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Former Soledad resident takes office as state representative in Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND — Former Soledad resident David Morales began his duties as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives last week after being voted in during the November 2020 general election.  FULL STORY:

Soledad ranks among safest cities

The City of Soledad was once again listed among the top 50 safest cities in California, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s recently released “The Safest Cities in California 2019” report.

Little Free Pantry sites in Soledad provide free masks to residents

SOLEDAD — Free masks were available to Soledad residents through the city’s Little Free Pantry locations at Our Lady of Solitude, El Buen Samaritano and Liberty Chapel churches, beginning Aug. 14. FULL STORY:

Rose Escobar crowned 2019 Miss Salinas Valley Fair

Four young women vied for the crown last Saturday in the 2019 Miss Salinas Valley Fair contest, and when the final judge’s sheet was tallied, Rose Escobar of Spreckles came out on top to represent the organization.


Square dancers from all over gathered at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds last weekend to kick off the 39th Annual Winter Festival.

Elementary principal gets dunked by readers

San Vicente Elementary School Principal Jaime Calderon made a deal with his students at the beginning of the year: If they stayed above 85 percent in Accelerated Reading as a school, he would get dunked in a Dunk Tank.

Remembering 9/11: Fort Hunter Liggett, South County cities reflect on tragedy 18 years later

Fort Hunter Liggett and South County cities hosted 9/11 ceremonies commemorating the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

Soledad students start school year with fresh kicks

Hundreds of Soledad students started the 2019-20 school year this week with a brand new pair of shoes, thanks to a grant from My New Red Shoes.

110th California Rodeo Salinas postponed to October

SALINAS — The California Rodeo executive board has voted to postpone the 110th California Rodeo Salinas, which will now take place Oct. 8 to 11, preceded by the Professional Bull Riding event on Oct. 7. The shift in timing came after a recommendation from the...

Former King City resident shares journey to sobriety

The road to sobriety is not easy, but Steve “Moe” Modena shows that it can be done. Modena, a former King City resident, came to Sun Street Centers in Salinas to “sober up” in 1999.