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October 26, 2021

Monterey County’s Covid-19 numbers improve, state data shows

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MONTEREY COUNTY — The latest assessment by the California Department of Public Health, issued Sept. 8, continues to have Monterey County in Tier I, known as the Purple Tier, which has the most restrictions on businesses. In order to move to Tier II, the Red...

Biden takes initial steps to address gun violence

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, calling gun violence in the United States “an international embarrassment,” took a set of initial steps on Thursday to address the problem, starting with a crackdown on the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, or firearms assembled from kits. Acknowledging that...

Monterey County health officials encourage flu vaccines amid Covid-19 pandemic

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Officials with Monterey County Health Department and local hospitals urged the public to get flu shots in time for the upcoming flu season during a media briefing Oct. 21. Representatives from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, Salinas Valley Memorial...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Sept. 21, 2020

EAGLES GROUNDED SALINAS VALLEY — King City Young Eagle’s flight event for local youth has been canceled after multiple postponements due to Covid-19. With no end in sight for the shutdowns and health restrictions, organizers Bill Sabo and Tom Hail were forced to cancel the...

Mee Memorial health program launches at Greenfield and King City high schools

SALINAS VALLEY — South Monterey County Joint Union High School District (SMCJUHSD) has launched the Mee Memorial Healthcare System Student Volunteer Program that will run from this September to May 2022. The participating 25 seniors from Greenfield and King City high schools will receive training...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Aug. 21, 2020

FREE PET FOOD GREENFIELD — The SPCA of Monterey County will host a free pet food bank on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Patriot Park, 1351 Oak Ave. in Greenfield. SPCA has already given out more than 43,000 pounds of pet...

Monterey County SPCA food banks help hungry pets amid Covid crisis

SALINAS VALLEY — Local pets have been impacted alongside their human families as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic causes an increased need for food assistance. The SPCA for Monterey County has been hosting off-site pet food banks monthly since June, with Greenfield having served as the...

Salinas Valley cities declare local emergency over coronavirus threat, as Monterey County confirms first two cases

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SALINAS VALLEY — The South Monterey County cities of Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City each signed proclamations declaring a local emergency Monday due to the current threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “The potential spread of the virus does pose a risk to our...

Salinas Valley cities plan for Memorial Day ceremonies

SALINAS VALLEY — Memorial Day ceremonies will be impacted by Covid-19 health guidelines once again, with Greenfield and Gonzales hosting small ceremonies, King City only having a cemetery wreath drop-off and Soledad standing out with a ceremony on par with previous years. SOLEDAD “Soledad has had...

Blue Star Moms raise money for military care packages

The local Blue Star Mothers of America group, in conjunction with Nana’s BBQ Grill in Chualar, put on a fundraiser March 25 to help send care packages to U.S. service members deployed all over the world.

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MST’s South Monterey County operations facility opens

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) recently celebrated the completion of its South County Operations and Maintenance Facility in King City after just over...