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September 28, 2023

Salinas Valley News Briefs | March 16, 2023


MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Water Resources Agency is circulating a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Interlake Tunnel and Spillway Modification Project in South Monterey County. The current drought and recent storms have created a renewed interest in the Interlake Tunnel project, which would divert water from Nacimiento Reservoir to San Antonio Reservoir that would have otherwise been spilled at Nacimiento Dam. The Draft EIR is open for public review and comment until March 21, and can be found at Written comments can be submitted via email to [email protected].


KING CITY — A King City Community Drop-Off Event will take place Saturday, March 18, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St. Accepted items include mattresses, appliances, yard waste, electronics, metals, furniture and tires. Neither commercial dumping nor trash will be accepted. There will also be a full household hazardous waste collection by appointment on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit for more information, or call Liz at 831-240-5507 with any questions.


SOLEDAD — VNA Community Services and the VIDA Project will be hosting a free Covid-19 vaccine clinic at the Soledad McDonald’s, 1215 S. Front St., on Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vaccinations are available for ages 2 and up. No appointments or insurance are needed, and all are welcome. Gift cards are being offered to anyone who receives a vaccination.


KING CITY — King City in Bloom will host a cleanup event on Saturday, March 18, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., to pick up gloves and bags. Free coffee and donuts will be available.

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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