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June 29, 2022

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%...

California to require Covid vaccines for students by fall 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced Friday that the state plans to add the coronavirus vaccine to other vaccinations required to attend school, such as measles and mumps, starting as early as next fall. The vaccine mandate, for public and private schools, will be phased...

Monterey County supervisors adopt countywide mask order

MONTEREY COUNTY — After several weeks of discussion, Monterey County Board of Supervisors has approved a countywide indoor face covering ordinance that could begin in late October if certain criteria are met. Last week the Board delayed final approval of its mask mandate until Tuesday...

Monterey County mask order still on the table

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has moved forward with a countywide indoor face covering ordinance, which could take effect in late October. Last week the board introduced language for the mask mandate and met on Tuesday for approval. However, due to amendments...

Biden mandates vaccines for workers, saying, ‘Our patience is wearing thin’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday used the full force of his presidency to push two-thirds of U.S. workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, reaching into the private sector to mandate that all companies with more than 100 workers require vaccination or...

Monterey County mask mandate fails to gain enough support

MONTEREY COUNTY — An ordinance that would have required face coverings indoors countywide failed to receive enough support from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors during a special meeting last week. After extensive discussion and public comment at the Sept. 8 meeting, the board voted...

Monterey County considers countywide mask mandate

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors will review implementation of a countywide indoor mask mandate during a special meeting Wednesday.  The supervisors are expected to endorse it after earlier approving a mask mandate for all county buildings. The decision came after a late August...

Monterey County job centers expand hours as pandemic unemployment benefits expire

MONTEREY COUNTY — On Sept. 4, the federal unemployment insurance program, known as the Pandemic Unemployment Insurance benefit, created under the CARES Act, will expire in California and across the states. “Starting today, over 3 million California workers impacted by the expiration of these critical...

Mee Memorial doctor encourages students to get vaccinated

GREENFIELD — Dr. Joshua Deutsch, a physician with Mee Memorial Healthcare System, recently spoke to students at Greenfield High School to encourage them to get the Covid-19 vaccination. Deutsch, who has shared his experiences of first-hand patient interaction in King City and Greenfield with Monterey...

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,...

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Gonzales man found guilty of DUI resulting in injury, hit and...

GONZALES — Gonzales resident Hugo Reyes Oliva was sentenced to five years and eight months in state prison on June 9, announced Monterey County...