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November 26, 2022

South County Farm Day returns to Salinas Valley Fairgrounds

SALINAS VALLEY — This year’s South County Farm Day brought about 650 third- and fourth-graders to the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City on Jan. 27. The South Monterey County students, stemming from Gonzales to King City schools, attended the free educational enrichment program taught...

Hartnell offers ag tech training to Monterey County veterans

SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell College and its partner, the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, are reaching out to veterans and family members with an immediate opportunity for free courses in agricultural technology and paid on-the-job training at some of the largest Salinas Valley ag...

Miss Salinas Valley Fair seeks 2022 applicants

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,...

Gonzales creates first special financing district for industrial development in Monterey County

GONZALES — City of Gonzales has become the first city in Monterey County — and one of the first in the state of California — to create an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) to help fund economic development projects.  In collaboration with the county, Gonzales...

Grant helps agricultural workers succeed at Hartnell

SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell College announced it has received a multi-year grant of $260,000 from Bank of America that will strengthen its ability to help Salinas Valley agricultural workers succeed and advance in an industry increasingly shaped by technology and automation. The grant will support...

Composting gets easier for Monterey County residents

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County residents can now put food scraps, including cooked meat and bones, among other kinds, in the green curbside cart, to be composted with their yard trimmings. With the greater convenience comes a big reduction in harm to the climate. When food...

Lofgren visits Salinas Valley, receives nod from Panetta and Rivas

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SALINAS — As the decennial redistricting process wrapped up last month, the concern from The World’s Salad Bowl started to mount. Local politicians, regional business giants and other community leaders asked how a plan to pair the international agricultural hub with the Silicon Valley...

Taylor Farms donates vegetables to Mee Memorial clinic patients

SALINAS VALLEY — In honor of both National Diabetes Month and Diabetes Education Week, Taylor Farms donated 500 bags of salad and packages of assorted vegetables to the families visiting Mee Memorial Healthcare System clinics in King City and Greenfield on Nov. 15. There were...

South Monterey County’s first marijuana dispensary opens

GREENFIELD — South Monterey County’s first marijuana dispensary has opened for business in Greenfield, selling recreational cannabis products in the area. Higher Level, a locally owned cannabis retailer with operations in Seaside and Hollister, opened its third location in Greenfield earlier this month. A grand...

Salinas produce company hosts cooking class to raise funds for breast cancer research

SALINAS — Salinas produce company D’Arrigo California is partnering with Candice Walker, foodie influencer of Proportional Plate, to host a virtual and interactive cooking class Wednesday featuring Andy Boy produce. “D’Arrigo California is thrilled to get into the kitchen with Candice Walker of Proportional Plate...

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Cross Country | Hartnell College runners from South Monterey County earn...

SALINAS VALLEY — Competing in their last race as junior college runners, Ashley Ochoa of Gonzales and Esteban Deniz of King City earned All-American...