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Salinas Organization Helps One Woman at a Time


HOW, which stands for "Helping One Woman," is now a national organization dedicated to providing support to help women navigate their journey of devastating difficulty, illness, or loss.

Produce Truck Gives Free Food to Students


CSUMB students are now able to get a bag of free produce from the Food Bank of Monterey County on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

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Salinas Valley State Prison donates to Sun Street Centers in King City

KING CITY — Sun Street Centers received a donation of $3,662 from the Salinas Valley State Prison in support of its King City outpatient program at 641 Broadway St. The March 7 announcement was made alongside SVSP officials and Sun …

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Southern Monterey County Foundation awards $24K to local nonprofits

SALINAS VALLEY — Southern Monterey County Foundation (SMCF) has awarded nearly $24,000 in grants this year to more than a dozen nonprofit organizations providing services in King City and surrounding areas. Guided by an advisory board of local community members, …

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King City Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner features emotional night of honors

KING CITY — Laughs were heard and tears were shed during the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday. The March 4 celebration recognized the 2022 winners of the organization’s annual business and community awards …

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A local shelter’s very presence makes it one-of-a-kind

Kyarra Harris here, reminding you that tomorrow, Feb. 28, is the second-anniversary celebration of Casa de Noche Buena serving unsheltered women and families. To celebrate, there will be a virtual tour of the facility and a personal story from a…

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Community Foundation for Monterey County awards $216K in storm relief fund grants

MONTEREY COUNTY — Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) created the Monterey County Storm Relief Fund on Jan. 10 to assist communities impacted by the 2023 winter storms. The fund is a trusted repository for donations and 100% of gifts …

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Local Sea Cadets volunteer with Food Bank for Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — Chesty Puller Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a nonprofit organization chartered by the Federal Government in 1962 that aims to instill principles of leadership within youth ages 10 to 18, recently volunteered with the …

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Soledad High students help clean up local park

SOLEDAD — Soledad High School students participated in a tobacco litter cleanup last month at Vosti Park in Soledad as part of the STEPS (Safe Teens Empowerment Project) Program through Sun Street Centers. For two hours, more than 20 students …

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Operation Gobble helps feed hundreds of families in Salinas Valley

SALINAS VALLEY — California Water Service (Cal Water) is helping to brighten the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday for hundreds of Salinas Valley families. Through a program called Operation Gobble, Cal Water donated a total of $8,500 in gift certificates for the …

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Taking Back Information Control From Billionaires

Billionaires now own Twitter, Facebook and numerous other online and offline media outlets. But there are other information sources not run by the super-rich. We've found a few and listed them here.

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Gonzales Youth Council members selected for 2022-23 school year

GONZALES — Fresh on the heels of the City of Gonzales receiving the esteemed 2022 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for the Gonzales Youth Council’s Mental Health Service Action Project, the city announced the appointment of the 2022-23 Gonzales Youth …

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