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February 22, 2024

California family secures 140-year ranching legacy by conserving their ranch near Gabilan Range

Silacci Ranch
SALINAS VALLEY — California Rangeland Trust has announced the conservation of the 9,400-acre Silacci Ranch in San Benito and Monterey counties. The project was completed by the Rangeland Trust with funding from the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB), the California Strategic Growth Council’s Sustainable Agricultural...

State awards $10M to Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency for groundwater monitoring, outreach

SALINAS VALLEY — California Department of Water Resources has awarded more than $10 million in funding to the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) through the Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Grant Program to support implementation of SVBGSA’s state-mandated groundwater sustainability plans in four...

Scheid Family Wines sets industry benchmark with BRCGS food safety certification

GREENFIELD — Scheid Family Wines, a leading winery based in Greenfield on California’s Central Coast, recently passed the BRC Global Food Safety Standard recertification audit and is the only alcohol beverage-producing company in California to hold this prestigious certification. The unannounced BRCGS recertification audit occurs...

Braga Fresh creates three new positions for growth

SOLEDAD — Braga Fresh, home of Josie’s Organics, created three new positions to support multiple company departments and business growth. Brenna Flynn is the new director of food safety and quality assurance, reporting to Richard Warsaw, vice president food safety and quality assurance. Flynn joins Braga...

‘Sip, Savor and Support Wine Trail’ fundraiser set for this weekend

SALINAS VALLEY — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. In support of this yearly event, the Breast Cancer Assistance Group of Monterey County (BCAG) will be the recipient of funds raised through...

Gonzales annexation makes room for future agriculture industrial development

GONZALES — Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County (LAFCO) has approved the annexation of about 49 acres east of Highway 101 and north of Gloria Road to the City of Gonzales for future agriculture industrial development. The annexation, which received approval Sept. 25, allows...

From horses to Merrill’s Thundering Herd: Rose Escobar shares love of rodeo and serving others

SALINAS VALLEY — Ever since a young child, Rose Escobar dreamed of becoming a Rodeo Queen — a best-in-class combination of horsemanship and athletic abilities paired with personal skills of public speaking and knowledge of the heritage of agriculture. That dream came true this year...

Taylor Farms donates more than 1,100 backpacks to students in Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — More than 1,100 backpacks filled with school supplies were delivered to students in King City and Salinas this year as part of Taylor Farms’ 13th annual Backpack Giving Program. After starting the program in Monterey County in 2010, Taylor Farms has since...

CRU Winery celebrates 20th anniversary at Soledad, Madera tasting rooms

SOLEDAD — CRU Winery will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with special tastings, wine dinners and a commemorative 20th anniversary bottling. Wine lovers can take part in CRU Winery’s 20th anniversary tastings at its Santa Lucia Highlands (Soledad) and Central Valley (Madera) tasting rooms Sept. 9-10....

2023 wine grape harvest begins in Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — The 2023 Monterey County wine grape harvest has begun with Scheid Family Wines’ Isabelle’s Vineyard located in the Salinas Valley along River Road, west of Chualar, on the Monterey Wine Trail, announced Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association last week. Cool weather delayed the...

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Wrestling | Greenfield’s Vasquez-Gutierrez captures back-to-back CCS titles

GREENFIELD — Estrella Vasquez-Gutierrez was the shining star for Greenfield High after she took first in the 235-pound weight class championship at the Central...