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KING CITY — Community Food Pantry of King City is reminding residents that the Goodwill collection drive will begin this Saturday, April 6. The Food Pantry is asking South Monterey County residents to bring new or gently used items, such as clothing, shoes, books, blankets, sheets, linens, curtains, dishes, kitchenware, bikes, music CDs, DVDs, small kitchen appliances and all other general household items to the Goodwill donation trailers. The event has moved this year and trailers will be parked at 815 Broadway, directly across the street from the King City High School parking lot, on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For every trailer filled, Goodwill will donate $1,000 to the food pantry. No furniture, beds, mattresses, exercise equipment, large appliances or baby items, such as strollers or car seats, will be accepted. For more information, call Peggy at 831-320-8678.


KING CITY — King City Rotary Club’s 56th Annual Flea Market, presented by Salinas Valley Fair, is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., in King City. For more information, call Sylvia Venegas at 831-385-4616 or 831-262-5271 (cell).


MONTEREY COUNTY — The nomination period to qualify as a write-in candidate for the June 4, 2024, Hartnell Community College District, Trustee Area 6 Special Vacancy Election runs April 8 through May 21. Official documents may be obtained from and filed at the Monterey County Elections Department, 1441 Schilling Place – North Building, in Salinas. Schedule an appointment via email at [email protected] or by phone at 831-796-1499. Trustee Area 6 includes parts of Northeast Salinas, Chualar, Gonzales and Soledad. For more information related to the election, including filing requirements and qualifications, visit


KING CITY — King City Police Department will host a community meeting on Wednesday, April 10, to discuss the annual Military Weapons Report. The meeting will detail weapons currently in the inventory of the department that meet the description of military weapons as defined in Government Code section 7070. The information will include how these weapons were utilized in the prior year, expenses associated to the purchase, use and maintenance of these weapons and any plans for the acquisition of new weapons meeting the description of military weapons. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the King City Council Chambers, 212 S. Vanderhurst Ave. in King City.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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