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June 21, 2024

Soledad winery hiking series returns Sunday

Winery vineyard hiking
SOLEDAD — CRU Winery is partnering with Valley Farm Management and the Blue Zones Project Monterey County to bring back their spring and summer hiking series. Hosted monthly, participants will hike through the stunning and sustainably farmed Paraiso Vineyard before ending with a wine tasting...

Scheid Family Wines VP winemaker retires

Scheid Family Wines
GREENFIELD — Scheid Family Wines Vice President of Winemaking Dave Nagengast has announced his retirement after 20 years with the Monterey County-based wine company. Nagengast was the creative and organizational mastermind behind the company’s portfolio of wines, an early adopter of sustainable farming and winemaking...

SVBGSA water use, resource management workshop comes to Greenfield

Water
GREENFIELD — Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) is hosting workshops this spring to provide residents and businesses of the Salinas Valley with an opportunity to learn about water use and management in the region, and this Friday's event will be in Greenfield. The...

Farmworker Housing Study Oversight Committee convenes to review progress

Farmworker Housing Study Oversight Committee
CENTRAL COAST — Despite significant progress since the release of a landmark 2018 farmworker housing study quantifying critically overcrowded housing conditions for agricultural workers in the region, thousands more homes are needed to relieve severe overcrowding, unaffordable rents and ensure the stability of the...

Braga Fresh’s Pereira selected as Ag Woman of the Year

Pereira ag woman award
SOLEDAD — Colby Pereira, chief operating officer of Braga Fresh in Soledad, has received the Grower-Shipper Foundation’s 2024 Agricultural Woman of the Year award. The award honors unique leadership qualities held by women working within the agricultural industry in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito...

Guest Column | All Californians Deserve Access to Healthcare, Agriculture Workers Included

As a former California State Assemblymember and Monterey County Supervisor, I am deeply concerned about the pressing issue of rising prescription drug prices and healthcare accessibility. Our state’s progress depends on the advancement and well-being of all its communities, especially those at risk. With...

Community workshops exploring region’s water use underway in Salinas Valley

Water
SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) is hosting multiple workshops this spring to provide residents and businesses of the Salinas Valley with an opportunity to learn about water use and management in the region. The “Our Water Future in the Salinas Valley:...

Nutrition incentive program launches in Greenfield, King City

Double Up Food Bucks
GREENFIELD — Aspire Health, in close collaboration with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, has announced the expansion of the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program to South Monterey County. Launched in November 2023 at the La Princesa Markets on Williams Road and East Alisal Street...

Scheid Family Wines enters 7th year of 100% wind-powered wines

Scheid wind turbine
GREENFIELD — This Earth Month, Scheid Family Wines celebrates nearly seven years of being 100% powered by renewable wind energy. The Greenfield family-owned and operated wine company, which has embraced sustainability as a core tenet since its inception in 1972, is the only winery in...

Monterey County supervisors spare sputtering cannabis equity grant program

Cannabis marijuana
MONTEREY COUNTY — A Monterey County program to ensure equity in the local commercial cannabis market is sputtering but will continue on a smaller scale. The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously March 19 to continue the Growing Equity Together program, known as GET, despite...

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Lucy Jensen

Window on the World Column | Go Dolphins!

If you happen to be at the Soledad Pool (or, more correctly the Soledad-Mission Recreation District) at about 6 a.m., you will see Coach...