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May 20, 2022

Greenfield native named development director for area nonprofit

GREENFIELD — The Center for Community Advocacy (CCA) in Salinas has named Jose Garcia of Greenfield as its new development director. Garcia said in a recent interview that he was motivated to join CCA so he could have an impact on housing and homelessness in...

Gonzales appoints new community development director

GONZALES — Gonzales City Manager Rene Mendez has announced the appointment of Taven M. Kinison Brown as the city’s new community development director. In collaboration with the assistant city manager, Kinison Brown will oversee and manage the Community Development Department. The department plays a key...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 17, 2022

TOP STAFF SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Office of Education has recognized two school staff members from Salinas Valley as recipients of this year’s Classified School Employees of the Year award. Alicia Felix of South Monterey County Joint Union School District was honored for paraprofessional...

Monterey County, Bay Area health officers urge caution as Covid cases rise

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County’s health officer is joining 10 other officials from the Bay Area in stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, such as masking indoors, as the region experiences a new surge of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has...

Greenfield Safe Routes to School workshop and festival set for Saturday

GREENFIELD — Safer routes to schools are coming to Greenfield, and community members are invited to participate in a Safe Routes to School Community Workshop and Festival this Saturday. The May 14 event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will take place on the front...

Cal Fire suspends burn permits in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — California has already experienced an unusually early start to its fire year amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, increased fire activity in California and across the west is...

Greenfield man sentenced to 36 years in prison for child molestation

GREENFIELD — A Monterey County judge has sentenced Gerardo Silva, a 49-year-old Greenfield resident, to 36 years in prison for committing 15 counts of a lewd act upon a child under 14 years old. All the offenses are violent felonies and are considered “strikes” under...

Monterey County begins mailing ballots for Primary Election

MONTEREY COUNTY — Ballots for the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election will begin mailing to all Monterey County voters by May 9, with some voters receiving their ballots as early as last weekend. Although all voters will receive a ballot in the mail, in-person...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 12, 2022

REGISTERING VOTERS KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated will be registering voters of all parties during the Salinas Valley Fair, May 12-15, at its booth in the Expo Building at the fairgrounds in King City. Anyone who has moved, changed their name...

Salinas Valley Fair makes triumphant return this week

SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley Fair is jumping “Back in the Saddle” this week, returning with many of its popular activities following a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “At long last we are ‘Back in the Saddle’ again,” said Margaret Noroian, president of...

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Soledad movie theater plans grand-opening celebration Saturday

SOLEDAD — Premiere Cinemas in Soledad will be hosting a grand-opening celebration this Saturday, May 21. The celebration will start with welcoming remarks at 10...