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SVBGSA water use, resource management workshop comes to Greenfield

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...

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

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...

Gonzales High FFA contributes to local food bank

Gonzales FFA Food Bank
GONZALES — Last Wednesday afternoon, 77 members of the Gonzales High School FFA held a door-to-door food drive to collect food for the Food Bank for Monterey County’s Gonzales Program. The large group of students collected a total of 988 pounds of food for the...

CRU Winery announces 95-point score from Wine Enthusiast Magazine

CRU Winery
SOLEDAD — CRU Winery has announced that it received 95 points on their 2021 Sarmento Vineyard Clone 777 Pinot Noir from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This is the highest score CRU Winery has ever received from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and joins their extensive list of 90-94...

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,...

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Gonzales Memorial Day

A Tribute to Heroes: Gonzales observes Memorial Day 2024

GONZALES — Soldiers from every military branch were honored Monday at the Gonzales Cemetery for a Memorial Day Observance, hosted by the Gonzales American...