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The state and cities fight to save units meant for those without homes after a developer defaults.

The State of California and five cities – including Salinas and King City – are working to save hundreds of Homekey apartments from foreclosure, due to a developer who the state says improperly took out third-party loans on seven properties.…

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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. The main factor was price.

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King City names Liberto as full-time community development director

KING CITY — Doreen Liberto has been appointed as King City’s full-time community development director effective Jan. 2, 2024. The City of King has been contracting for part-time community development director services for the past 20 years, but the King …

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King City launches weekly community walk on Wednesdays

KING CITY — In conjunction with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, the City of King is launching a new weekly walk/bike/run event, which kicks off Wednesday evening and continues through October. The Blue Zones Project is a community well-being initiative …

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Zavala joins King City PD as newest officer

KING CITY — King City Police Department recently welcomed the city’s newest officer, Javier Zavala, to the force. Officer Zavala, a Greenfield native and Navy veteran, was sworn in Aug. 8. Zavala graduated from Monterey Peninsula College Law Enforcement Academy …

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Sun Street completes new youth center for South Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — Sun Street Centers recently celebrated the completion of its Darlene Acosta Youth Center in King City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house. The June 28 celebration marked the final construction phase of Sun Street’s King …

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King City doctor competing for fitness magazine cover

KING CITY — Muscle & Fitness HERS Magazine is holding a competition that invites female fitness lovers to vie for a chance to become the magazine’s 2023 Ms. Health and Fitness. The winner will be featured on the cover and …

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It’s budget season, and the numbers in Monterey County’s 12 cities tell a story.

Sara Rubin here, thinking about the many city services I use every day, sometimes without thinking about them—storm drains and asphalt maintenance are not always so obvious to me. Then, of course, there are things that are more explicitly transactional—checking…

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King City begins work on Downtown Streetscape Project

KING CITY — King City Council recently awarded the bid for implementing the Downtown Streetscape Project to Monterey Peninsula Engineering (MPE), which started construction on June 12. The project will expand the corner bulbouts, redesign the medians and add decorative …

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Scheid Family Wines announces King City, Greenfield winners of 2023 scholarship program

KING CITY — Scheid Family Wines has announced the student winners of the 2023 Scheid Writing Contest. Now celebrating its 35th year of the program in Salinas Valley, Scheid Family Wines has donated a total of $415,000 in scholarship awards …

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Local leaders dedicate King City Post Office in honor of former postmaster

KING CITY — State and local leaders came together last month to dedicate the King City Post Office in honor of former postmaster and veteran Rudolph “Rudy” Banuelos. A dedication ceremony was held May 26 outside the King City Post …

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King City welcomes new police leadership team

KING CITY — Police chiefs of King City’s past, Keith Boyd and Robert Masterson, gathered with the town’s newest Chief of Police James Hunt during his swearing-in ceremony May 9 inside the Council Chambers. Hunt took over the position from …

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Renovation to temporarily close King City Pools

KING CITY — The dive pool at the King City Pool Facility will be undergoing a major renovation that will impact the 2023 King City Pools summer season. Over the past several years, the dive pool has experienced de-lamination of …

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James Hunt appointed as King City police chief

KING CITY — James Hunt has been appointed as King City’s new police chief, announced City Manager Steve Adams on Tuesday. Hunt has been serving in the City’s interim chief role since late last December, filling in after the departure …

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King City plans for 15 EV charging stations

KING CITY — With California scheduled to require all cars to be zero emission by 2035, King City is planning ahead to help accommodate the shift in vehicle technology that will take place over the next decade. The City of …

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