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02/01/2023

MONTEREY COUNTY — Additional disaster relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been approved for Monterey County to make permanent repairs to county roads, bridges and other infrastructure. On Jan. 17, President Joe Biden amended his Major Disaster …

02/01/2023

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SOLEDAD — Jack Franscioni Elementary School in Soledad will be celebrating Jack Franscioni’s 100th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. The celebration for Franscioni, who donated the land to build the school, will take place in …

01/31/2023

Noelia Martinez of Greenfield was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence. Martinez, a cinema and media arts major, was one of about 1,600 students who were named to the list in spring 2022 for earning a GPA …

01/31/2023

Police Reports are obtained from the local police departments. GREENFIELD Jan. 88:36 a.m. Mental Health Hold on 3rd St.12:32 p.m. Assault on Thorp Av.1:00 p.m. Trespass and felony warrant on 4th St. Jan. 912:30 a.m. Shoplifting on El Camino Real.2:08 …

01/30/2023

KING CITY — Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez, who represents South Monterey County in the Third District, recently took the oath of office for a second four-year term after running for re-election unopposed in November. Lopez, a King City native …

01/30/2023

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is beginning the process of updating a key document with a focus on planning for adequate housing at all income levels in the unincorporated areas of the county. As part of this project, the county …

01/30/2023

CENTER RELOCATES SALINAS — Monterey County is continuing its Local Assistance Center (LAC) support for residents impacted by winter storms. A second LAC opened Jan. 28 at the Monterey County Government Center – Schilling Place, 1441 Schilling Place, in Salinas, …

01/27/2023

SALINAS VALLEY — Featuring nearly two dozen players from South Monterey County, the 37th annual Central Coast High School All-Star Football Game kicks off this Saturday at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas. Local high schools from Monterey, San Benito and Santa …

01/27/2023

As a last look at this year’s storms, I mention that social media users have leveled harsh criticism toward the many people who either blatantly disregarded signs or misjudged flood conditions that required rescue operations; some of these incidents resulted …

01/27/2023

MONTEREY COUNTY — California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently notified the Monterey County Health Department that utilization of Logistics Health Inc. (LHI) Covid-19 testing sites continues to decline in Monterey County, similar to other jurisdictions.  Consequently, CDPH and LHI …

01/27/2023

STAGE AUDITIONS KING CITY — The Western Stage, a professional theater company in Salinas, is holding community auditions for its upcoming season. In South Monterey County, auditions will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, at Hartnell College’s King City Education Center. …

01/26/2023

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Water Resources Agency is urging those who use or have access to Lake Nacimiento to retrieve and remove any private or personal property now floating in the lake. The lake is currently experiencing a large …

01/26/2023

SALINAS VALLEY — So far, this basketball season hasn’t been good for the South Monterey County high school boys, as they have a combined league record of 2-17. Coming into the season, winning a title was going to be challenging, …

01/26/2023

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s help to determine if there are additional victims of a rape suspect. On Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office released a photograph of Soledad resident Uri Deleon Carcamo, 21, who was …

01/26/2023

PARKS REOPEN MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Public Works, Facilities and Parks staff reopened nearly all county parks, including Manzanita Park, Royal Oaks Park, San Lorenzo Park and Toro Park, on Jan. 20 after removing immediate winter storm hazards and …

01/25/2023

KING CITY — Last season the Greenfield High girls’ basketball team was able to sweep their series with South Monterey County rival King City High, and this year the Bruins extended the winning streak by beating the Mustangs in their …

01/25/2023

It sure is cold enough for me. This morning I had to get up early to go to a dentist appointment over in Monterey. When the old alarm clock said, “It’s time to get up,” I just pulled the covers …

01/25/2023

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is seeking additional assistance from the Federal Emergency Disaster Administration (FEMA) to help recover from nearly $80 million in estimated storm damages. Last week the county was added to the federal major disaster declaration for …

01/25/2023

CLEANUP HOTLINE MONTEREY COUNTY — Residents who need assistance with damage from flooding can call the home cleanup hotline at 844-965-1386 to ask for help. The hotline, which will remain open through Friday, Jan. 27, will connect residents with volunteers …

01/24/2023

SAN ARDO — San Ardo residents are still being advised to avoid drinking water from the town’s water system after testing confirmed the presence of E. coli bacteria. According to an update from Monterey County Health Department’s Environmental Health Bureau …