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MONTEREY COUNTY — Due to current dry weather conditions and increased flammability of forest fuels and grasses, Fire Season has officially been declared in San Benito and Monterey counties as of 8 a.m. on June 17, according to Cal Fire, San Benito-Monterey Unit. Areas affected include all State Responsibility Area lands within both counties.


SOLEDAD — City of Soledad will host Cafecito and Conversation with Economic Development on Thursday, June 20, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Soledad City Hall, 248 Main St. Join city staff as they discuss the upcoming improvements and addition of art to the Front Street corridor. This is an opportunity to see first hand the great things happening on Front Street. For questions, call 831-223-5016.


KING CITY — Vitalant is hosting a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 26, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the bloodmobile at the King City Recreation Center, 401 Division St., in King City. All blood types and platelets are needed, and appointments are encouraged. Visit or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) for information.


GONZALES — After three-and-a-half years, the City of Gonzales has decided that it is in its best interest to gradually end all hotspot devices that the City provided to community members through the T-Mobile Universal Internet Pilot Project. All hotspots will be terminated on June 20. They can be dropped off at Gonzales City Hall. For questions, call City Hall at 831-675-5000.

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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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