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November 23, 2022

Photos | Hundreds turn out for Salinas Valley’s Halloween, Day of the Dead activities

SALINAS VALLEY — Over the past week, spine-chilling activities to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) took place throughout the Salinas Valley. Hundreds of trick-or-treaters stopped by the third annual Front Street’s Spook Fest on Monday, presented by the...

RV campground reopens at San Lorenzo Park in King City

KING CITY — San Lorenzo Park RV Campground in King City, which served as an Alternate Housing Site supporting Covid-19 recovery in Monterey County for more than two years, reopened to the public on Nov. 1. “This area played an important role for the County...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 4, 2022

VACCINE CLINIC SOLEDAD — VNA Community Services will be administering free Covid-19 and flu vaccinations at a pop-up clinic hosted by the Soledad McDonald’s, 1215 S. Front St., on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vaccinations are available for ages 2 and...

Soledad gang members with guns arrested in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department has arrested four gang members from Soledad for weapons-related charges. On Oct. 30 at about 11 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Oak Avenue and Tom Rodgers Circle for traffic violations. The driver — David Madrigal, 22, of...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 3, 2022

STORYTIME RETURNS SOLEDAD — Monterey County Free Libraries’ Soledad Branch Library has announced the return of its weekly Storytime/Hora del Cuento, which will take place every Thursday at 4 p.m. Stories will be followed by fun activities suitable for children of all ages. The Soledad...

Monterey County launches noise complaint hotline for unincorporated areas

MONTEREY COUNTY — Residents in unincorporated areas of Monterey County now have a dedicated Noise Complaint Hotline to report noise ordinance violations. Monterey County Housing and Community Development Department is rolling out the hotline incrementally and the service may be increased over time. The new...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 2, 2022

TREE REMOVAL GONZALES — City of Gonzales has begun the process of removing trees that are located off Fifth Street and Gabilan Court, where the future Community Center Complex will be. The contractor will use the parking lot during their work, which started Nov. 1...

Greenfield man found guilty of second-degree murder for deadly crash

GREENFIELD — A Monterey County jury found Greenfield resident Baltazar Donato guilty of second-degree murder on Oct. 18. The jury further found Donato, 28, guilty of additional counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, driving under the...

Salinas Valley golf tournament, barrel racing events raise $67K for Key for a Cure Foundation

SALINAS VALLEY — Key for a Cure Foundation sponsored two events in October, one each in Salinas and King City, that raised a combined total of more than $67,000 in support of pediatric cancer research. The Foundation’s second annual Golf Tournament benefiting St. Jude Children’s...

Gonzales Youth Council members selected for 2022-23 school year

GONZALES — Fresh on the heels of the City of Gonzales receiving the esteemed 2022 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for the Gonzales Youth Council’s Mental Health Service Action Project, the city announced the appointment of the 2022-23 Gonzales Youth Council (GYC).   This year 19...

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Cross Country | Hartnell College runners from South Monterey County earn...

SALINAS VALLEY — Competing in their last race as junior college runners, Ashley Ochoa of Gonzales and Esteban Deniz of King City earned All-American...