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Salinas Valley Grad Notes | Sept. 29, 2022

Jenna Pepple of Greenfield, Anna Barragan of Soledad and Rachael Reyes Canales of Soledad were named to the Summer 2022 President’s List at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. The summer terms run from May to August. Full-time undergraduate …


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Football | Soledad Aztecs conquer Condors, 9-7

SOLEDAD — It might not have been a pretty win, but the Soledad Aztecs survived their first league game of the year, beating North Monterey County 9-7. Coming into the season, many believed that the Aztecs would be this dynamic …


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Funny Papers Again Column | All Things Being Equinox; et al

Summer comes to an end tomorrow when the Fall Equinox descends upon us with equal amounts of day and night heralding the incremental journey toward shorter days and longer nights. I am not fond of that particular cosmic arrangement, in …


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Monterey County hosts community workshop focused on climate change

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Sustainability Program will host an in-person workshop Thursday, Sept. 29, to understand the community’s challenges and opportunities about climate change, with a focus on resilience, equity and adaptation.  This two-hour public event, from 6 to …


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Salinas Valley News Briefs | Sept. 28, 2022

LIBRARY CLOSURE KING CITY — King City Library will be closed this week for re-carpeting. Monterey County Free Libraries’ Bookmobile and Pop-Up Library will be available across the street at the future site of the local history center on North …


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South County Trashion Show makes long-awaited return

SALINAS VALLEY — Alliance on Aging’s South County Trashion Show returned to the runway last week after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, featuring the latest fashions crafted from recycled and repurposed materials. The Sept. 13 fundraiser and …


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Salinas Valley News Briefs | Sept. 27, 2022

LIBRARY CARDS MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Free Libraries is reminding the community that September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Library cards are free and let residents check out books and DVDs, download e-books or audiobooks, get free Wi-Fi or …


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Smoke from prescribed burn to be visible from Salinas Valley

PAICINES — Cal Fire plans to conduct a prescribed burn on private property in the Gabilan Range, west of the town of Paicines, in the McPhails Peak area of San Benito County on Tuesday. The purpose of the Sept. 27 …


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Worthy to Print Column | It’s About Time

That’s what I told the guys working on my pickup. It’s about time you guys finished putting all the parts on my old Ford. I might have told you that I am in the middle of re-doing my truck. It …


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Salinas Valley Police Reports | Published Sept. 21, 2022

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. KING CITY Aug. 231:34 a.m. Criminal threats on S Russ St.5:08 a.m. Outside Agency Assistance on Sirrah Wy.9:16 a.m. Vandalism on Broadway St.11:53 a.m. Vandalism on S Third St.12:36 p.m. Missing …


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Gonzales wins prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

GONZALES — League of California Cities has announced that the City of Gonzales was one of 12 winning cities that received the 2022 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence. The prestigious award is categorized into 12 subcategories, with Gonzales taking home …


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Guest Column | Give South County’s Flu-Fighting Efforts a Shot … In the Arm

Considered the father of modern medicine, ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (known for his “first do no harm” ethical code called the Hippocratic Oath) still influences our practices more than 25 centuries after his time. The first to regard disease as …