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January 28, 2023

Newsom declares state of emergency for monkeypox outbreak

CALIFORNIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday for monkeypox, enabling the state to access more resources to combat the ongoing outbreak. The declaration will assist state and local government agencies collaborate to conduct outreach regarding monkeypox vaccines and treatment, seek...

’Tis the season

Central Park received a season festive makeover over the weekend as the Gonzales Youth Council celebrated the annual tree lighting Dec. 8.

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | Aug. 14, 2020

COOLING STATIONS SALINAS VALLEY — City of Greenfield is offering a cooling station for residents to escape from the excessive heat this weekend. The station will be available starting today, Aug. 14, through Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greenfield...

Greenfield pitches plan for new recreation center

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Recreation Coordinator Jesus Perez presented final design plans for a proposed recreation center and park project to Greenfield City Council during its March 9 meeting. The plans will be sent to the state in attempt to secure Prop 68 grant funding if...

California wins court victory for its net neutrality law

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for California to enforce its net neutrality law, denying a request by telecommunications providers to delay state rules meant to ensure equal access to internet content. Judge John Mendez of the U.S. District Court for...

Senior socials thrive in South Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley’s new monthly social hours for active seniors in South Monterey County have garnered much success since their September launch. The pilot program, called SOCOS Social (SOuth COunty Seniors Social), offers a safe space for seniors...

Yes, Steinbeck wrote a werewolf novel. Don’t expect to read it.

Nine years before John Steinbeck published his Pulitzer Prize-winning historical masterpiece, “The Grapes of Wrath,” he was working on a lighthearted detective novel featuring a werewolf. The manuscript, “Murder at Full Moon,” was completed in 1930 but was never published. A single copy has been...

Greenfield coat drive benefits area’s homeless community

GREENFIELD — Those who wish to donate gently used or new coats to benefit homeless individuals in the area can do so at a festive collection container outside the Greenfield Community Science Workshop through Dec. 22.  Greenfield resident Avelina Torres is spearheading the collection project...

Soledad hosts first Holiday Hoopfest basketball tournament

SOLEDAD — City of Soledad Parks and Recreation hosted its first-ever Holiday Hoopfest basketball tournament last month. Four teams participated in the tournament, which was held at the Soledad Community Center on the first weekend of December. Members of the Soledad Parks and Recreation Cheer Team,...

California Rodeo Salinas donates $560K to local nonprofits

SALINAS VALEY — California Rodeo Salinas donated a total of $563,258 to community nonprofits in 2022, an increase of 5.3% over the 2019 donation, which was the most recent year the California Rodeo Association hosted a full roster of events. Representatives from 25 organizations received...

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Central Coast High School All-Star Football Game kicks off Saturday

SALINAS VALLEY — Featuring nearly two dozen players from South Monterey County, the 37th annual Central Coast High School All-Star Football Game kicks off...