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February 29, 2024

Soledad Unified School District to name building in honor of late staff member

SOLEDAD — Soledad Unified School District will be naming the kindergarten building on the Gabilan Elementary School campus in honor of John Fuller, a beloved employee who died shortly after retiring from the district after more than 30 years. Fuller was a custodian with Soledad...

Track and Field | Gonzales Spartans begin new season

GONZALES — Gonzales High School hurdler Alen Valdez and high jumper Robert Gutierrez placed second in their specialties at last Saturday’s season opening track and field meet at the Watsonville Time Trials. Valdez, a junior, ran the 110 hurdles in a time of 18.76, and...

Football | Soledad and Gonzales take big losses in week 1

SALINAS VALLEY — Week one didn’t turn out well for the Soledad Aztecs and the Gonzales Spartans, both of which took big losses to start the new 2023-24 high school football season. Soledad faced an uphill battle last Thursday as they scheduled a game against...

Cross Country | Salinas Valley runners qualify for section finals

SALINAS VALLEY — South Monterey County runners placed well at the Pacific Coast Athletic League Cross Country Championships to punch their tickets to the Central Coast Section Championship Meet taking place Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Crystal Springs course in Belmont. At last Saturday’s PCAL...

Monterey Bay Football Club to host third annual open tryouts

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SEASIDE — Monterey Bay Football Club has announced that its third annual open tryout for the first team will take place over two days beginning on Saturday, Jan. 20, and will continue on Sunday morning, Jan. 21.  From there, 30 players will be invited back for...

Hartnell College to host Panther Prep Days for high school seniors

SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley high school seniors who plan to attend Hartnell College and have completed the Steps to Success are encouraged to sign up by April 17 to attend Panther Prep Days on April 27-29 and receive priority registration. During Panther Prep Day...

Greenfield Community Science Workshop receives acclaim

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community Science Workshop was honored with the “Excellence in Education” award by the Monterey County School Boards Association (MCSBA) during its annual dinner and organizational meeting March 30 at Hartnell Community College in Salinas. Greenfield Community Science Workshop was selected from a...

Head-on crash kills 2 in Gonzales

GONZALES — A head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver on Highway 101 in Gonzales killed two people early Sunday morning. On June 18, at about 3:34 a.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) Monterey Communication Center received a call of a multi-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway...

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...

Greenfield’s 7th annual coat drive gets underway

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s annual coat drive is underway, seeking donations to benefit homeless individuals and others in need of warm clothing this winter. Local resident Avelina Torres is spearheading the coat drive for the seventh year in a row, and once again she has...

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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...