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Local Couple Turns Grief Into Helping Others

After their 12-year-old son was swept away by a sneaker wave, Sharmistha Chakraborty and Tarun Pruthi have used their grief to power change. New life rescuing stations are now installed at three local beaches.

(Jan. 4, 2022) → Read the full KQED Public report
Holiday Beautification Project Complete

A group of residents took on several beautification projects late last month to get King City ready for the holidays.

(Dec. 2, 2021) → Read the full King City Rustler report

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Republican Women donate ‘Comfort Critters’ to help children during emergencies
KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated recently donated stuffed animals to Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. SMCRWF President Jeane Errea-Mills delivered the “Comfort Critters” last month to Sheriff’s Deputies Jason Sclimenti and Cameron Von Dollen. The stuffed animals, …

Hernandez named King City’s 2021 Rotarian of the Year
KING CITY — King City Rotary recently announced that Abe Hernandez has been named 2021 Rotarian of the Year. Hernandez has been a Rotarian since 2002, serving as past president, assistant governor, Paul Harris Fellow and chair of the Barbecue …

South Monterey County nonprofits awarded more than $25K in grants
KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) has awarded $25,300 in grants this year to more than a dozen nonprofit organizations providing services in King City and surrounding communities. Guided by an advisory board of local residents, SMCF raises …

Senior socials thrive in South Monterey County
SALINAS VALLEY — Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley’s new monthly social hours for active seniors in South Monterey County have garnered much success since their September launch. The pilot program, called SOCOS Social (SOuth COunty Seniors Social), offers …

Salinas Downtown Streets Team recruiting new community advisory members
SALINAS — Salinas Downtown Streets Team (DST) is recruiting new members for its Community Advisory Council. The DST Community Advisory Council is a group of active and involved Salinas community members who bring their professional skills and talents to engage …

Image caption: Stacy Caldwell, right, says the annual Give Back Tahoe campaign has become a “collective giving engine.”
Give Back Tahoe’s Biggest Season
A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.

Donations sought for annual coat drive in Greenfield
GREENFIELD — An annual coat drive in Greenfield is once again seeking donations to benefit homeless individuals and others in need of warm clothing this winter. Greenfield resident Avelina Torres is spearheading the coat drive for the fifth year in …

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

Central Coast VNA receives $50K grant for local support group
SALINAS VALLEY — Central Coast VNA and Hospice has received a $50,000 grant from Hospice Giving Foundation to help support its Grief and Loss Program in Gonzales for South Monterey County residents. Called New Beginnings, the free monthly support group …

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