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October 2, 2022

Gregory Allen to rejoin Greenfield Police Department as chief of police

GREENFIELD — Gregory Allen, a commander and acting chief with the Greenfield Police Department from 2015 to 2017, will rejoin the department as chief of police in September, the city announced Monday. Upon his return to Greenfield, Allen will lead a department of 22 sworn...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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City of Soledad welcomes new councilmember

SOLEDAD — City of Soledad welcomed its newest city councilmember, Maria Corralejo, who took the oath of office during the Sept. 21 regular council...