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March 31, 2023

SBA opens Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Salinas

MONTEREY COUNTY — U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of its Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Monterey County to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred from...

Soledad celebrates grand opening of Grocery Outlet

SOLEDAD — A large crowd of Soledad residents and dignitaries representing the city and Monterey County gathered last Thursday for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Grocery Outlet. The new grocery store, located at 401 Nestles Road, is independently owned and operated by Zeke...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 8, 2023

PARK REOPENS SOLEDAD — Pinnacles National Park’s west side entrance is once again open as of March 1 following this winter’s storms. Visitors can enter through the west entrance (east of Soledad), which is day-use only, or the east entrance (north of King City), which...

Salinas Police receive more than $1M for new technology as city honors slain officer

SALINAS — U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta and Zoe Lofgren recently visited the Salinas Police Department to highlight new federal funding for the department to deploy technology that will improve efficiency, officer safety and community transparency. Salinas Police Department received $1,165,000 in the final 2023 appropriations...

Planning gets underway for South County Family Justice Center

MONTEREY COUNTY — Community members are invited to attend a strategic planning event for South Monterey County’s Family Justice Center later this month. A team from the Family Justice Center Alliance, a project of Alliance for HOPE International, is helping Monterey County with the planning...

Heal Together celebrates one year of healing

MONTEREY COUNTY — In early 2021, Hospice Giving Foundation CEO Siobhan Greene posed a question to the community, “In this time of incredible grief and loss, how can we join together to heal?” After a competitive grant process, on Dec. 9, 2021, Hospice Giving...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 6, 2023

POP-UP PANTRY SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell College will host a pop-up pantry food distribution for students in South Monterey County on Tuesdays, March 7 and 28. The distribution will take place at 11 a.m., while supplies last, at the King City Education Center, 117 N....

Stitch ’Em Up Embroidery opens in Soledad

SOLEDAD — Soledad Merchants hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 19 for Stitch ’Em Up Embroidery, a new screen printing and embroidery business located at 157 Kidder St., Suite B, in Soledad. The business offers embroidery, custom apparel and prints, flags, banners,...

Community Foundation for Monterey County helps close college funding gap

MONTEREY COUNTY — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has been working with donors to help close the funding gap for local students aspiring to attend college, announcing that more than $1.4 million in scholarship awards are available this year. “These dollars represent a recognition...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 2, 2023

GRAND OPENING SOLEDAD — Grocery Outlet in Soledad will have a grand-opening celebration on Thursday, March 2, beginning at 7 a.m. The new grocery store, locally owned and operated by Zeke and Crystal Reyes, is located at 401 Nestles Road. A ribbon-cutting and donation ceremony...

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Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 31, 2023

EASTER EVENT GREENFIELD — Greenfield Recreation Department invites the community to attend its 2023 Easter Event on Saturday, April 1. There will be fun Easter...