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March 5, 2021

South County Animal Rescue hosts first event for dogs

Dogs and their owners took over Front Street and Cesar Chavez Park on Sept. 29 to celebrate the first Dog Days of Summer, sponsored by South County Animal Rescue.

Mission Fiesta brings community together

Mission Soledad celebrated its 58th annual Mission Fiesta on Oct. 7, bringing Soledad and Mission residents together to eat chicken, enjoy some sun, listen to music and watch the Grape Stomp.

Former King City resident shares journey to sobriety

The road to sobriety is not easy, but Steve “Moe” Modena shows that it can be done. Modena, a former King City resident, came to Sun Street Centers in Salinas to “sober up” in 1999.

Food drive brings in 16K pounds to county food bank

It was a record year for local oil company Aera Energy’s annual food drive last week, with the equivalent of 16,101 pounds of food donated to the Food Bank for Monterey County.

California condors headed to Central Coast for release in the wild

A group of the Peregrine Fund’s California condors will soon be unfurling their nine-and-a-half-foot wings to soar the skies of central California, but first they have to get from the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho, all the way to central California, where the National Park Service and the Ventana Wildlife Society will release the condors from their respective sites at Pinnacles National Park and in Big Sur.

Slew of candidates set to compete in November

Voters in South County will have a slew of local candidates to choose from in the upcoming Nov. 6 Statewide General Election for numerous city councils, school boards and other special district governing bodies in the area.

Sun Street Centers expands services to King City

After providing 50 years of addiction services in Monterey County, Sun Street Centers is expanding into King City and will celebrate the opening of its newest drug and alcohol treatment facility with a ribbon cutting this Friday.

Bicycling Gonzales, and elsewhere in Monterey County

The inaugural Ciclovía Gonzales, Sept. 9, 2018, is an Open Streets event for walking, rolling in a wheelchair, skating, bicycling, or using other people-powered transportation on streets free of motor vehicles. It’s sure to increase interest in biking, as do Open Streets events worldwide.

New Mann Packing building still in progress

The new Mann Packing building in Gonzales is nearing its completion as most of the building is up.

Teacher Pathway Program grows at Hartnell College

Hartnell College has welcomed its newest Teacher Pathway Program cohort to campus. While it is the third cohort to participate in the program, it is the first to be held at the college’s main campus in Salinas.

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Monterey County plans for return of migrant farmworkers

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County health officials have been working with agricultural companies and have reiterated safety plans with the onset of the new...