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June 22, 2024

Monterey County approves fines for face covering violations as Covid-19 cases continue to rise

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County has joined with local cities, including King City, Soledad and Gonzales, in approving fines for face covering violations. On July 28, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance, effective immediately, allowing citations to be given to those...

CIF delays local high school sports until at least December

SALINAS VALLEY — High school fall sports in the upcoming 2020-21 school year will be delayed, with the beginning of practice pushed back to Dec. 14, and games beginning no earlier than Dec. 28 or Jan. 8. Those sports are cross country, football, water...

Greenfield City Council prepares to pitch tax ballot measure to voters

GREENFIELD — Greenfield City Council members introduced and revised a ballot item to continue a sales tax meant to fund city services, which passed with a unanimous 5-0 vote during their July 14 meeting. The ordinance would continue a three-quarters of 1% tax, originally Measure...

South Monterey County schools move ahead with distance learning for upcoming year

MONTEREY COUNTY — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced July 17 that schools located in counties on the state’s Covid-19 watch list would only be able to begin their 2020-21 school year in a virtual setting over computer, also known as distance learning. Monterey County was one...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | July 27, 2020

REC SURVEY SOLEDAD — Residents of Soledad are asked to take a survey regarding the expansions of recreation opportunities within the city. A 2020 community recreation survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSEN20. GOLDEN JUBILEE KING CITY — King City Rotary Club President Oscar Avalos announced during the...

Gonzales City Council approves youth offender program

GONZALES — Gonzales City Council members approved renewal of a $38,000 agreement with Sun Street Centers to continue operation of its “Road to Success” youth diversion program throughout South Monterey County, during their regular July 6 meeting. The City of Soledad is also entering into...

Community discusses solutions to dangerous stretch of Highway 101 between Salinas and Chualar

SALINAS VALLEY — Residents of South Monterey County are no strangers to having to travel north to Salinas or beyond for services or activities, and the stretch of Highway 101 between Salinas and Chualar was the topic of last week’s town hall safety discussion. Monterey...

Soledad City Council appoints Brent Slama as interim city manager

SOLEDAD — Soledad City Council appointed Brent Slama, who has served as acting city manager since May 18, as interim city manager during its July 15 meeting. Former City Manager Michael McHatten was terminated on July 1 without cause. He had been the city manager...

Mee Memorial Healthcare System earns Critical Access Hospital designation

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System has been certified as a Critical Access Hospital, earning approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after several years of pursuit. The process began in 2016 and officially went into effect this year on June 25. “Lower...

Salinas Valley News Tidbits | July 22, 2020

SPORTS DELAY SALINAS VALLEY — California Interscholastic Federation has determined that education-based athletics will begin with a modified season, with sports to commence in December 2020 or January 2021 at the earliest. The July 20 announcement also noted that CIF is working with statewide agencies,...

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Lucy Jensen

Window on the World Column | Go Dolphins!

If you happen to be at the Soledad Pool (or, more correctly the Soledad-Mission Recreation District) at about 6 a.m., you will see Coach...