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June 29, 2022

FEMA updates flood maps in Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has delivered preliminary flood maps for parts of Monterey County, including the Salinas Valley.  The maps identify revised flood hazards along the Salinas River, Gonzales Slough, Natividad Creek and unnamed tributaries. These new maps will help building...

Cal Water sets irrigation restrictions for Salinas and King City districts

SALINAS VALLEY — As part of its drought management and response plan, California Water Service (Cal Water) officially entered Stage 2 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan on June 10 in its Salinas and King City districts. Stage 2 includes additional outdoor watering limits and...

Greenfield man gets 42 years in prison for child molestation

GREENFIELD — Greenfield resident Juan Hernandez Velasco was sentenced on June 7 to 42 years in prison for committing three counts of forcible lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old and two counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 years...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 15, 2022

SENIOR SOCIAL GONZALES — Adventure Seeking Seniors is planning a ’40s and ’50s party as part of the SOCOS Social with Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley on Thursday, June 16. Funded by Measure K, the event will be held from 11 a.m. to...

Soledad High naval cadet receives TREA award

SOLEDAD — TREA (The Retired Enlisted Association) Chapter 55 President Jack Stewart presented its first JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) Award to Class of 2022 Cadet Evelyn Camacho during a ceremony at Soledad High School on May 21. An assemblage of cadets, fellow students,...

Regional partnership seeks to end digital divide in South Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — A signing ceremony formalizing the Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between Monterey County and King City, Greenfield, Soledad and Gonzales to create the South Salinas Valley Broadband Authority took place May 27 in the Gonzales City Council Chambers. “I’m very excited to finally...

Bruin Class of 2022 Graduation: Seniors complete journey at Greenfield High School

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School Class of 2022 took the field at the Bruins stadium for the final time Saturday morning for its commencement ceremony, during which 284 seniors tossed their caps in the air in celebration of their graduation. Family, friends, teachers and classmates...

Police arrest 3 for child endangerment and firearms in Soledad

SOLEDAD — Two men and a woman have been arrested for child endangerment as well as for weapons and narcotics violations in Soledad. On May 31, at 2 p.m., a South Monterey County Task Force detective spotted a known parolee in a vehicle driving in...

Cal Fire plans prescribed burns for San Benito, Monterey counties

MONTEREY COUNTY — Cal Fire plans to conduct numerous broadcast burns and pile burning throughout this year in San Benito and Monterey counties. The purpose of these projects is to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem, thereby reducing hazardous fire fuels by removing brush and downed...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 9, 2022

SUMMER KICK-OFF SOLEDAD — City of Soledad will host a free summer kick-off event filled with fun activities for families on Sunday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 560 Walker Drive by Rotary Park in Soledad. There will be food, games, crafts,...

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New fast chargers for electric vehicles installed in Soledad

SOLEDAD — EV Range Inc., the leader in zero emission vehicle charging station management software solutions and installation services, has announced the launch of...