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A visit with ghosts of Best Of past.

Erik Cushman here, checking in while basking in a gentle glow. It’s Best Of Monterey County® week here at Fremont & Williams in Seaside. If you haven’t yet read the paper: run, don't walk, to your neighborhood distribution location and…


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Proposed farmworker housing project in Pajaro is denied by Planning Commission.

A proposed farmworker housing project in the Pajaro community was voted down by the County Planning Commission on Sept. 28 in a decisive 7-1 vote (commissioners Rich Coffelt and Paul Getzelman were absent; commissioner Nathalia Carrillo voted against denying the…


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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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Community Human Services turns to fundraising for new Monterey homeless shelter.

With over 200 people on the waitlist for Casa de Noche Buena, a homeless shelter for women and families in Seaside operated by Community Human Services and Gathering for Women, a new $6.2 million, 35-bed shelter planned for Monterey can’t…


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Police arrest King City murder suspect

KING CITY — A fugitive wanted for a triple murder last December in King City has been arrested, according to the King City Police Department. Elizar Ayron Arellano, a 20-year-old resident of King City, was previously identified as a suspect …


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The Buzz 09.29.22

FREE SPEECHThe flaws of school testing data have been long and widely covered. But at least we normally have testing data to look at. This year, the California Department of Education said it would delay the release of test scores,…


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New businesses and apartments in formerly decrepit buildings are bringing life to Oldtown Salinas.

A watershed moment is happening in Salinas’ downtown. With the remodeling of two iconic buildings underway, a transformation that was already in progress is coming to fruition. The Dick Bruhn building, vacant since a 2016 fire, will be 19 apartments…


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CSUMB proposes a public/private partnership to build a 72-acre, mixed-use housing project.

At the corner of 2nd Avenue and Eighth Street in Marina sits a 55-acre asphalt wasteland, a vestige left over from Fort Ord days, now an unused part of the CSU Monterey Bay campus.


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The cross-country course at Palo Corona has the Regional Park District in the hot seat.

The controversy over the cross-country track at Palo Corona Regional Park does not appear to be going away anytime soon.


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Elections in Marina will shake up the City Council, with two new members guaranteed.

Elections this year will be different than last time voters went to the polls. For jurisdictions like the city of Marina that use districts, the 2020 Census means new district lines, drawn with the intent to keep communities of interest…


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Safe Ag Safe Schools continues to push for pesticide application notifications.

Sara Rubin here, thinking about how far we’ve fallen, how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go as stewards of our Earth. This arc is on my mind because 60 years ago yesterday, Rachel Carson published…


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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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King City’s Aera Soccer Park field closes for restoration

KING CITY — King City’s Aera Soccer Park field will be closed for all play through January 2023 to restore the turf. The soccer field was recently renovated in 2020 with a grant from Aera Energy, but regular use has …


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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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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 Bay F.C. falls in Las Vegas; home finale moved to Sunday with playoff hopes still alive.

Monterey Bay F.C. took a stumble in their run for playoff contention on Tuesday night in Las Vegas, falling 4-0. With their win, Lights FC vaults into 8th position and joins the Union (9th) and Oakland (10th) with 40 points,…


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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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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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