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October 2, 2022

New shooting range opens in Soledad

SOLEDAD — A grand opening was held over the Fourth of July weekend for a new shooting range facility in Soledad, the first of its kind in South Monterey County. Astoria Range, located at 31500 San Vicente Road, offers a variety of firearms-related courses. From...

Greenfield cops host coffee gathering

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department officers mingled with community members during Coffee with a Cop last Friday at the local Starbucks. The July 29 event was an opportunity for residents and officers to discuss issues within the community and learn more about each other. “We would...

South Monterey County superintendents discuss plans for reopening schools

SALINAS VALLEY — Three superintendents from area districts recently spoke to King City Rotary Club about how their schools plan to deal with the beginning of the school year and uncertain shift from distance learning to in-person instruction. Every school in Monterey County must begin...

What counts as ‘essential business’ in Monterey County amid COVID-19 stay-at-home order

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MONTEREY COUNTY — California residents have been advised to stay indoors, and only leave their home for essential items or services, since the statewide stay-at-home order went into effect March 19 to help combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Essential businesses, however, can stay open...

Papé opens new service center in Gonzales

GONZALES — Papé Material Handling opened its new Gonzales location with a celebration earlier this month, allowing the public to tour the facility, get acquainted with the team and see an electric truck. An estimated 100 community members showed up to the Aug. 4 grand...

Voters pass South Monterey County school bonds, city tax measures

SALINAS VALLEY — South Monterey County residents have cast their votes for local school bond and city tax measures, all of which were currently passing as of Monterey County Elections’ latest results. In the county’s semi-final report Nov. 13, Gonzales Unified School District’s two bonds...

Photo | South County Animal Rescue hosts dog and taco mixer

GREENFIELD — Volunteers with South County Animal Rescue (SCAR) and Soledad author Lucy Mason Jensen attended Let’s Taco ’Bout Dogs, hosted by Scheid Vineyards in Greenfield last Saturday. The April 24 event was an opportunity to learn more about SCAR, to try food from Tacos...

Firefighters practice skills during live fire training in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Fire Department hosted a live fire training on April 24, the last in a series of trainings held on a property located on the northern end of town. Firefighters from Greenfield, Salinas, King City, Monterey, Gonzales and Pine Canyon collaborated on exercises...

Rios takes seat as new Gonzales mayor

GONZALES — Jose Rios was sworn in as Gonzales’ new mayor and Scott Funk renewed his oath of allegiance at the Dec. 7 meeting of Gonzales City Council. The two joined Liz Silva, Lorraine Worthy and Paul Miller as the five council members going into...

Gonzales City Council moves forward with sales tax increase

GONZALES — Gonzales City Council has approved a ballot measure to raise the city’s sales tax by half a percent during a special meeting last month. After the 4-0 approval by Mayor Maria Orozco, Mayor Pro Tem Scott Funk and Council Members Lorraine Worthy and...

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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...