Siembra Latinos Fund launches, announces first grants

The Siembra Latinos Fund (SLF) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County recently gathered more than 100 supporters and leaders at the Taylor Farms Building in Salinas to launch the new Latino-focused philanthropic initiative.

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Food drive brings in 16K pounds to county food bank

It was a record year for local oil company Aera Energy’s annual food drive last week, with the equivalent of 16,101 pounds of food donated to the Food Bank for Monterey County.

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Salvation Army provides gifts for those in need

The Salvation Army in Soledad collected toys and food to distribute to families throughout South County over the past few weeks.

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‘Nutcracker’ brings holiday tradition to town

More than 1,200 people attended the 58th annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet,” which was jointly produced by the Monterey County Dance Foundation and Monterey County Dance Theatre.

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Community invited to first K-9 unit fundraiser Saturday

Soledad Police Department’s K-9s Huro and Leco will be doing a meet and greet with the community on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bill Ramus Park during their first K-9 Unit Fundraiser.

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Sheriff discusses undocumented immigrant felons

Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal has a message for undocumented immigrants saying to not get arrested and their citizen status will probably be "safe,” and that if they are arrested his hands are tied.

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Prescribed burn planned for Gabilan Range near Soledad tomorrow

Cal Fire plans to conduct a prescribed burn on private property in the Gabilan Range near Soledad in Monterey County on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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Soledad Pool hosts three nights of terror

Scary clowns, witches, aliens, dolls and more took over the Soledad-Mission Recreation District last weekend for “Nightmare on Walker Drive Fright Walk,” bringing an additional scare to South County residents.

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Mee Memorial Hospital recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mee Memorial Hospital will be offering mammograms for women over 40 at a rate of $99.

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A decade of services

Monterey County Behavioral Health Clinic in King City celebrated its 10th anniversary Sept. 13 at its location at 200 Broadway St., Suite 88.

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Soledad announces top staff

Two San Vicente certificated employees were chosen as September Employees of the Month and were recognized by Soledad Unified School District Board Members on Sept. 13 at the board meeting.

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Soledad marches in Labor Day parade

Members of the Soledad High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) march in the Labor Day Parade last Saturday in Marina.

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Residents reminded to keep pets safe during heat advisory

An excessive heat advisory has been issued for the Central Coast and is expected to be in effect through Monday, with temperatures in parts of Monterey County possibly hitting triple digits this weekend.

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Rotary welcomes new members

Soledad Rotary Club welcomed Soledad Unified School District Superintendent Tim Vanoli and Rabobank’s Ida Chan as the club’s newest members on Aug. 24 at the Windmill Restaurant.

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4 Cities 4 Peace host Block Party

Four Cities For Peace Block Party brought the community together Aug. 26 to play games and hear stories about South County residents’ road to recovery.

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Residents encouraged to sign up for free clean drinking water

State Water Board bilingual staff, along with Monterey County Public Health, will have a booth to sign up any qualified residents this Sunday for free bottled drinking water if they have domestic wells with high nitrate levels.

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Arco and AMPM now open

The Arco and AMPM on H. De La Rosa Sr. Street is now open and providing gas and snacks to travelers and locals.

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Cork and Plough welcomes authors for Books and Brews

The Cork and Plough hosted the Second Annual Books and Brews on Aug. 12, during which residents met two Monterey County authors, Anne Ylvisaker and Carol Diggory Shields, who read passages from their writings.

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Hitting the waves

South County girls between the ages of 5 and 17 recently took part in surf camp with the Wahine Project at Casa Verde Beach in Monterey.

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Salinas Valley Half Marathon returns this year

It’s been two years since the running of the Salinas Valley Half Marathon, a scenic 13.1-mile run through the vineyards and rich agricultural lands of “Steinbeck country.” The event returns Aug. 5.

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Fire breaks out at CTF

A fire broke out over the weekend near Soledad Correction Training Facility due to high voltage wires in the southeast corner of the facility.

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South County cities win Clean Air awards

The Cities of Gonzales, Greenfield, King City and Soledad received awards from the Monterey Bay Area Resources District for being Clean Air Leaders on June 22 at the Monterey Tides Hotel.

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Celebrating summer with Zumba at Eden Valley

The occasional three-digit weather over the past few weeks didn’t stop faithful Zumba enthusiasts from getting their fitness on outdoors during last Saturday’s community event, “Summer Fun Zumba 2017,” at Eden Valley Care Center.

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Faulty power lines cause brush fire near Bradley

At about 9 a.m. on June 28, CAL FIRE received reports of a vegetation fire near the community of Bradley in southern Monterey County.

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Get on the Bus

Cheers, claps and welcomes greeted buses as Get on the Bus participants drove into the parking lot of Greenfield’s Holy Trinity Church last Saturday, June 10.

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