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March 23, 2023

Monterey County’s Science of Reading Academy expands educator training

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) is offering the Science of Reading Academy, a professional development series providing local teachers with research-based tools and strategies to accelerate literacy in classroom settings serving students ages 4 to 8.  The first cohort launched in...

Baseball | Greenfield High pitcher sets eyes on league title

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High sophomore pitcher Manuel Gutierrez posted a 7-5 record with a 1.84 earned run average (ERA) that won him Pitcher of the Year in the Cypress Division last season. But the road to get to this point in his career as...

Basketball | South Monterey County players earn all-league honors, awards

SALINAS VALLEY — With the end of the high school basketball season, it’s time to give out all-league honors and awards to the boys and girls from South Monterey County. King City Mustangs King City Mustangs made the playoffs for the first time since 2019. Raul Garcia...

SPCA rescues emaciated, injured dog in Gonzales

GONZALES — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for neglecting, abusing and likely abandoning a dog found in Gonzales last week. Last Monday,...

Greenfield Police arrest men for string of vehicle burglaries

GREENFIELD — Over the past week, Greenfield Police Department received 10 vehicle burglary reports and reports in which vehicles had been damaged from someone attempting to break in. All the incidents were happening during the night-time and early morning hours, police said. On March 9, with...

Storms flood South Monterey County communities

GREENFIELD — Recent heavy rains have undermined and washed out a section of Arroyo Seco Road west of Greenfield, creating a 40-foot drop on one side and making it impassable. The Arroyo Seco community remained under evacuation orders through the weekend, with some residents who...

Southern Monterey County Foundation awards $24K to local nonprofits

SALINAS VALLEY — Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) has awarded nearly $24,000 in grants this year to more than a dozen nonprofit organizations providing services in King City and surrounding areas. Guided by an advisory board of local community members, SMCF raises funds to provide...

Salinas-based healthcare system announces name change

SALINAS — An institution that has served the Monterey County community for 70 years is launching a new chapter in its history with a name change and fresh, bold look — Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is now Salinas Valley Health, officials announced last...

Soccer | South Monterey County standouts win awards, earn all-league honors

SALINAS VALLEY — With the end of the soccer season, it’s time to see which high school boys and girls from South Monterey County are taking back awards and receiving all-league honors. Greenfield Bruins This year the Greenfield Bruins varsity boys’ soccer team won the Mission...

SBA opens Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Salinas

MONTEREY COUNTY — U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of its Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Monterey County to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred from...

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Greenfield teen arrested for possession of ‘ghost gun’

KING CITY — On March 16, at about 10:13 p.m., officers from the King City Police Department responded to the 400 block of Jayne...