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Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 12, 2024

News Briefs
WHALEFEST RETURNS MONTEREY — Dedicated to protecting the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and all oceans, the 14th Annual Whalefest Monterey will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, a week before Earth Day, on and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Whalefest...

Scheid Family Wines enters 7th year of 100% wind-powered wines

Scheid wind turbine
GREENFIELD — This Earth Month, Scheid Family Wines celebrates nearly seven years of being 100% powered by renewable wind energy. The Greenfield family-owned and operated wine company, which has embraced sustainability as a core tenet since its inception in 1972, is the only winery in...

County of Monterey transitions to new domain name for enhanced security and accessibility

County of Monterey
MONTEREY COUNTY — The County of Monterey has announced a significant upgrade to its online presence with the transition to a new domain name, in compliance with Assembly Bill 1637 (Local Government: Internet Websites and Email Addresses), signed into law by the governor on...

Soledad twins, cancer survivors share journey at Celebration of Life Fashion Show

Celebration of Life Fashion Show
SOLEDAD — This year marks a special 30-year celebration for the American Cancer Society’s annual Celebration of Life Fashion Show, where local cancer survivors walk the runway as models sharing their cancer journey to inspire others and build community awareness. The unique fundraiser takes place...

Dance company introduces ‘Giselle’ this weekend in South Monterey County

Giselle ballet dance
SALINAS VALLEY — Be a part of history as the German ballet “Giselle” is performed in Monterey County for the first time this weekend by Monterey County Dance Theatre’s student company. Under the artistic direction of Janette Harkness, the young dancers stemming from South Monterey...

SNIP Bus launches wellness program in South Monterey County

SNIP Bus
MONTEREY COUNTY — Last year SNIP Bus spayed and neutered more than 5,426 animals in Monterey County, and now SNIP Bus is launching a public wellness program in South Monterey County that will offer additional low-cost services for pets beginning this week. The SNIP Bus...

Bat tests positive for rabies in Toro Park

Bat
SALINAS — A bat found on April 2 near Toro Creek Road, in the Toro Park area of unincorporated Monterey County, has tested positive for the rabies virus. Hitchcock Road Animal Services has investigated this incident and determined that while there was exposure to an owned...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 10, 2024

News Briefs
CITY ROADS DISCUSSION SOLEDAD — City of Soledad will host a community meeting to discuss ideas and get updates on city roads and safety measures on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Soledad Community Center, 560 Walker Drive. There will be...

Fresh Express agrees to pay $280K for exposing over 80 employees to noxious bleach odors

Law judge court
SALINAS — Monterey County District Attorney’s Office’s Environmental Protection Unit entered into a stipulated judgment March 15 with Fresh Express Inc. for violations of pesticide-related laws that exposed its employees to noxious odors resulting from the use of sodium hypochlorite (commonly known as bleach)...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | April 5, 2024

News Briefs
GOODWILL COLLECTION DRIVE KING CITY — Community Food Pantry of King City is reminding residents that the Goodwill collection drive will begin this Saturday, April 6. The Food Pantry is asking South Monterey County residents to bring new or gently used items, such as clothing,...

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Police announce connection between King City mass shooting and double homicide...

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and King City Police Department investigators announced Thursday that they have developed information connecting the deadly mass...