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August 11, 2022

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Aug. 9, 2022

COOKING DEMO KING CITY — To celebrate National Wellness Month, Mee Memorial Healthcare System will host a special cooking demo on Wednesday, Aug. 10, to help encourage wellness through a healthful diet. The free event will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Mee Memorial Hospital’s...

Voting period opens for Gonzales Special Tax Measure Election

GONZALES — Voters in Gonzales will begin receiving ballots for the City of Gonzales’ Special Tax Measure Election, which is an all-mail ballot election from Aug. 1 through Aug. 30. If approved, Measure D would establish a Special Temporary Gonzales Transactions and Use Tax at...

City of Greenfield receives nearly $700K for recreational activities

GREENFIELD — City of Greenfield has been awarded a nearly $700,000 grant from California State Parks to create and expand access to outdoor experiences for local youth and families.  The application, funded by State Parks, was shaped by Greenfield residents and reflected the needs and...

United Way Monterey County’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ helps local students in need

MONTEREY COUNTY — United Way Monterey County hosted its 12th Annual Stuff the Bus in July, during which volunteers assembled more than 3,100 backpacks that will be delivered to children experiencing homelessness in Monterey County. In partnership with Monterey County Office of Education, United Way...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Aug. 5, 2022

CHAMBER AWARDS KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host the 2022 Annual Awards Dinner, “Toast of the Town,” on Saturday, Aug. 6, inside the Orradre Building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., in King City. This year’s honorees...

CSUMB debuts play about local students’ lives in Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — “Las Memorias,” an original play produced by California State University Monterey Bay and written and performed by local high school students, premieres this week with three performances open to the community. As part of CSUMB’s summer youth program Performance As Education (PAE),...

Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

CALIFORNIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat the ongoing outbreak. The declaration will assist state and local government agencies collaborate to conduct outreach regarding monkeypox vaccines and treatment, seek...

South Monterey County Joint Union High School District announces change in leadership

GREENFIELD — South Monterey County Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees has appointed Tim Vanoli as interim superintendent effective immediately, following the resignation of Superintendent Jordan Mulder. Mulder, who had agreed to serve as superintendent for a three-year term beginning in February, resigned...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Aug. 3, 2022

WATER RESTRICTIONS SOLEDAD — In an effort to conserve and reduce water throughout the state, the City of Soledad has implemented temporary water restrictions for residents. Due to the ongoing drought, new rules have been passed by the Governor’s State Water Resources Control Board, including...

Greenfield cops host coffee gathering

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department officers mingled with community members during Coffee with a Cop last Friday at the local Starbucks. The July 29 event was an opportunity for residents and officers to discuss issues within the community and learn more about each other. “We would...

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Salinas Valley State Prison inmate’s death being investigated as homicide

SOLEDAD — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are investigating the death of an inmate at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) in Soledad...