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April 22, 2024

Celebration of a century

Nearly 250 guests recently took a journey back in time to tour the properties owned by Salinas Land Co. and California Orchard Co. — located between King City and Greenfield — in celebration of the two companies’ 100th anniversary and their profound impact on agriculture in the Salinas Valley.

Salinas Valley inspires native’s photography exhibit

SOLEDAD — Salinas Valley native and photographer Joe Ramos currently has an exhibition of his photographs at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. Ramos grew up in Soledad in a Filipino and Mexican farmworker family, living mostly in farm labor camps, and graduated...

New lavender farm and wellness brand opens in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Lavender Creek Co., a lavender farm and wellness brand that enhances everyday life with lavender’s healthful properties, has launched its first products on Amazon and has more than 4,000 young lavender plants blooming on Carmel Valley Road in the Arroyo Seco area...

Monterey County agriculture sets off ripples through local economy, report shows

MONTEREY COUNTY — The role of agriculture and the resulting monetary ripples through the economy was the subject of a recent analysis conducted by the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. Titled “Economic Contributions of Monterey County Agriculture,” the report was published in June 2020 based...

Grant supports FARMS Leadership Program at Gonzales High School

GONZALES — The Center for Land-Based Learning’s Monterey/Santa Cruz FARMS Leadership Program was awarded a $5,000 grant by the Bayer Fund to support field days for the upcoming 2020-21 program year.  Participating schools include Gonzales High School and Soquel High School, and funds will go...

FDA recalls onions from California suppliers after salmonella outbreak

CALIFORNIA — A nationwide onion recall was expanded by the Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 10 to include red, yellow, white and sweet yellow onions linked to California suppliers after more than 600 people in 43 states have been sickened with salmonella. The original...

Smith Family Wines discontinues wine production

After 30 years of making its own wine, Smith Family Wines will discontinue producing the Paraiso, Irie and Alexander-Smith labels and close the tasting room at the Paraiso Vineyards on Paraiso Springs Road in Soledad.

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...

Women in agtech: Jackie Vazquez

Editor’s Note: The following profile is an excerpt from Amy Wu’s upcoming book, “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown,” which tells the stories of women entrepreneurs who are transforming agriculture through high technology. Jackie Vazquez spends the majority of...

2017 Clean Air Leader award winners announced

The Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) held the 2017 Clean Air Leaders Awards on June 22 at Monterey Tides, 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey.

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Police announce connection between King City mass shooting and double homicide...

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and King City Police Department investigators announced Thursday that they have developed information connecting the deadly mass...