SALINAS — National Steinbeck Center will present the first-ever Steinbeck Street Fair and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main Street in Salinas. The free event will include local vendors and live music by the Monterey County Pops and The Rob Tracy Band featuring Candie Cobb of Eight Second Ride. Go to for more information.


SOLEDAD — CRU Winery is hosting a 2022 Harvest and Fall Release Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at its Santa Lucia Highlands tasting room in Soledad. The event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is open to the public. There will be live music, new release wines and artisan food truck Sabor Latin Fusion all weekend long at 37500 Foothill Road. Walk-ins are welcome, or reservations can be made via Go to for more information.


KING CITY — Hosted by David and Susan Gill, Hartnell College Foundation will welcome new Hartnell College Superintendent/President Michael Gutierrez to King City on Friday, Sept. 30. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., in King City. Lunch will be provided by the King City Young Farmers. RSVP to 831-755-6810 by Sept. 25.


SALINAS — Vitalant is hosting a community blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, in Salinas. All blood types and platelets are needed, and appointments are encouraged. Visit or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) for information.

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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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