GONZALES — City of Gonzales announced Oct. 8 the establishment of an energy service agreement with Concentric Power Inc., to deploy microgrids to provide wholesale electric power in the Gonzales Agricultural Industrial Business Park. The microgrid will initially have 35MW of capacity to provide locally generated and sustainable power to the industrial park. The $70 million project will be funded primarily by Concentric, with supplemental funding from GEA and Gonzales Municipal Electric Utility. The project is expected to break ground in mid-2021 and be ready to provide power in 2022.


GREENFIELD — A low-cost pet vaccination clinic will be at Greenfield’s Patriot Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. The format will not be a drive-up service. All cats must be in carriers and all dogs must be securely leashed or in carriers. Payment with cash, Zelle and Venmo will be accepted on site.


LOCKWOOD — Superintendent Josh Van Norman announced Oct. 12 that San Antonio School District had submitted a waiver application to Monterey County for reopening of in-person instruction, and that the waiver had been approved by Monterey County Health Department and the California Department of Public Health. As part of the school’s reopening plan, students from TK through fifth grade will return to campus on a target date of Nov. 16. The time allows district personnel to plan, get training and inventory the current amounts of personal protective equipment. San Antonio joins San Ardo Elementary as a duo of South Monterey County schools to apply for and receive waivers.

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Sean Roney is a freelance reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for the Salinas Valley communities in South Monterey County.


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