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October 26, 2021

Area agencies investigate riverbed homeless camp in Soledad

SOLEDAD — A recent multi-agency meeting concerning local homeless camps was discussed during Soledad City Council’s regular meeting last month. Members of Soledad Police Department met with personnel from CalTrans and the California Highway Patrol, as well as other agencies to conduct a tour of...

New Women’s Health Center in Soledad increases region’s medical care options

SOLEDAD — Soledad Community Health Care District recently hosted a grand-opening ceremony for its Women’s Health Center. The project has been in the works for 15 years, and will expand the district’s care options with a focus on mammography and women’s health. “The Women’s Health Center...

Soledad Chamber’s light parade to kick off holidays Saturday

SOLEDAD — Soledad Chamber of Commerce will host the Soledad 35th Annual Christmas Celebration tonight in the form of a drive-thru light parade. Beginning at 5 p.m., vehicles with lights will travel through town to bring in the festive mood on a Saturday evening. The...

California adds new equity metric to reopening criteria

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MONTEREY COUNTY — The state of California has implemented new reopening guidelines called “equity metrics” in an effort to bring down Covid-19 infection rates in disadvantaged communities and communities of color. The third metric adds another criteria for counties to reopen but has not been...

Soledad Police warn about rising drug overdoses among youth

SOLEDAD — Soledad Police Department is urging parents to discuss the dangers of substance abuse with their children due to a rise in opioid overdoses and deaths in the city. While Soledad police have seen an increase in M30 pills, which contain fentanyl, their goal...

New Mann Packing building still in progress

The new Mann Packing building in Gonzales is nearing its completion as most of the building is up.

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...

Night Rally reveals Gonzales Homecoming royalty

GONZALES — Gonzales High School hosted its annual Homecoming Night Rally last Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Roger Fernando Gym, where competitive games took place that pit the senior, junior, sophomore and freshman classes as well as Spartan alumni against each other. Games included charades, tug...

PHOTOS: Greenfield’s Vista Verde hosts drive-through promotion for eighth graders

GREENFIELD — Vista Verde Middle School in Greenfield hosted a drive-through eighth-grade promotion ceremony Friday for the first time this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Attendees, dignitaries and staff members all wore masks and observed social distancing when possible at the June 5 ceremony. Families...

Gonzales FFA greets community with ‘Morning Wave’

About 85 Gonzales High School FFA members gathered on Fifth Street for a morning wave to encourage their classmates, parents and community members to have a positive day Feb. 21.

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Scheid Family Wines announces winners of 2021 writing contest

SALINAS VALLEY — Scheid Family Wines has announced the winners of the 2021 Scheid Writing Contest, which features students from both King City and...