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February 29, 2024

Eden Valley Care Center in Soledad honors longtime employee

Eden Valley Care Center
SOLEDAD — Soledad Community Health Care District (SCHCD) recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Olga Morales, a devoted staff member at Eden Valley Care Center in Soledad. The Jan. 26 celebration, held at the Eden Valley Skilled Nursing Facility, brought together community members, staff and...

Carjacking leads to vehicle pursuit; 3 juveniles arrested in Soledad

Police arrests
SOLEDAD — On Jan. 28, at about 7:43 p.m., a Monterey County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a vehicle that was driving erratic and unsafe on Highway 101. A records check revealed the vehicle was taken recently during a carjacking in Gonzales. The deputy followed the...

Hartnell College plans renovation of track and field

Hartnell College track and field
SALINAS — Hartnell College has announced the commencement of significant renovations to its track and field facilities, marking the end of Phase III of the Measure T renovation projects. The project, set to begin Feb. 12, will temporarily close the track and field for approximately...

WeatherTech Raceway to act as staging area for PG&E storm recovery effort

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
MONTEREY COUNTY — In the aftermath of the recent severe weather event, commonly referred to as the Pineapple Express, the County of Monterey Public Works, Facilities and Parks — in conjunction with the management team at Laguna Seca Recreational Area, home of the WeatherTech...

Soccer | King City boys rise to 1st in Mission, as Gonzales girls remain in 2nd in Santa Lucia

Soccer ball sports
SALINAS VALLEY — Despite starting the season with five straight losses, the King City Mustang boys’ soccer team is in first place with two games to be played in the Mission Division of the Pacific Coast Athletic League. King City, 7-1-3 in the Mission and...

Double murder investigation underway near Soledad

Police Crime
SOLEDAD — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol responded Sunday at about 6:45 p.m. to a report of individuals being chased in a vehicle in the 41000 block of Los Coches Road, south of Soledad. When units arrived, they found two unresponsive males...

Chicana author becomes Monterey County’s new poet laureate

poet laureate
MONTEREY COUNTY — After a competitive application and evaluation process by a panel of literary experts, and approved by the Board of Supervisors, the Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) has announced Rachelle Escamilla as the 2024-25 Monterey County Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate is...

Miss Salinas Valley Fair seeks applicants for 2024 title

Miss Salinas Valley Fair
SALINAS VALLEY — Applications are currently being accepted for the prestigious title of Miss Salinas Valley Fair, which is open to any junior or senior high school girl who is a resident or student of school districts in the counties of Monterey, San Benito,...

Greenfield Police discover ‘chop shop,’ arrest man for vehicle theft

GREENFIELD — In recent months, the Greenfield community has been impacted by a series of vehicle thefts and break-ins, and local officers have been working to resolve these crimes. Through the investigations, Greenfield Police Department said 34-year-old David Aguilera of Greenfield emerged as a suspect. On...

Monterey County Free Libraries now accepting online payments

Library books reading
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) is now accepting online payments. Library users can pay fees owed on their library accounts with a credit or debit card by visiting emcfl.org. MCFL eliminated fines for overdue library material in 2022; however, library users who...

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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...