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02/07/2024
Image for display with article titled South County Cities Seek Private Donors for Two Community Centers

A community center can bring people of different ages together and give them a sense of belonging. It’s also a venue for people to learn new skills.

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01/25/2024
Image for display with article titled Soledad Hires Community and Economic Development Staffers

The city of Soledad has hired three employees for its Community and Economic Development Department, including Kao Nou Yang as the new community and economic development director, taking over for Bryan Swanson.

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12/14/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Launches ‘Shop Local, Support Community’ Campaign

The campaign, which highlights the benefits of shopping locally on the community, economy and environment, started off with the installation of 72 banners along Front Street.

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12/11/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Council Votes to Put District Map Referendum on March Ballot

After they were locked in a 2-2 split on Dec. 6, the Soledad City Council reconvened Dec. 8 to revisit the politically divisive question of how to draw a district map for the city.

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12/04/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad PD Awarded $55K Grant to Deter Unsafe Behaviors

The Soledad Police Department will increase patrols and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roads.

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11/30/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad’s First Step-Up Mentoring Class Graduates

Partners For Peace recently celebrated the graduation of 27 Soledad seventh and eighth graders for its inaugural Step-Up Mentoring class at the Soledad Community Center.

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11/29/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Voters Will Decide on Future of District Elections, Elect Councilmember

During a special meeting on Nov. 13, the Soledad City Council voted to fill the seat vacated by Alejandro Chavez via the March 5 election, the same time voters will decide on Soledad’s district maps.

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11/13/2023
Image for display with article titled Chavez Resigns From Soledad City Council Due to Move

Councilmember Alejandro Chavez has resigned effective Oct. 31 after 13 years of service. The Soledad City Council will discuss filling his seat on Nov. 15.

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11/08/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Organizers Gather Signatures Seeking to Overturn District Lines

With big smiles and cheers, about 20 people showed up at Soledad City Hall on Monday, Oct. 30 to deliver a petition with 1,405 signatures.

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11/01/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Residents Gathered 1,398 Signatures to Prompt a Referendum. Is That Enough?

With big smiles, members of the Soledad Committee for Voting Rights walked into City Hall to deliver the 1,398 signatures—two signatures shy of their 1,400 goal.

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11/01/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Power Couple Resigns From Public Offices on Council, Hartnell Board

Alejandro Chavez, a Soledad City Council member, and Erica Padilla-Chavez, Hartnell College’s trustee for Area 6, have resigned from their elected positions to move out of the county.

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10/25/2023
Image for display with article titled High Prices Push South County Cities to Reject Trash Service Proposals

Earlier this month, the cities of Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City rejected three proposals they received for waste hauling services.

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10/25/2023
Image for display with article titled Salinas Valley Cities Urge More Flexible Ag Mitigation Terms

As Salinas Valley cities like Soledad and Gonzales look to expand their footprints by annexing surrounding farmland and converting it into housing and other uses, there’s an ongoing debate.

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10/20/2023
Image for display with article titled The Lights Are on at a Park in Soledad

At Blas Santana Park, new lights were on over the sports field for the first time last week—wonderful news for kids and teens who play soccer regularly at this park.

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10/18/2023
Image for display with article titled State Sen. Caballero Secures $1.4M for Greenfield, Soledad

Sen. Anna Caballero stopped by Greenfield and Soledad to present checks for $1 million and $400,000, respectively, to Greenfield for radio transmission and reception upgrades and to the Soledad-Mission Recreation District.

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09/07/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad City Council Moves Forward With Five-District Map, Prompting Community Outcry

Among local cities that have recently transitioned to district elections, Soledad will be the only one with a rotating mayor.

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08/24/2023
Image for display with article titled Orchard Lane Park Welcomes All

At the grand opening of Soledad’s newest public amenity, the 3.5-acre park was filled with excited children, happy parents and city officials.

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08/09/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad City Council Factions Clash Over District Election Maps

Soledad is the latest local city to transition away from at-large elections. The concept is that underrepresented voters have more influence in a small district.

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08/02/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad is getting ready to open the first inclusive park in South County.

After a year of construction, a new park with a goal of serving children of all abilities is getting ready to open in Soledad. That year followed four years of members of the community actively participating in meetings, surveys and…

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06/18/2023
Image for display with article titled It’s Budget Season, and the Numbers in Monterey County’s 12 Cities Tell a Story

City expenditures are split among essential needs and quality-of-life benefits in a budgeting process. And with the fiscal year beginning July 1, government entities, including Monterey County’s 12 cities, are in various stages of tweaking and finalizing their annual budgets.

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06/15/2023
Image for display with article titled Cause of Wildfire Near Soledad Still Under Investigation

The cause of a wildfire near Astoria Shooting Range in Soledad is still under investigation, according to Cal Fire officials. The wildfire started June 4 near the gun range on San Vicente Road and burned about 72 acres.

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05/18/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Community to Decide Funding for Safe Routes to School Projects

Transportation Agency for Monterey County announced that Soledad residents and workers will have the opportunity to vote on which projects to fund.

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05/03/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Seeks to Transform Front Street, Attract New Businesses

The city of Soledad is undergoing a transformation. One change is a 647-acre annexation that could mean over 2,300 new homes to the north of the city’s current footprint.

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05/02/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad City Council signs pledge to be tobacco and vape free

SOLEDAD — Soledad City Council members signed a pledge to be tobacco and vape free, an initiative through the Sun Street Centers STEPS (Safe Teens Empowerment Project) and Blue Zones Project Monterey County programs, during their regular meeting April 5. STEPS is a drug and alcohol prevention peer-to-peer mentoring after-school program for local high school [...]

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04/28/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad Welcomes New City Manager

The Soledad City Council voted to approve Megan Hunter as the new city manager. She was selected after an extensive recruitment process, which included community and employee feedback.

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02/22/2023
Image for display with article titled Soledad’s Recycled Water Project Receives $17M Grant

the city has received nearly $17 million in grant funding to build a pipe system that will deliver recycled water from the treatment plant to parks and school fields.

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12/02/2022
Image for display with article titled State funding to help boost Soledad police patrols

SOLEDAD — Soledad Police Department has been awarded a $50,000 grant to increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roads. “This grant funding allows us to support our ongoing traffic safety efforts in the community,” said Soledad Police Sgt. Jesus [...]

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11/11/2022
Image for display with article titled Soledad Mayor Anna Velazquez wins a second term; Fernando Cabrera leads for council over two incumbents.

Political newcomer Fernando Cabrera is leading in a three-way race for two open seats on Soledad City Council, while Mayor Anna Velazquez has a strong lead over challenger Maria Corralejo.

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10/26/2022
Image for display with article titled South Monterey County Gets Record $2.5M State Broadband Investment

Digital equity and infrastructure in Monterey County got a boost with the announcement of $2.5 million in broadband technical assistance grants to local municipalities to help close the digital divide.

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