KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated will be collecting items to be sent to servicemen and women serving overseas on Oct. 5. Anyone who would like to participate in this ongoing project can drop off items for the troops at the Rustler/Tribune newspaper office, 522-B Broadway St. in King City, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the King City Library, 402 Broadway St.; or call 831-385-1333 to arrange a pickup. SMCRWF has partnered with Operation Care and Comfort, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization. A list of desired items for the troop boxes is available at the newspaper office or the library, and donations for postage are greatly appreciated. For more information on this outreach project, call Karen Leonhard at 831-385-1333.


MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County residents can win a free emergency kit and help their community become more resilient by taking the Monterey County Community Resilience Survey at A kit will be raffled for every 100 residents who take the survey in 2021. Monterey County Office of Emergency Services has already given one emergency kit away this year and is close to giving away another one. Contact [email protected] with any questions.


KING CITY — King City Police Department is joining the fight against breast cancer by participating in the Pink Patch Project. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the department will be selling pink versions of its employee’s uniform patch for $10 each at the police station, 415 Bassett St. Sales from the patches will go directly to fund the research, treatment and education needed to help find a cure for breast cancer. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversation with the community and to encourage public awareness about the importance of early detection and the ongoing fight against this disease.

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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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