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November 26, 2021

Monterey County Veterans Day Parade makes grand return

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Veterans Day Parade made a grand return this year for its 11th annual patriotic celebration, with thousands of residents from all over gathering in Oldtown Salinas to honor local veterans. After a live-streamed event last year, more than 100 participants...

Hartnell College informs students of Covid-19 vaccination deadline

SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell College has informed current students that they will need to show proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 by Dec. 10 in order to remain enrolled for the Spring 2022 semester.  After that date, students will have to provide vaccine documentation before...

Sen. Caballero named 2021 Telehealth Champion

SALINAS — Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) was honored as California Telehealth Policy Coalition’s 2021 Telehealth Champion at its annual conference Nov. 2.  The virtual event drew close to 100 telehealth policy experts and stakeholders from around the country. “There is no greater example of the potential...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 19, 2021

MAP REVIEW MONTEREY COUNTY — A public hearing to review draft maps for Monterey County Supervisorial district boundaries is set for Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. Monterey County Board of Supervisors and Monterey County Advisory Redistricting Commission (ARC) will conduct the joint hearing to...

Jury convicts Greenfield man of domestic violence, child cruelty

GREENFIELD — A Monterey County jury has found Carlos Hernandez, 32, of Greenfield guilty of one count of misdemeanor battery on his child’s parent and two counts of cruelty to a child. On June 18, Jane Doe, the mother of Hernandez’s four children, went to...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 18, 2021

POP-UP CLINIC KING CITY — The VIDA Project, Monterey County Health Department and the City of King will co-host a Pop-Up Clinic on Friday, Nov. 19. The free clinic will take place from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the King City Recreation Center, 401 Division...

Monterey County lifts indoor mask mandate

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has voted to suspend the masking requirement of its indoor face covering ordinance, effective immediately. “This means while wearing face coverings in indoor public settings remains strongly recommended, it is no longer required,” according to Maia Carroll,...

Soledad man gets 18 years in prison for child molestation

SOLEDAD — Soledad resident Rosalio Rocha was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison for committing two counts of child molestation upon two victims. According to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, both offenses are violent felonies and are considered “strikes” under California’s Three Strikes...

Workshop to discuss Monterey County’s climate action plan

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Sustainability Program will host its first community workshop Tuesday evening as part of its Community Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CCAAP) stakeholder engagement efforts. The Nov. 16 virtual workshop, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., is being held to “help the...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 16, 2021

JOB FAIR MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Workforce Development Board is hosting its last virtual job fair of 2021 on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Premier Virtual online event platform. The event is free to both employers and job...

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Central Coast VNA receives $50K grant for local support group

SALINAS VALLEY — Central Coast VNA and Hospice has received a $50,000 grant from Hospice Giving Foundation to help support its Grief and Loss...