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February 29, 2024

CPUC awards $5.6M for broadband expansion infrastructure on Central Coast

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CENTRAL COAST — California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved grant funding of up to $5.65 million to Cruzio Media, Inc., member of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership and Central Coast Broadband Consortium. The funding will expand middle-mile broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved rural, agricultural...

Soccer | Soledad Aztec girls’ season ends with loss to Eagles in finals

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SOLEDAD — Soledad High School girls’ soccer team saw their season come to an end Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Everett Alvarez Eagles in the CCS Division IV finals at Christopher High School. “Everett Alvarez is fast and really good at passing the...

Interim Inc. opens new location in Soledad

Interim Inc. Soledad
SOLEDAD — Interim Inc., a nonprofit mental health agency, will host an open house this week to acquaint the South Monterey County community with its new location and services available in Soledad. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the agency is inviting the community to meet its...

College Baseball | Soledad alum makes Oregon State debut

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SOLEDAD — Last weekend Soledad Aztecs alum Eric Segura made his Division I college baseball debut for the top-ranked Oregon State Beavers. Normally when freshmen go into a top program, they are redshirting or see very little playing time because of all the talent the...

Basketball | Greenfield, Soledad teams end season at playoffs

Basketball
SALINAS VALLEY — This past weekend was the start of the Central Coast Section (CCS) basketball playoffs, and South Monterey County was well represented with three teams in the postseason. The local basketball teams that made it to the CCS playoffs were the Greenfield Bruins...

Wrestling | Greenfield’s Vasquez-Gutierrez captures back-to-back CCS titles

Greenfield Bruins wrestling
GREENFIELD — Estrella Vasquez-Gutierrez was the shining star for Greenfield High after she took first in the 235-pound weight class championship at the Central Coast Section (CCS) Masters Tournament at Watsonville High School on Feb. 17. The defending heavyweight champion went 3-0 in last weekend’s...

First United Methodist Church of Salinas dedicates brand-new kitchen

First United Methodist Church Salinas
SALINAS — On Saturday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church at 404 Lincoln Ave. in Salinas will celebrate the remodeling of its kitchen, which is not only used for church functions, but also to provide meals to anyone in...

Bay Federal Credit Union workplace campaign raises $12,600 for United Way

Bay Federal Credit Union
MONTEREY COUNTY — Bay Federal Credit Union announced that its January workplace campaign raised over $12,600 for United Way. Employees of the Credit Union made both one-time donations and payroll deductions in support of United Way of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. As part of their...

Gonzales City Council honors outstanding high school athletes, coaches

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GONZALES — Gonzales City Council honored three Gonzales High School coaches and three student-athletes for their outstanding efforts in cross county and football on Feb. 5. Giovanni Ochoa was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for the 2023-24 cross country season. Ochoa is a junior this...

Soccer | Soledad Aztec girls advance in CCS

Soledad High School girls soccer
SOLEDAD — Soledad High School Aztec girls’ soccer team has qualified for Wednesday’s Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals with a win last Saturday in the quarterfinal round. Soledad (#3 seed) beat #6 seed Silver Creek Raiders 3-2 in penalty kicks. Playing in a steady rain, the...

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Jury convicts Soledad man of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while...

SOLEDAD — David Merino Ramirez, 32, of Soledad was convicted by a jury of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving on a...