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July 19, 2024

Voters to decide whether to increase sales tax in unincorporated Monterey County

Vote elections ballots
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has approved the placement of a measure on the November 2024 ballot to increase the sales tax in Monterey County’s unincorporated areas by 1%. If approved by voters in the unincorporated areas of the County, the measure...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | July 10, 2024

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HISTORIC INTERVIEWS KING CITY — Four oral history interviews have been added to the collection of the San Antonio Valley Historical Association (SAVHA), preserving memories of South Monterey County. Featured on YouTube are life stories of John and Darlene Maggini of Bitterwater, Butch Heinsen of...

Photo | SPCA Mobile Clinic helps pets in Gonzales

A number of pets received low-cost veterinary services on June 15 outside the Gonzales Police Department, which hosted the event. SPCA Monterey County’s Mobile Clinic provided spays and neuters for cats and dogs, in addition to microchips and rabies vaccinations. Next, SPCA will be...

Nearly $111K in grants awarded to local arts and culture projects in Monterey County

Arts Council for Monterey County
MONTEREY COUNTY — The Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) has announced that it has awarded $110,520 in Arts and Cultural Impact Grants to 23 local arts organizations and nonprofit organizations with art programs. This funding, provided by the County of Monterey and the Board...

4th of July celebrations set for South Monterey County

Fireworks Fourth of July Independence Day
SALINAS VALLEY — As the Fourth of July approaches, South Monterey County is gearing up for a series of events to celebrate Independence Day, with each town offering unique festivities ranging from parades and games to food vendors and fireworks. King City will start its...

Officers unite to carry Flame of Hope through Salinas Valley

Law Enforcement Torch Run
SALINAS VALLEY — Police officers, prison personnel and community members carried the Flame of Hope through the streets of both Greenfield and Soledad last Wednesday as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Greenfield had more than a dozen runners and Soledad had more than...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | July 3, 2024

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FREE NARCAN GREENFIELD — City of Greenfield and the Greenfield Union School District partnered with the Monterey County Health Department to offer free Narcan and fentanyl test strips to the community. Narcan can now be accessed via distribution boxes at four locations in Greenfield —...

New California laws go into effect in July

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CALIFORNIA — New state laws that affect the workplace, firearms, rental security deposits and more in California begin this month. SECURITY DEPOSIT CAP (AB 12) On July 1, a law took effect that prohibits landlords from charging more than one month rent for security deposits. Assembly member...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | July 2, 2024

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HOUSING WAIT LIST MONTEREY COUNTY — The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) opened the wait list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program on July 1. The wait list is the primary way for families and individuals to have an opportunity to receive...

Cooling centers open amid heat wave this week in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisory for areas of Monterey County in effect from 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Residents are advised to stay safe by drinking fluids, remaining...

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Salinas Valley student wins 2024 Dream of Flight Scholarship from MPI...

SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley resident Fatima Abed was recently awarded the 2024 Dream of Flight $1,000 Scholarship from MPI Jet for her essay...