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Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Oct. 26, 2020

VOTER TURNOUT

MONTEREY COUNTY — With the General Election just days away, Monterey County Elections has already processed more than 81,721 vote-by-mail ballots as of Oct. 24. This is more than the total number of vote-by-mail ballots received in the county’s March Primary Election (71,603). Voters still have time to vote by mail. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3. They can also be returned to any local drop box location.


WINE STAR

GREENFIELD — Scheid Vineyards announced Oct. 14 that Heidi Scheid has been nominated for Person of the Year, Wine Star award by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. She is one of the highlighted individuals who have made achievements over the past year in the wine and alcoholic beverage world. The company said she has been an instrumental leader in the family-owned winery.


SIGNAL SAFETY

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Public Works urges drivers to remain safe during power outages by remembering signal safety rules. With the potential for power shutoffs in the area, the county has reminded drivers about special rules for power outages that affect traffic signals. The California Vehicle Code says when approaching a flashing red or blacked out traffic signal, drivers are to treat the intersection as if it is a four-way stop. Drivers are to stop and proceed with caution according to right-of-way rules exactly as they would at a stop sign.

Sean Roney
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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