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02/15/2024
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Long-term financial stability seemed to be the theme of this year’s State of the City Address. Officials reviewed the city’s progress while presenting their latest efforts and challenges.

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02/14/2024
Image for display with article titled King City Utility Gas Tech Honored for Handling of Carbon Monoxide Situation

Greenfield Fire Department has recognized a local utility gas technician for proper intervention in a carbon monoxide situation in Greenfield.

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01/31/2024
Image for display with article titled After a one year search Marina appoints Randy Hopkins as new police chief.

On Tuesday, Jan. 30 the City of Marina announced Randy Hopkins as its new police chief.

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01/24/2024
Image for display with article titled King City in Bloom Begins New Year of Sprucing Up City

The volunteer group conducted its annual pruning at the windmill—located at the entrance to San Lorenzo County Park on Broadway Street—and at the King City Recreation Center.

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01/19/2024
Image for display with article titled City of King, Waste Management Propose Special Process for Delinquent Accounts

Waste Management has experienced a large number of unpaid accounts for its services in King City, according to City Manager Steve Adams.

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01/10/2024
Image for display with article titled State and Cities Fight to Save Units After Developer Defaults

The state of California and five cities are working to save hundreds of Homekey apartments from foreclosure, due to a developer alleged to have taken on improper third-party loans on seven properties.

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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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10/18/2023
Image for display with article titled King City Names Liberto as Community Development Director

Doreen Liberto has been appointed as King City’s full-time community development director effective Jan. 2, 2024—a change from contracting for part-time services.

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09/06/2023
Image for display with article titled King City Launches Weekly Community Walk on Wednesdays

In conjunction with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, the city is launching a new weekly walk/bike/run event that will continue through October.

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08/23/2023
Image for display with article titled Zavala Hoins King City PD as Newest Officer

King City Police Department recently welcomed Javier Zavala to the force. A Greenfield native and Navy veteran, he was sworn in Aug. 8.

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07/19/2023
Image for display with article titled Sun Street Completes New Youth Center for South Monterey County

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.

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06/19/2023
Image for display with article titled King City Doctor Competing for Fitness Magazine Cover

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.

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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 King City Begins Work on Downtown Streetscape Project

The City Council awarded a bid to Monterey Peninsula Engineering for implementing King City’s Downtown Streetscape Project, which started construction on June 12.

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06/14/2023
Image for display with article titled Scheid Family Wines Announces King City, Greenfield Winners of 2023 Scholarships

Scheid Family Wines has announced the student winners of the 2023 Scheid Writing Contest. The total distribution for 2023, the 35th year of the program, is $17,900.

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06/13/2023
Image for display with article titled 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 Office, with Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez, King City Mayor Mike LeBarre, [...]

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05/18/2023
Image for display with article titled King City Welcomes New Police Leadership Team

Former police chiefs of King City’s past gathered with new Chief of Police James Hunt during his swearing-in ceremony May 9.

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05/17/2023
Image for display with article titled 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 the pool floor and walls, resulting in cracks in the surface. This condition requires resurfacing [...]

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04/18/2023
Image for display with article titled James Hunt Appointed as King City Police Chief

James Hunt has been appointed as King City’s new police chief, announced City Manager Steve Adams. Hunt has been serving in an interim role since December.

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04/10/2023
Image for display with article titled King City Plans for 15 EV Charging Stations

With California scheduled to require all cars to be zero emission by 2035, King City is planning ahead to help accommodate the shift.

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04/06/2023
Image for display with article titled King City mayor earns praise from Alliance for Aviation

KING CITY — Alliance for Aviation Across America has commended King City Mayor Mike LeBarre for proclaiming March as “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In California, general aviation airports support an annual economic impact of more than $32.7 billion, along with 148,000 jobs and a total payroll of $11.3 billion. “Mayor LeBarre’s proclamation helps highlight the [...]

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04/05/2023
Image for display with article titled Avalos Swears In as New King City Councilmember

Oscar Avalos was sworn in as the newest member of the King City Council on March 28. Avalos is filling the District 1 seat vacated by Darlene Acosta, who resigned shortly before her death Feb. 14.

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03/07/2023
Image for display with article titled City of King Temporarily Leases Site for Italian Food Truck

King City officials and the Chamber of Commerce have encouraged the owners of Luigi’s and Pastability’s to open an Italian restaurant.

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03/03/2023
Image for display with article titled King City Mourns Councilmember, Candidates Sought for Vacancy

Former councilmember Darlene Acosta unexpectedly died the same day her resignation from the city council of King City was effective,

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02/20/2023
Image for display with article titled Former Police Chief Returns to King City

Former King City Police Chief Robert “Bob” Masterson is returning to the city, but this time as interim police captain.

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02/15/2023
Image for display with article titled King City Councilmember Acosta Dies

Darlene Acosta, who submitted a letter of resignation from the City Council due to illness, passed away Feb. 14.

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02/15/2023
Image for display with article titled King City’s annual State of the City Address reports progress

KING CITY — City of King officials provided an update on King City’s progress over the past year and presented plans for future developments during the annual State of the City Address. Co-sponsored by the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the Rotary Club of King City, the Feb. 1 luncheon at the [...]

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02/08/2023
Image for display with article titled King City Councilmember Acosta Announces Resignation

Councilmember Darlene Acosta will vacate her District 1 council seat effective Feb. 14 due to health reasons. “I have considered it an extreme privilege to serve,” Acosta said.

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02/01/2023
Image for display with article titled Late Postmaster Honored in King City

The King City Post Office will be renamed in honor of late postmaster and veteran Rudolph “Rudy” Banuelos.

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01/09/2023
Image for display with article titled Central Coast Military and Cities Form New Partnership

King City Mayor Mike LeBarre, Fort Hunter Liggett Garrison Commander Col. Lisa Lamb and Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership.

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