59.8 F
Salinas
May 20, 2024

Covid-19 case rates continue to escalate in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno said in an Aug. 18 press briefing that the county continues to have higher case rates of Covid-19 from the Delta variant, and that data is backing up the effectiveness of vaccines. “In Monterey County,...

Evacuation shelter opens at Salinas Valley Fairgrounds for fire evacuees

SALINAS VALLEY — An evacuation shelter has opened at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City to offer relief to fire evacuees in the region. Beginning today, the shelter will provide sleeping and meal accommodations for up to 40 residents affected by the River Fire...

Soledad Police to increase DUI patrols this winter

SOLEDAD — As millions of people travel to visit friends and family over the holidays, Soledad Police Department is encouraging everyone to celebrate safely and have a holiday game plan that includes a designated sober driver. During the pre-Christmas and New Year’s holiday season, Dec....

Mobile disaster assistance services arrive in South Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Disaster assistance for those impacted by winter storms is going mobile and in person to South Monterey County starting Friday. While nearly 2,000 residents have registered for disaster assistance at the County of Monterey’s Local Assistance Center, efforts are underway to reach...

Cal Fire suspends burn permits in Monterey, San Benito counties

CENTRAL COAST — Significant fire weather is being forecasted in many parts of the state, including Red Flag Warnings across much of southern California. With the lack of meaningful precipitation across much of the central coast, Cal Fire has suspended all burn permits within the...

Soledad High alum excels in naval training, engineering

SOLEDAD — Brian Sanchez, a first-generation college student at the University of Maine — 3,000 miles from his home in Soledad — became a top performer in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering through grit and a...

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...

Greenfield Community Science Workshop to expand into Salinas

GREENFIELD — Sergio Lopez and John Mosher recently spoke to Greenfield Community Science Workshop Co-Director Curt Gabrielson about opening a workshop in Salinas. GCSW reopened with outdoor activities last September and indoor activities on April 27, and will soon open a new workshop program...

Salinas rally calls for return to local sports

SALINAS — A crowd of more than 100, composed of athletes, coaches and parents from schools throughout the Salinas Valley, gathered in front of Star Market in Salinas as part of a Let Them Play rally in late January. The statewide series of rallies have...

California amusement parks allowed to reopen in red tier starting next month

CALIFORNIA — Outdoor amusement parks in California counties in the red tier of the state’s Covid-19 reopening plan will be allowed to welcome back customers next month, the California Department of Public Health announced Friday afternoon. Live outdoor sporting events and performances will, too, be...

Local News

Soledad Police Department

Soledad Police remind travelers to buckle up for Memorial Day weekend

SOLEDAD — For Memorial Day weekend, Soledad Police Department reminds travelers to always buckle up and secure children in the right car seats when...