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January 27, 2023

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 26, 2023

PARKS REOPEN MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Public Works, Facilities and Parks staff reopened nearly all county parks, including Manzanita Park, Royal Oaks Park, San Lorenzo Park and Toro Park, on Jan. 20 after removing immediate winter storm hazards and debris. Jacks Peak Park, however,...

Monterey County requests more federal disaster funding

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is seeking additional assistance from the Federal Emergency Disaster Administration (FEMA) to help recover from nearly $80 million in estimated storm damages. Last week the county was added to the federal major disaster declaration for California for areas affected by...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 25, 2023

CLEANUP HOTLINE MONTEREY COUNTY — Residents who need assistance with damage from flooding can call the home cleanup hotline at 844-965-1386 to ask for help. The hotline, which will remain open through Friday, Jan. 27, will connect residents with volunteers from local relief groups who...

Gonzales man dies after garbage truck backs into him

GONZALES — A 39-year-old Gonzales man has died after a garbage truck backed into him at the Johnson Canyon Landfill on Jan. 11. According to media reports, the incident happened at 10:15 a.m. at the facility, located at 31400 Johnson Canyon Road in Gonzales. California Highway Patrol...

Greenfield man arrested for attempted murder

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department received multiple calls from residents on the 100 block of 10th Street who reported a suspicious person in their front yard last Tuesday morning. When officers arrived at about 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 10, they found an adult male suffering...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 20, 2023

STORM CENTER SPRECKELS — Federal, state and local agencies are coming together to provide information and assistance to those impacted by recent storms. A Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be open beginning Saturday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.,...

Monterey County: What to Know About Returning to Evacuated Areas

MONTEREY COUNTY — Evacuation orders and warnings in most Monterey County communities have been lifted. Those permitted to return to evacuated areas are encouraged to proceed carefully. If a yellow or red placard was placed on a structure on your parcel, please get in touch...

Storm damage estimates exceed $30M in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County has released initial damage estimates following the onslaught of recent winter storms that caused major flooding, mudslides and other hazardous conditions throughout the region. Currently, the county’s Department of Emergency Management is estimating at least $30 million in damages to...

Trio of job fairs kicks off Wednesday in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Monterey County Workforce Development Board is hosting three events this month for local jobseekers, including one in Greenfield on Wednesday. “We’re excited to start the New Year with three great opportunities to find work for our local jobseekers,” said Christopher Donnelly, executive director...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 18, 2023

PROTECTING PETS MONTEREY COUNTY — SPCA Monterey County has sheltered 38 evacuated pets, including cats, dogs, puppies, chickens, a bearded dragon and an iguana. Five of those pets have been able to return home and 33 remain in care. SPCA also evacuated animals from flooded areas...

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Central Coast High School All-Star Football Game kicks off Saturday

SALINAS VALLEY — Featuring nearly two dozen players from South Monterey County, the 37th annual Central Coast High School All-Star Football Game kicks off...