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October 26, 2021

Letter to the Editor | Working Together to Help Animals

To the Editor: SPCA Monterey County agrees that we need solutions to save stray animals (“We Need Solutions to Save Our Stray Animals,” Aug. 10). Those answers are low-cost spay/neuter, adoptions, foster care, microchipping and compassionate shelters, rescue groups and animal control agencies working...

Funny Papers Again Column | School Daze… in Two-Part Harmony

It is not uncommon that readers will occasionally offer nice comments about Funny Papers Again, and because I’m only good at speaking to people when they are an audience and I’m working from a script written by someone else, I usually find myself tongue...

Worthy to Print Column | Take Your Shot

Big day today! It’s my favorite mother-in-law’s birthday. Nelda has reached a milestone and my favorite bride has, along with some favorite friends, taken her over to the Peninsula to slam down a couple of milkshakes to celebrate the fact that she can still...

Funny Papers Again Column | Four States, Four Days: There and Back Again

Gambling casinos are sad places. That is the conclusion I have come to after walking through a couple of them yesterday. As I write this, I am in Room 1207 in the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, Nev. Out my window to the east...

Worthy to Print Column | Tired of Getting Older

I just got back from my monthly trip to Home Depot. I can’t go more often because I buy things that require me to stop and put up a picture or change an electric outlet, and sometimes I just don’t feel like taking the...

Funny Papers Again Column | Sights I’ve Seen at ‘the Sites’: Let Us Not Forget

This week’s issue of the Valley newspapers hits the stands three days from Sept. 11, 2021: the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the Twin Towers, in lower Manhattan. Known colloquially as simply 9/11, it is a date etched...

Worthy to Print Column | When I Grow Up

I guess we have heard enough about the terrible things that are happening in Afghanistan. We all know who is responsible. I know I do. Of course not talking about it won’t make it any better, but I just wanted to write about something...

Funny Papers Again Column | Can We Consider a Conscientious Crossing Consensus?

As I venture out mornings for a bike ride ‘round some favored routes, it is apparent that the young denizens of the village are headed to their respective campuses as schools are now up and running full tilt boogie. It goes without saying that...

Adventure Abounds Column | Saying Goodbye

It’s not often that reporters get a swan song, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to say goodbye. Dear reader, next issue will be my last one with the King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune. You’ll see me out there collecting news and photos...

Letter to the Editor | Supervisor’s Support Critical in Advancing Broadband Infrastructure

To the Editor: The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) — the voice of California’s 58 Counties — would like to thank Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo for his strong leadership in supporting Broadband for All in the California State Budget. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed...

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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published Oct. 20 2021

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY Sept. 232:04 a.m. Found property on Broadway St.1:38 p.m. CPS referral on Bassett...