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Address:   212 S Vanderhurst Ave, King City, CA 93930


The southernmost municipality in Monterey County, King City lies along a picturesque stretch of the Salinas River. The area’s first European visitors were with Don Gaspar de Portolá's Spanish expedition, who camped just down the river in 1769 (according to The Salinas, Upside-down River, a 1945 book by Anne B. Fisher). By 1886, the Southern Pacific Railroad had arrived, transporting the wheat grown by town founder Charles King to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Like other spots in the Salinas Valley, King City doubled in size from 1990 to 2010; its current population is estimated as 14,077 by the U.S. Decennial Census. A full-service city, it provides police, fire, community development, recreation, public works and wastewater services to residents.

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King City switched from at-large elections to district races in November 2016. The five-member council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

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King City Police awarded $50K grant to increase safety on roads

KING CITY — King City 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 …

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South Monterey County gets record $2.5M state broadband investment

MONTEREY COUNTY — Digital equity and infrastructure in Monterey County are receiving a record investment of state broadband funding, with the announcement of $2.5 million in broadband technical assistance grants to local municipalities to support efforts to close the digital …

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King City Police Receive Traffic Safety Grants

King City Police have received more than $100,000 to improve traffic enforcement and safety throughout the city. The funds come from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

(Oct. 27, 2021) → Read the full King City Rustler report
King City Cans Reverse Parking on Broadway

King City councilmembers voted unanimously to ditch a test of reverse diagonal parking along Broadway after 81 percent of those who commented “strongly disagreed that they would be able to adjust” to the new spaces.

(July 16, 2021) → Read the full King City Rustler report
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