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June 22, 2024

Soledad resident and Covid-19 survivor turns 100

SOLEDAD — As the City of Soledad prepares for its centennial event, 2021 also marks the year one of its residents, Jennie Aquino, becomes a centenarian.  Aquino, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 27, was born in Mexico and came to the United States...

Monterey County prepares for first round of Covid-19 vaccines

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County officials expect the first allocations of Covid-19 vaccines to be in limited supply, and will target health care professionals in the first round of vaccinations. Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno spoke about the county’s planning process during a...

Greenfield and Salinas among new Covid-19 testing sites in Monterey County

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SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County launched two new testing sites for Covid-19 in Greenfield and Salinas last week, having announced their locations on May 2 in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directive for California to open 80 more testing sites. The Greenfield community testing site,...

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 doctors, nurses get first round of Covid-19 vaccines

SALINAS VALLEY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System received its allocation of 500 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Dec. 22, with priority vaccinations of frontline workers beginning that same day. The vaccines were delivered to Mee Memorial Hospital in King City at 11:30 a.m....

Health officials plan for next Covid-19 vaccine distribution in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County officials have already started planning the next phases of Covid-19 vaccine distribution and recipient prioritization after distributing the first round of vaccines last month. “Monterey County will have, to date, an allocation totaling 12,550 vaccines that includes both the Moderna...

Monterey County lifts most indoor mask mandates

MONTEREY COUNTY — In alignment with the state of California, Monterey County and nearly a dozen other Bay Area jurisdictions have lifted universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning Wednesday. Last week Monterey County announced that it would join the counties of Alameda,...

Monterey County reports nearly 4,000 new cases and 39 deaths from Covid-19 so far in 2021

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Nearly 4,000 new cases and 39 deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported in Monterey County since the beginning of the new year. Just this week, an additional three deaths were added Friday, followed by nine on Thursday, four on Wednesday and...

Gonzales earns praise for 95% vaccination rate

GONZALES — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is praising the City of Gonzales for reaching a 95% vaccination rate with more than 6,600 people in the community eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine receiving at least one dose.  The County of Monterey has reached 81%...

VIDA Project and partners host pop-up clinic in Soledad

SOLEDAD — The VIDA Project, Soledad McDonald’s, Monterey County Health Department and the City of Soledad have come together to co-host a free Pop-Up Clinic. The clinic will take place Sunday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Soledad McDonald’s, 1215 Front...

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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published June 18, 2024

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. SOLEDAD May 287:00 a.m. Property vandalism on Catskill Ct.9:00 a.m. Vehicle recovery on Viewpoint...