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Knights of Columbus holding community event

SALINAS, Calif. -- Knights of Columbus is holding a community event in October.

There will be bounce houses, snacks for children, donuts/coffee/hot chocolate, and more.

Here are the details:

Knights of Columbus - 10 Mile Family Bide Ride.  Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Where:  920 Old Stage Rd., Salinas, CA  93908
Free Registration:  7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
BBQ Chicken Lunch starts 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  Lunch Price:  $10 for Adults and $5 for Children under 12.  An event t-shirt will be provided with each paid lunch.

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Country music show coming to Monterey County

The first of its kind country music show will be coming to Greenfield on September 27, 2014. 

Performers include:  Chris Cagle, Bucky Covington, Maggie Rose, and Chris Janson. 

Promoters say they are focused on the music and the  fans.  Ranch 1917 is billed as a fun, family friendly, and safe event. 

To buy tickets and for more information go to:  http://www.ranch1917.com

People behind the concert said "We have a beautiful location in the hills and the inspiration was about music, nature, and fans.  We started the actual work on this about a year ago and the goal was to share our passion of music with the community.  All involved, have full time careers outside of this."

Be Ready for a Natural Disaster

Be ready for the next earthquake, fire, flood, or other emergency

Free fair on September 20 will help you prepare


MONTEREY, Calif. — After events like the weekend earthquake in Napa, many of us think about whether we would be prepared if disaster strikes. Unfortunately, many of us don’t get past the thinking stage.      


What’s the best place to keep an emergency kit? How much water should you have on hand? If you have to go to a shelter, what will you do with your pets? Get guidance and tools to help you answer those questions and others at the Emergency Preparedness Fair, Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Del Monte Center in Monterey.


Transportation money for Monterey and other cities

Monterey County was awarded over $13 million for four transportation projects by the California Transportation Commission.

Three of the projects secured grant funding from the highly competitive Active Transportation Program, which supports bicycle, pedestrian, and Safe Routes to Schools projects such as $913,000 for the Castroville Bicycle and Pedestrian Path and Railroad Crossing project.

This project through Monterey County will allow area residents to safely cross the Union Pacific tracks between Castroville and North Monterey County High School.

The City of Monterey was granted $6.5 million for the North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvements project.

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Artichoke to be celebrated at the Monterey County fair

Artichoke to be celebrated at the Monterey County fair

The official veggie of Monterey County and the state of California, the Artichoke, will be celebrated at the 78th Annual Monterey County Fair from August 27 to September 1. 

Ocean Mist Farms will be serving fried artichokes and artichoke sourdough bisque at the fair,  as well as entering Ocean Mist’s product line of fresh vegetables, including artichokes, for judging against other locally grown produce.

A peek at the 69th season of the Monterey Symphony

A peek at the 69th season of the Monterey Symphony

From classical favorites, to excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, and Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, audiences around Monterey County will have the chance to witness live performances of the 69th season of the Monterey Symphony this fall. There will be internationally acclaimed guest artists. A news release this week said, "a brilliant range of classical performances will emerge across the canvas of the stages at Sherwood Hall in Salinas and Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea." Single tickets are now on sale. The Monterey Symphony's 69th season opens in October.



Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca voted #1 best track

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca voted #1 best track

MONTEREY, Calif. - A website that tracks trendy cars and expensive gadgets named Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the best "must-drive" destination.

The online site Supercompressor rated America's 17 best race tracks, giving Monterey's hidden jewel the top spot.

The website, which launched in 2013, said there aren't many tracks in the world with a turn as iconic as The Corkscrew.

"Flat out up a hill over a long straight, followed by braking hard for a slow left hander as you're basically falling off a cliff? Yeah, it's been the scene of some great racing over the years," online writer Aaron Miller described it.

Supercompressor said America is fortunate to have dozens of beautiful road courses, but some tower above others as "must-drive" destinations.

It tells people to take a day and go drive one if possible.