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December 9, 2023

Salinas Valley News Briefs | Nov. 9, 2023


KING CITY — Nominations are due by Nov. 10 for King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s 2023 Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Friend of the Community and Hermie Robles Youth of the Year awards. Forms can be downloaded from, requested via email to [email protected], or picked up at the Chamber office at 200 Broadway St., Suite 40. Call 831-385-3814 for more information.


KING CITY — Anyone who lives or works in King City, age 12 and older, can vote now through Sunday, Nov. 12, on which Safe Routes to School projects to recommend for funding and implementing to the King City Council. Through a participatory budgeting process, the community will help determine how to spend $250,000 allocated for safety improvements. For more information and a list of the proposed projects, visit


MONTEREY COUNTY — On Saturday, Nov. 11, all branch locations of Monterey County Free Libraries will be closed in honor of the Veterans Day holiday. The Administrative Office will be closed Friday, Nov. 10. All MCFL locations will be closed again on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. Branches will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25. Online services are available 24/7 at

Ryan Cronk
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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