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February 29, 2024

Greenfield High School celebrates seniors during 2023 commencement

GREENFIELD — More than 260 seniors graduated from Greenfield High School last Friday on the high school track. The June 2 commencement was dedicated to loved ones of the graduates, and also to their loved ones up in heaven. The event began with slight chilly conditions...

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,...

Utility gas tech honored for handling of carbon monoxide situation in Greenfield

Greenfield utility gas technician
GREENFIELD — Greenfield Fire Department has recognized a local utility gas technician for their proper handling of a carbon monoxide situation that could have resulted badly had they not intervened. Gustavo “Gus” Rivera, who works for PG&E, was called to a Greenfield residence on Dec....

Soledad Community Health Care District celebrates lifelong resident’s 105th birthday

Birthday
SOLEDAD — Soledad Community Health Care District (SCHCD) celebrated a momentous milestone in the life of one of its cherished residents, Jennie Aquino, who turned 105 years old on Saturday. Aquino, a lifelong resident of Soledad, has been an integral part of the community since...

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...

LA rapper fatally stabbed at Soledad prison

SOLEDAD — Jaime Brugada Valdez, also known as Los Angeles rapper MoneySign Suede, died Tuesday night after he was reportedly stabbed in a shower at the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad. Valdez, 22, of Huntington Park, was found unresponsive in the prison’s shower area shortly...

Gonzales High 2023 Hall of Fame members chosen

GONZALES — Four women and seven men have been chosen to enter the Gonzales High School Athletic Hall of Fame, including an Olympian, a Paralympian and a group of multisport athletes.  Along with the individual inductees, three coaches and four teams will be enshrined into...

Soledad celebrates grand opening of Grocery Outlet

SOLEDAD — A large crowd of Soledad residents and dignitaries representing the city and Monterey County gathered last Thursday for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Grocery Outlet. The new grocery store, located at 401 Nestles Road, is independently owned and operated by Zeke...

Notre Dame’s Lopez of Soledad signs with Hiram College

SOLEDAD — Notre Dame High softball infielder Julie Ann Lopez of Soledad signed a Letter of Intent last Thursday to attend Hiram College in Ohio and will receive a full-ride softball and academic scholarship. Hiram is a Division III college for softball. Lopez, the 17-year-old daughter...

Gonzales police arrest man for killing 2 lambs raised by 4-H students

GONZALES — Gonzales Police Department has arrested the man responsible for killing two lambs and injuring other livestock being kept on Gonzales High School grounds. Video surveillance footage led investigators to identify the suspect as 31-year-old Jose Jesse Marquez of Gonzales. On Feb. 23, officers contacted...

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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published Feb. 21, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD Feb. 1211:00 a.m. Non-injury traffic accident on Palm Av.3:03 p.m. Distribution of explicit photos/videos...