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February 22, 2024

Gonzales High student takes first place in countywide poetry contest

Monterey County Poetry Out Loud
GONZALES — Gonzales High School senior Anixia Davila was named the champion of the 2024 Monterey County Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition. Students from seven local high schools competed in this year’s event, which took place Feb. 3 at the CSUMB Alumni and Visitor’s Center...

Hartnell College Foundation announces scholarship for women pursuing higher education

Hartnell College
SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell College Foundation invites Hartnell College students to apply for the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship, which aims to support low-income women seeking to further their education at a University of California campus. The scholarship, which emphasizes diversity and inclusion, promotes...

Utility gas tech honored for handling of carbon monoxide situation in Greenfield

Greenfield utility gas technician
GREENFIELD — Greenfield Fire Department has recognized a local utility gas technician for their proper handling of a carbon monoxide situation that could have resulted badly had they not intervened. Gustavo “Gus” Rivera, who works for PG&E, was called to a Greenfield residence on Dec....

New study focuses on ‘Building an Inclusive Economy’ in Monterey Bay region

CENTRAL COAST — A new report commissioned by Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) and developed by the Institute for Social Transformation at UC Santa Cruz presents a range of indicators that can be used to develop strategies toward a more inclusive economy in the...

Monterey County DA’s Office warns against government impersonation scams

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County District Attorney’s Office is alerting Monterey County residents of online scams that have been hitting the community. The scams begin with a text message or email warning the recipient of some potentially fraudulent charges on their account. When the person...

CRU Winery announces 95-point score from Wine Enthusiast Magazine

CRU Winery
SOLEDAD — CRU Winery has announced that it received 95 points on their 2021 Sarmento Vineyard Clone 777 Pinot Noir from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This is the highest score CRU Winery has ever received from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and joins their extensive list of 90-94...

Greenfield High School cadets learn basic survival skills in the wilderness

California Cadet Corps
GREENFIELD — The 246th Battalion of the California Cadet Corps of Greenfield High School had 15 cadets attend the Winter Wilderness Skills Course for four days in January and work to earn their Specialized Training Ribbon. While in the Los Padres National Forest, the cadets...

Monterey County announces important dates for Presidential Primary Election

Vote election ballots
MONTEREY COUNTY — The March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election is almost here, and there are a couple of things voters should know to get vote ready.  Monterey County local voter information guides and ballots will begin mailing soon. State voter information guides will also...

Eden Valley Care Center in Soledad honors longtime employee

Eden Valley Care Center
SOLEDAD — Soledad Community Health Care District (SCHCD) recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Olga Morales, a devoted staff member at Eden Valley Care Center in Soledad. The Jan. 26 celebration, held at the Eden Valley Skilled Nursing Facility, brought together community members, staff and...

Carjacking leads to vehicle pursuit; 3 juveniles arrested in Soledad

Police arrests
SOLEDAD — On Jan. 28, at about 7:43 p.m., a Monterey County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a vehicle that was driving erratic and unsafe on Highway 101. A records check revealed the vehicle was taken recently during a carjacking in Gonzales. The deputy followed the...

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Wrestling | Greenfield’s Vasquez-Gutierrez captures back-to-back CCS titles

GREENFIELD — Estrella Vasquez-Gutierrez was the shining star for Greenfield High after she took first in the 235-pound weight class championship at the Central...