Children’s author visits Scheid Vineyards

Monterey County Free Libraries and Scheid Vineyards recently welcomed Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, who wrote a book about the Disney feature film “Coco.”

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South County joins nationwide immigration reform protests

More than 50 demonstrators, including many children, stood together last Saturday afternoon at King City’s welcome sign in protest against current harsh immigration policies at the nation’s southern border.

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Greenfield Community Science Workshop awarded 2018 Non-Profit of the Year

Greenfield Community Science Workshop, which offers free hands-on science activities for South County youth and families, has been recognized by Assemblymember Anna Caballero as the 2018 Non-Profit of the Year for the 30th Assembly District.

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Barbecue, holiday tea fundraisers benefit SCAR, Historical Society

South County Animal Rescue (SCAR) conducted back-to-back fundraisers Dec. 2 to conclude its 2017 fundraising efforts.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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Students create device to view solar eclipse

Fairview Middle School eighth-graders created pinhole cameras in science class to view the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

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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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Salvation Army gives out 476 backpacks to local students

Soledad Salvation Army is in the process of distributing a total of 476 backpacks to students in fourth through 12th grade.

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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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Marching band

Gonzales High School Marching Band walks down Main Street during the Colmo Del Rodeo Parade in Salinas on July 15.

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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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