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City to upgrade aging fire engine fleet

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
SOLEDAD, The City of Soledad's fire protection will soon be getting a much-needed boost.
With the help of a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Association, the city will purchase a new Fire Engine to replace a 17-year-old Engine.
At this time the Soledad Fire Department has two aging Type 1 Fire Engines that belong to the city.
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Council hears benefits of ROI with the Monterey Bay Community Project

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
SOLEDAD, Late last year at its monthly meeting, the Soledad City Council heard a presentation from Martin Carver of ZeroCity LLC about the Monterey Bay Community Project (MBCP).
The city signed a Resolution of Intent with MBCP in October.
MBCP was formed in 2013 to establish a community choice aggregation program through which to purchase, supply, and aggregate the
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City pushes for removal of freight cars - Covered in graffiti, cars a haven for suspicious activity

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
SOLEDAD, For months the City of Soledad has been the parking zone and home to several of Union Pacific Railroad's Freight cars.
It is common practice for train companies to park excess cars on ‘sidings,' which are rails set next to the main rail line.
Years ago, the sidings in the City of Soledad were used by a
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Weekend storms help local lakes

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
SOUTH COUNTY, Storms over the weekend have helped to green up the hills in South County and throughout Monterey County.
The local lakes have needed help for the last couple of years, with low capacities, and San Antonio was even closed down because of low conditions.
Locals who were let down by the lack of local rain during
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Highway 101 work stalled due to weather

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017

GREENFIELD/SOLEDAD/GONZALES-Highway 101 work continues, and is experiencing temporary weather delays.
According to CalTrans, there are a few concrete slabs that do not meet specifications and will be removed and then replaced.
"Some of the activities that the contractor is doing are dependent on the temperature such as painting the stripe," Public Affairs representative Autumn Woolworth said. "The temperature has
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Scouting out a happy Christmas

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017
GONZALES, Christmas is a time for giving, and Boy Scout Troop 370 proved that to be true.
Working with the Salvation Army, the boys began fundraising to buy gifts for area youth who were at risk of having nothing on Christmas morning.
Gonzales' Troop 370 is made up of boys from Gonzales and Soledad who wanted a way to
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A brighter future at Soledad High School

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017

Barely two weeks into Soledad Unified School District's first solar project at Soledad High School, work is well under way and progress can be seen from Gabilan Street. The backbones of two car shades are up, and the third is being built.
Next, workers will put the roof on the shades and attach the solar panels, then begin
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RV owners have chance to speak tonight - Public hearing being held to discuss additions to parking ordinance

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017

SOLEDAD, The Soledad City Council tonight will discuss rules for how and where residents park their recreational vehicles.
Parking the oversized vehicles is problematic everywhere, but the convenience of traveling with everything one needs, and not having to spend money on lodging, has prompted many people to buy them.
But what to do with them at home?
Some
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Local college student killed in botched robbery

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017
Less then three hours into the new year, the City of Salinas experienced its first murder and a local family lost its son.
According to the Salinas Police Department, Christian Rosales, 21, was killed in Salinas during a botched robbery attempt. 
Rosales and his friends had been celebrating when the assailant asked for change for a twenty-dollar-bill. When Rosales
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Scouting out a happy Christmas

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017

GONZALES, Christmas is a time for giving, and Boy Scout Troop 370 proved that to be true.
Working with the Salvation Army, the boys began fundraising to buy gifts for area youth who were at risk of having nothing on Christmas morning.
Gonzales' Troop 370 is made up of boys from Gonzales and Soledad who wanted a way
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New Laws in 2017

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017

CALIFORNIA, It is now four days into the new year, and with a new year means new laws have gone into effect, from a ban on handheld devices while driving, to minimum wage increase and child seat belt safety updates.
Beginning on Jan. 1, the minimum wage increase to $15 by 2023 made progress when the minimum
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DirecTV and KSBW cannot receive agreement for services

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017

MONTEREY COUNTY-Customers of DirecTV received a shock this week as the local NBC channel KSBW could not reach a new agreement with DirectTV and as a result are no longer carrying the network.
The network went off the air for DirecTV customers on Dec. 31. The agreement includes KSBW Channel 8 and Central Coast ABC on DirecTV channel 9.
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