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Softball | King City hosts Soquel in first round of playoffs

KING CITY — It was just last week that the King City Mustangs softball team was playing Gilroy for a spot in the Central Coast Section playoffs. Fast forward to Thursday, and the Lady Mustangs are now the fourth seed …


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Funny Papers Again Column | Crime and Punishment

For this week’s column I had a nice little piece forming about how to get on national television and make a fool of one’s self; based on personal experience, of course. But a situation arose right in front of my …


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‘Party’ honors longtime Salinas Valley grower

SALINAS VALLEY — Hartnell College Foundation will honor longtime Salinas Valley grower John Romans with its 2022 Leadership Award at the Party Near the Library this Saturday, May 21. Romans, a member of the foundation’s board of directors, was a …


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Dolan Fire arsonist sentenced to 24 years in prison

BIG SUR — A Monterey County judge has sentenced 31-year-old Ivan Gomez to 24 years in state prison for starting the Dolan Fire near Big Sur in 2020, which seriously injured a firefighter and destroyed multiple residences. Gomez, who had …


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Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 19, 2022

HOUSING WORKSHOP SOLEDAD — Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Housing Initiative and the City of Soledad will be cohosting a Salinas Valley Housing Element Workshop on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Soledad Community Center, 560 Walker …


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Meals on Wheels kicks off annual ‘Wine Lovers’ drawing

SALINAS VALLEY — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley has kicked off the Annual “Wine Lovers” Drawing 2022, with proceeds benefiting its meal delivery program for homebound seniors in the area. “It is crucial that we continue our fundraising …


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Softball | King City Mustangs become co-champs of Cypress Division

KING CITY — After dropping their last game to Pacific Grove, the King City softball team couldn’t capture the Cypress Division outright; however, with a win over Rancho San Juan, the Lady Mustangs became this season’s co-champs. After starting 6-0 …


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Worthy to Print Column | A Mother’s Love

This is a story I wrote 20 two years ago. I wrote it to honor my mother on Mother’s Day. She didn’t know I would do this and probably would have asked me not to write it, but it was …


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Tour explores King City’s past, present and future

KING CITY — San Antonio Valley Historical Association hosted a historic walking tour of King City last month with a theme of “History, Food and Fun in Downtown King City.”  More than two-dozen guests attended the April 23 walk, which …


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Salinas Valley News Briefs | May 17, 2022

TOP STAFF SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Office of Education has recognized two school staff members from Salinas Valley as recipients of this year’s Classified School Employees of the Year award. Alicia Felix of South Monterey County Joint Union School …


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Window on the World Column | You Are Not a Tree…

I saw this line on social media and I loved it so much. Too many people in the free world complain about where they live, banter on about what they don’t care for in that place — the politics, the …


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Monterey County, Bay Area health officers urge caution as Covid cases rise

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County’s health officer is joining 10 others from the Bay Area in stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, such as masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. The …