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November 29, 2022

Cooling Centers offer relief from weekend heat

A three-day heat wave took over much of California just in time for Labor Day weekend, and the National Weather Service announced an excessive heat advisory warning for Monterey County and the San Francisco Bay Area. To combat the heat and protect residents, South County cities set up cooling centers and stations.

Federal disaster loans available to California small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 26 California counties and a neighboring Nevada county are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Library event features Disney author

“Coco in the Vines,” the third annual South County event for the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries, is set to take place Saturday, July 7, at Scheid Vineyards and will feature the award-winning author Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford.

New priest in town

The Rev. Filemon Diaz concelebrated with the Rev. Carl Hansen last Sunday at the morning Eucharist of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in King City.

Salinas Valley Memorial unveils Miracle Mobile

Children in the tri-county area traveling to chemotherapy appointments in the Bay Area have something better than Uber — their parents can call the Miracle Mobile. It’s a brightly colored car carrying the sickest of children to places of hope and healing.

Vista Verde students recognized during Steinbeck Day of Writing

Vista Verde Middle School students Elena Garcia, Ana Valencia, Arianna Luna and Irene Argueta were finalists for the Steinbeck Young Authors Day of Writing on March 6 and received awards for their writing on April 29.

Aramburo named Oak Avenue principal

Oak Avenue School will have a new principal for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year when Sonia Aramburo, current principal of Mary Chapa Academy, takes over the position.

Soledad woman celebrates 100th birthday with family

Soledad resident Delores Morales-Vasquez celebrated her 100th birthday May 29 with her family at Our Lady of Solitude Church in Soledad.

Voices of a new generation

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6747 in King City recently awarded scholarships to six students from South County who participated in the local organization’s Patriot’s Pen Program and Voice of Democracy youth contests.

Free event offers playful literacy experiences for families

Read to Me Project has announced an admission-free festival for families called “Salinas Valley Grows Readers,” which will be held Sunday, April 30, from 12 to 3 p.m. at The First Tee of Monterey County, 1551 Beacon Hill Drive, in Salinas.