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March 21, 2023

County Permit Center introduces line-management technology

In a continuing effort to reduce wait times and improve the customer experience, the Resource Management Agency’s Permit Center has implemented a new line-management technology known as QLess.

Longtime dentist Dr. Phillips retires

David Phillips has closed his King City dental practice as of the middle of March, officially retiring after 40 years.

Patriotic pride

King City kicked off its annual Independence Day celebration a day early this year with the local Chamber’s fireworks show at the Salinas Valley Fair’s Stampede Arena, drawing nearly 700 spectators to the grandstand to view the display while thousands more watched from the surrounding area.

Scheid Vineyards installs wind turbine

A new wind turbine with blades reaching nearly 400 feet into the sky was erected last week at Scheid Vineyards, where the machine will generate 100 percent of the power needed to run the winery and bottling operations four miles south of Greenfield.

Red Cross moves to smaller Hollister office beginning in July

The American Red Cross is vacating the building it has rented for many years on Fifth Street in Hollister in favor of a smaller, less expensive administrative office about one-half block away on San Benito Street.

Gifts of joy

Local oil company Aera Energy made the holidays brighter for three San Ardo families, including 17 children ranging in ages from 2 to 15 who each received clothing as well as a toy.

Riding for a cause

More than 2,800 total participants in the 16th annual AIDS/LifeCycle bike ride visited the South County area Monday while embarking on a 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles this week.


King City is seeing the fruition of its first historic mural, sponsored by King City in Bloom’s Mural Committee along with grant funding from the Monterey County Arts Council.

Officer Robles promoted to police sergeant

King City Police Officer Ricardo Robles was promoted to the rank of sergeant during a promotional ceremony last Thursday.

Fireworks & family fun

Fireworks, barbecues, flags, parades and more are about to take place as King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales get ready to host various Fourth of July events this week.

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