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February 29, 2024

Soledad seniors receive heartwarming Valentine’s Day cards from students

King City High School Eden Valley Care Center Valentine’s Day card
SOLEDAD — Eden Valley Care Center, a skilled nursing facility in Soledad, was filled with warmth and gratitude this Valentine’s Day as it received a heartwarming surprise from the students of King City High School ASB Class. Under the guidance of their instructor, Lauren Page,...

Monterey County Elections, libraries partner for early voting

Vote elections ballots
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Elections Office and the Monterey County Free Libraries are joining efforts to offer Books and Ballots Week in South Monterey County. The event offers early flex voting centers at various libraries throughout the week. Voters will be able to vote...

Gonzales residents take part in Chair Yoga

Gonzales chair yoga
GONZALES — The City of Gonzales and the Blue Zones Project Monterey County have been offering Chair Yoga to residents on Saturdays at the Vosti Center at 107 Centennial Drive. The Chair Yoga class began Feb. 3, and there are still six weeks left to...

Girls’ Soccer | Soledad Aztecs claim Mission title

Soledad Aztecs soccer
SOLEDAD — A determined Soledad High School girls’ soccer team won their final three Mission divisional games, while their closest competitors Monte Vista Christian lost their final two contests. The Lady Aztecs finished the regular season with a 15-3-2 overall record and were 9-2-1 in...

Gonzales High student takes first place in countywide poetry contest

Monterey County Poetry Out Loud
GONZALES — Gonzales High School senior Anixia Davila was named the champion of the 2024 Monterey County Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition. Students from seven local high schools competed in this year’s event, which took place Feb. 3 at the CSUMB Alumni and Visitor’s Center...

Hartnell College Foundation announces scholarship for women pursuing higher education

Hartnell College
SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell College Foundation invites Hartnell College students to apply for the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship, which aims to support low-income women seeking to further their education at a University of California campus. The scholarship, which emphasizes diversity and inclusion, promotes...

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....

Girls’ Basketball | Soledad Aztecs capture PCAL Mission Division crown

Soledad Aztecs basketball
SOLEDAD — A sense of pressure was felt throughout the gymnasium when the Monte Vista Christian girls’ basketball team visited Soledad High in last week’s battle for first place in the Mission Division. The Mustangs had to win in order just to keep their league...

New study focuses on ‘Building an Inclusive Economy’ in Monterey Bay region

Economy
CENTRAL COAST — A new report commissioned by Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) and developed by the Institute for Social Transformation at UC Santa Cruz presents a range of indicators that can be used to develop strategies toward a more inclusive economy in the...

Monterey County DA’s Office warns against government impersonation scams

Scams
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County District Attorney’s Office is alerting Monterey County residents of online scams that have been hitting the community. The scams begin with a text message or email warning the recipient of some potentially fraudulent charges on their account. When the person...

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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...