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January 28, 2023

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Jan. 18, 2023


MONTEREY COUNTY — SPCA Monterey County has sheltered 38 evacuated pets, including cats, dogs, puppies, chickens, a bearded dragon and an iguana. Five of those pets have been able to return home and 33 remain in care. SPCA also evacuated animals from flooded areas and is providing free pet food and supplies at all the local emergency shelters. SPCA’s disaster response services are made possible by donors, and are free to the community in need. Go to for more information.


KING CITY — Registration has begun for Sol Treasures’ first “Free in 23” workshop of the year. The Heart Mosaic Workshop with instructor Debra Cobb is set for Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A limited number of spots are available for the class, which is for adults. To register, call 831-386-1381 or stop by the art center at 519 Broadway St. in King City. In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Sol Treasures is offering 15 free workshops to the community this year.


SALINAS — National Steinbeck Center will host “Cocktails and Culture,” featuring wine, appetizers and the opening of its newest exhibition, “John’s Jackets: The Art and History of the Book Jacket,” on Friday, Jan. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit showcases many of Steinbeck’s most iconic book jacket designs and explores the lives and careers of the designers who created these works of art. The event at the Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St. in Salinas, is 21 and over and will be held rain or shine. For tickets, 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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