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February 29, 2024

Where to get a Covid-19 test in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Health officials throughout the nation have said testing is an essential factor in the battle against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), and with case numbers rising in communities near and far, getting a test is critical to understanding where the virus is...

Soledad City Council appoints Brent Slama as interim city manager

SOLEDAD — Soledad City Council appointed Brent Slama, who has served as acting city manager since May 18, as interim city manager during its July 15 meeting. Former City Manager Michael McHatten was terminated on July 1 without cause. He had been the city manager...

Soledad head football coach resigns after one season

SOLEDAD — After one year as Soledad’s head football coach, Jose Martinez has resigned due to personal reasons. “I resigned for a couple reasons, but the main reason is that it’s not my time,” Martinez said. “I have to step away and take care of...

Soledad Police arrest gang members on weapon charges

SOLEDAD — Soledad Police conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation March 19 at about 10:30 p.m., during which the officers immediately recognized all three of the vehicle’s occupants as active Norteno gang members.  After a search of the vehicle, three fully loaded...

General Election 2020: South Monterey County results at a glance

SALINAS VALLEY — South Monterey County voters have returned their ballots to choose candidates for school boards and city councils as well as decide the fate of local measures in the Nov. 3 general election. As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, the latest results from Monterey...

Police arrest 3 after deadly shooting in Soledad

SOLEDAD — Three men have been arrested for murder after a double shooting in Soledad left one victim dead on Tuesday, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. On May 18, two people were shot on Bluejay Lane in the Riverview Estates neighborhood, located off...

PHOTOS: Soledad High School celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through graduation

SOLEDAD — Soledad High School hosted a drive-through graduation for its Class of 2020 last Saturday, having students remain in their cars with family members before it was time to walk the stage individually. Masks were worn and social distancing was observed except during...

La Gloria Elementary hosts Literacy Night

GONZALES — Students and their families had the opportunity to learn about reading and the literary resources available to them during La Gloria Elementary School’s Literacy Night on Jan. 22. The evening event featured several stations in the school multipurpose room with reading-centric themes that families could...

Soledad City Council hears pitch for dog-breeding ordinance

SOLEDAD — City council members from Soledad heard the proposal for a dog-breeding ordinance during their Nov. 4 meeting. The idea was presented as a future ordinance by Melanie Scherer, president of SNIP Bus, in order to make Soledad a county leader in stemming abusive...

Ida Chan takes reins as new CEO of Soledad Community Health Care District

SOLEDAD — Ida Chan began Aug. 3 as Soledad Community Health Care District’s new CEO, officially taking the reins from Gary Staab, who had been serving as interim CEO since 2018. The health care district is the umbrella agency in charge of Eden Valley Care...

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Guest Column | Let’s Move District 18 into the Future with...

The vast majority of American politicians are in the business of kicking the can down the road, with one notable exception: Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. I...