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May 20, 2022

Salinas schools to close as Taylor Farms fire, evacuation order continues

SALINAS — A fire in a Salinas food processing plant that has prompted authorities to evacuate surrounding neighborhoods has now closed four nearby elementary schools as sunrise approaches Thursday. City officials announced the closure shortly after 5:30 a.m. Thursday for Lincoln Elementary, Monterey Park Elementary, Sherwood...

Salinas Farmers Market grows in popularity

SALINAS — Regular crowds of at least 3,000 have attended the weekly Salinas Farmers Market since its move to Main Street earlier this year. The Saturday market has become a small community event, drawing hundreds of people within the first few minutes of the opening...

Greenfield FFA, ag leadership students donate to animal rescue

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School Ag Leadership and Greenfield FFA students recently donated pet supplies to a South County Animal Rescue (SCAR) collection drive. “It is always so heartwarming to get community support for our cause, but it is even more special to have...

Papé Material Handling named Combilift Dealer of the Year

GONZALES — Papé Material Handling was named the Combilift Dealer of the Year for 2021 in recognition of the organization’s excellent performance and customer service during the past 12 months. The award was announced during the recent Combilift North American Dealers’ Meeting on Feb. 3. “The...

Farmworker resource center set for Greenfield

GREENFIELD — The drive for Greenfield residents seeking county resources will be shortened with the creation of a farmworker resource center. Monterey County Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $250,000 on Feb. 1 for the creation of the center in Greenfield. The county allocation...

Scheid Family Wines toasts 50th year in Monterey County

GREENFIELD — Scheid Family Wines is celebrating its 50th anniversary with special events throughout the year in its tasting rooms located in Carmel-by-the-Sea and at its estate winery just off Highway 101 between Greenfield and King City. Based in Monterey County, the family-owned and operated...

South County Farm Day returns to Salinas Valley Fairgrounds

SALINAS VALLEY — This year’s South County Farm Day brought about 650 third- and fourth-graders to the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City on Jan. 27. The South Monterey County students, stemming from Gonzales to King City schools, attended the free educational enrichment program taught...

Hartnell offers ag tech training to Monterey County veterans

SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell College and its partner, the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, are reaching out to veterans and family members with an immediate opportunity for free courses in agricultural technology and paid on-the-job training at some of the largest Salinas Valley ag...

Miss Salinas Valley Fair seeks 2022 applicants

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,...

Gonzales creates first special financing district for industrial development in Monterey County

GONZALES — City of Gonzales has become the first city in Monterey County — and one of the first in the state of California — to create an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) to help fund economic development projects.  In collaboration with the county, Gonzales...

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Soledad movie theater plans grand-opening celebration Saturday

SOLEDAD — Premiere Cinemas in Soledad will be hosting a grand-opening celebration this Saturday, May 21. The celebration will start with welcoming remarks at 10...