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September 30, 2022

Monterey County hosts community workshop focused on climate change

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Sustainability Program will host an in-person workshop Thursday, Sept. 29, to understand the community’s challenges and opportunities about climate change, with a focus on resilience, equity and adaptation.  This two-hour public event, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marina...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Sept. 28, 2022

LIBRARY CLOSURE KING CITY — King City Library will be closed this week for re-carpeting. Monterey County Free Libraries’ Bookmobile and Pop-Up Library will be available across the street at the future site of the local history center on North Vanderhurst Avenue, each day through...

South County Trashion Show makes long-awaited return

SALINAS VALLEY — Alliance on Aging’s South County Trashion Show returned to the runway last week after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, featuring the latest fashions crafted from recycled and repurposed materials. The Sept. 13 fundraiser and luncheon was once again held...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Sept. 27, 2022

LIBRARY CARDS MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Free Libraries is reminding the community that September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Library cards are free and let residents check out books and DVDs, download e-books or audiobooks, get free Wi-Fi or use a computer to research...

Gonzales wins prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

GONZALES — League of California Cities has announced that the City of Gonzales was one of 12 winning cities that received the 2022 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence. The prestigious award is categorized into 12 subcategories, with Gonzales taking home the Ruth Vreeland Award for...

Smoke from prescribed burn to be visible from Salinas Valley

PAICINES — Cal Fire plans to conduct a prescribed burn on private property in the Gabilan Range, west of the town of Paicines, in the McPhails Peak area of San Benito County on Tuesday. The purpose of the Sept. 27 project is to reintroduce...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Sept. 23, 2022

STEINBECK FESTIVAL SALINAS — National Steinbeck Center will present the first-ever Steinbeck Street Fair and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main Street in Salinas. The free event will include local vendors and live music by the Monterey County...

Greenfield families benefit from diaper giveaway

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Union School District (GUSD) passed out hundreds of diapers to local families in need last week. The Sept. 14 distribution was the district’s third diaper giveaway in the past two years, during which staff can identify children ages 0 to 4 who...

Monterey County begins planning process for Family Justice Center in King City

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County District Attorney’s Office has scheduled a community forum on Thursday to discuss the planning process for creating a Monterey County Family Justice Center, South County Office in King City. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Sept. 22...

Salinas Valley State Prison inmates earn job certifications

SOLEDAD — Fifteen inmates who participate in the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) received their state-certified apprenticeships and nationally recognized job certifications last Thursday at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad. The incarcerated men graduated from the Healthcare Facilities Maintenance Program, which teaches participants how...

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City of Soledad welcomes new councilmember

SOLEDAD — City of Soledad welcomed its newest city councilmember, Maria Corralejo, who took the oath of office during the Sept. 21 regular council...