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May 29, 2024

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,...

Hundreds of South Monterey County students attend 2024 Farm Day

Farm Day
SALINAS VALLEY — Roughly 1,400 third graders from South Monterey County schools attended the 2024 South County Farm Day last Thursday to learn about agriculture and experience animals firsthand.  The annual enrichment program, sponsored by Monterey County Agricultural Education, gives an opportunity for youth to...

Monterey County looks to eliminate prior cultivation requirement for outdoor cannabis growers

Cannabis marijuana
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors narrowly voted Jan. 9 to make changes to its outdoor cannabis cultivation pilot program, allowing growers to double their canopy size and eliminate a requirement that made permit applicants prove cannabis was cultivated on the property...

Weed control effort seeks to curb virus threat for Salinas Valley’s lettuce

Salinas Valley lettuce
SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County has enacted a mandatory abatement program for select weeds as part of an effort to contain the impatiens necrotic spot virus, or INSV, which has severely impacted the region’s lettuce crop in recent years. Officials are urging residents who notice...

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...

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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...