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January 28, 2023

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Feb. 16, 2022


SALINAS — Monterey County Permit Center public counter has reopened for in-person service on Feb. 11. The counter closed to the public on Jan. 18 due to a surge in Covid-19 exposures, but remained open virtually to serve the public. Counter hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monterey County Permit Center, located at 1441 Schilling Place, 2nd Floor-South in Salinas.


KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host the annual “State of the City” luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 12 p.m. inside the Orradre Building at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. Speakers include King City Police Chief Keith Boyd, Mayor Mike LeBarre and City Manager Steve Adams, along with presentations by Fort Hunter Liggett Col. Lisa Lamb, garrison commander, and Kendra Howell of the Blue Zones Project.


MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Sustainability Program has released the draft Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report. The report outlines the data and methods used to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions inventory for the county’s Community Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, and is available for review through Feb. 18. A virtual Q&A session at the Alternative Energy and Environment Committee meeting will also be held Feb. 25, during which questions about the report may still be raised. To submit questions, add them to the interactive PDF of the report at or send them via email to [email protected].


MONTEREY COUNTY — In partnership with the California Employers Association, the Monterey County Workforce Development Board is providing a series of webinars to assist Monterey County employers with Human Resources (HR) support. The next webinar, “Employee Handbooks,” is planned for Thursday, Feb. 17, and explores how an employee handbook is one of the most important communication tools to have between companies and employees. To register, go to

Ryan Cronk
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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