a fresh meal and live music while receiving information on local senior resources. Advanced registration is encouraged by calling 831-223-5250 to register, or visit the community center at 560 Walker Drive to register in person. Registration deadline is Saturday, Sept. 11.


MONTEREY COUNTY — Transportation Agency for Monterey County is hosting a special town hall to preview proposed investment scenarios to make safety improvements along Highway 101 south of Salinas. The virtual meeting is Monday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., via Zoom at or join by the conference call number: 669-900-9128; Meeting ID: 8567068498#. Community members are also invited to view the interactive project maps and participate in the online survey to share their input at


SALINAS — California Rodeo Salinas is looking for high school volunteers who need community service hours for graduation. Volunteers are needed for the Professional Bull Riding on Sept. 22 and for the 2021 Rodeo on Sept. 23-26 at the Salinas Sports Complex. For volunteer information, call 831-775-3100 or go to

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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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