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October 25, 2021

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Oct. 15, 2021

RECYCLING EVENT KING CITY — King City Community Recycling Event will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., in King City. Accepted items include mattresses, appliances (no Freon), yard waste, electronic waste, metals, furniture,...

New classroom building opens at Greenfield High School

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School celebrated the opening of its new two-story classroom building last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at the front of the campus, the facility presents a new “front door” to the school, along with a new parking lot, pedestrian circulation...

Public input sought on Salinas Valley Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plans

SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA) Board of Directors on Aug. 12 approved Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) drafts to be released for public comment for the following subbasins: Eastside, Forebay, Langley and Upper Valley.  This comes after the 180/400 Foot Aquifer...

Applications due Friday for Monterey County Fish and Game grants

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Fish and Game Advisory Commission is now soliciting grant applications for the 2021-22 Propagation Fund Grant Program. Projects funded by the Propagation Grant Fund Program are intended to benefit citizens of Monterey County, specifically the protection, preservation, enhancement and education...

ARIEL Theatrical returns with ‘Schoolhouse Rock’

SALINAS — After being on hold for 18 months, “Schoolhouse Rock Live Too!” is finally coming to the stage at ARIEL Theatrical. Will Nina and her wacky crew save their failing diner? Will inspiration from their favorite Schoolhouse Rock songs save the day? Gather family...

Newsom signs bill to protect farmworkers from wildfire smoke

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 73, Assemblymember Robert Rivas’ Farmworker Wildfire Smoke Protections Act, into law on Sept. 27. California’s wildfire season, combined with heat waves and the Covid-19 pandemic, has helped shine a light on the necessary safety protocols agricultural...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Oct. 13, 2021

GRIEF WORKSHOP SALINAS — Hospice Giving Foundation is hosting a special grief workshop, “Coping with Grief During the Holidays,” on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Madonna del Sasso Parish, 320 E. Laurel Drive in Salinas. The 90-minute presentation will offer...

Meals on Wheels launches monthly social hour for Salinas Valley seniors

SALINAS VALLEY — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley has launched a new monthly social hour for active seniors in the community, the first of which was held last month in Soledad and Gonzales. The pilot program, called SOCOS Social (SOuth COunty Seniors Social),...

Monterey County seeks grant funding for park projects

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Public Works, Facilities and Parks Department will apply for millions of dollars in grants for park improvements at Lake San Antonio, San Lorenzo Park in King City and the county-owned property on East Laurel Drive in Salinas. Each grant application...

Sunday night shooting kills 1 in Soledad

SOLEDAD — Soledad Police is looking for two suspects involved in a shooting that killed one person and injured another Sunday night. At about 8 p.m. on Oct. 10, officers from the Soledad Police Department responded to a shooting in the 100 block of Iris...

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MST’s South Monterey County operations facility opens

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) recently celebrated the completion of its South County Operations and Maintenance Facility in King City after just over...