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June 21, 2024

Greenfield company receives $877K for renewable energy production

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Market and Gas Inc. will receive $877,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help create infrastructure for the sale and production of renewable fuels. “Climate change and its unprecedented effects pose serious challenges to our planet, and a large variety...

Greenfield police arrest man for sexual assault of juveniles

Police arrest crime
GREENFIELD — In late May, patrol officers from the Greenfield Police Department responded to a local elementary school regarding a report of sexual assault of a minor by an adult. An 8-year-old girl reported being sexually abused by an adult known to her, police said....

Banuelos joins Soledad City Council

Soledad City Council
SOLEDAD — Soledad’s newest councilmember, Eva Banuelos, was sworn in during the June 5 council meeting. Banuelos joins the team of five dedicated members who lead the city on the council: Mayor Anna Velazquez, Mayor Pro Tempore Maria Corralejo and Councilmembers Fernando Ansaldo-Sánchez and...

Second bat tests positive for rabies in Toro Park

Bat
SALINAS — A bat found on June 7 near Portola Drive and Anza Drive in the Toro Park area of unincorporated Monterey County has tested positive for the rabies virus. Hitchcock Road Animal Services has investigated this incident and determined that there was no exposure to...

Gonzales and Soledad high schools celebrate 2024 graduates

Gonzales Soledad high school graduations
SALINAS VALLEY — Under clear skies and a cool Saturday morning, both Gonzales and Soledad high schools celebrated their Class of 2024 graduations with inspiring ceremonies that marked significant milestones. Large class graduates from Gonzales High The largest graduating class in many years received their diplomas...

Soledad gears up for 3rd annual Hot Summer Days Car Show

SOLEDAD — City of Soledad has announced the third annual Soledad Hot Summer Days Car Show and Fundraiser, which has become a yearly staple in the city, attracting hundreds of car lovers across Monterey County. This year’s event is set for Saturday, July 6, from...

Greenfield receives nearly $800K for road improvements, enhanced connectivity

Road
GREENFIELD — Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will distribute $793,856 to the City of Greenfield to make roads safer and improve community connectivity. “As cities in the Salinas Valley become more sought-out places to live, work and do...

Radner named Salinas Valley Health president/CEO

Salinas Valley Health
SALINAS — The publicly elected Salinas Valley Health Board of Directors has named Allen Radner, MD, as president/CEO of Salinas Valley Health. The decision was announced during open session following a special board meeting on June 6. Dr. Radner has been serving in the interim...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 12, 2024

News Briefs
COLLEGE ELECTION RESULTS SALINAS — The latest results of the June 4 Special Vacancy Election for Hartnell Community College District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 6, show candidate Cesar O. Iracheta leading by more than 53% of the vote. According to the semi-final official results...

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Association
Worldwide, more than 55 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Take action now — for yourself, your loved ones and for the fight to end Alzheimer’s. What actions can you commit to taking this month? Whatever your age, now is the right...

Local News

Lucy Jensen

Window on the World Column | Go Dolphins!

If you happen to be at the Soledad Pool (or, more correctly the Soledad-Mission Recreation District) at about 6 a.m., you will see Coach...