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May 20, 2022

Photos | Gonzales celebrates Cinco de Mayo with festival

GONZALES — Flags from the United States and Mexico were represented at the Cinco de Mayo Festival parade last Sunday afternoon in Gonzales. Sponsored by Pueblo Unidos de Tateposco (Luda) and the City of Gonzales, the May 1 cultural event also included music, food...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 10, 2022

BLOOD DRIVE SALINAS — A blood drive will take place Wednesday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., in Salinas. American Red Cross says it is critically important that it maintains a readily available blood supply this spring...

Soledad’s first Cop Camp a success

SOLEDAD — Soledad Police Department hosted its first Cop Camp last month for local youth, who participated in hands-on activities and team-building exercises with officers. The April 9 camp was open to youth ages 9 to 17, and had a total of 80 participants. According to...

For Second Straight Year, California Sees a Population Decline

LOS ANGELES — Deaths from COVID-19. Aging baby boomers. Fewer children. Restrictions on immigration. These factors, as well as the soaring cost of living, are forcing California — long associated in the public imagination as a destination and place of growth — to confront the...

Monterey County’s top executive announces retirement

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Administrative Officer Charles McKee will be retiring at the end of the year after serving 31 years in local government, county officials announced last week. “I am proud of what we have accomplished as a team on behalf of our...

Carli Hammond crowned Miss Salinas Valley Fair 2022

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Home Charter School senior Carli Hammond was crowned 2022 Miss Salinas Valley Fair after competing against one other girl in such areas as personality, scholastic ability, poise and horsemanship. The annual contest took place at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in...

Salinas Valley Grad Notes | May 6, 2022

Hannah Stuercke of King City, majoring in nursing, was named to the Dean’s Honor List for Fall 2021 at Cedarville University in Ohio. This recognition requires students to obtain a 3.75 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit...

Salinas Valley State Prison investigating inmate’s death as homicide

SOLEDAD — Salinas Valley State Prison officials and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death of an inmate as a homicide. Shortly after 6 p.m. on May 3, SVSP officers responded when Edgar Delgado was attacked by an incarcerated person with a...

Monterey County approves $9.7M in repairs to Laguna Seca

SALINAS — Monterey County Board of Supervisors has approved $9.7 million in funding for crucial repairs at the legendary WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca, the only major track in the United States that is government owned. Work that will be done includes resurfacing the iconic...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 5, 2022

ARIEL MUSICAL SALINAS — ARIEL Theatrical has announced a bonus addition to its 2022 season, “Miss Nelson is Missing! - The Musical,” with performances set for Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., May 6-7 and 13-14. Based on the popular...

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Soledad movie theater plans grand-opening celebration Saturday

SOLEDAD — Premiere Cinemas in Soledad will be hosting a grand-opening celebration this Saturday, May 21. The celebration will start with welcoming remarks at 10...