SALINAS VALLEY — Food Bank for Monterey County announced its South Monterey County weekly drive-through food distribution sites and times. Soledad will be on Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. at 425 Gabilan Drive. Greenfield will be on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at 615 El Camino Real. King City will be on Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at 625 Division St. San Ardo will be on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cattlemen and College roads. Gonzales will be on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 116 S. Belden St. Chualar will be on Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. at 24285 Lincoln St.


KING CITY — King Kora will open at the former Lawrence’s Restaurant site, 611 Canal St., in King City, offering a fusion menu of classic items and seafood. The new restaurant will be operated by Iliana Ramirez and Vera Lepe, who also operate Las Islitas Grill in Salinas. Former Lawrence’s co-owner Lorenzo Acosta will assist with the menu transition, while co-owner Rosario Martinez plans to move to Arizona.


GREENFIELD — The City of Greenfield this summer joined numerous Monterey County cities with a mandatory mask order for anyone in public within the city limits, but issued a change to the order on Sept. 4. City Manager Paul Wood announced the change officially makes a violation of the mask order a misdemeanor to be issued under the administrative citation process, which he said will make the process simpler for all involved. The fine for first violation of Greenfield’s order is $100, second is $200, and the third and all following violations are $500.

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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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