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Hartnell College Announces Salinas Valley Promise

July 28, 2018

Dear Media Partners, We are excited to share this news with the community. Thank you for your support! Hartnell College Announces Salinas Valley Promise SALINAS, Calif. –  Hartnell College is thrilled to announce its Salinas Valley Promise program, an initiative that guarantees one year of free tuition for all first-time, full-time students attending Hartnell for the 2018-19 academic year. Hartnell is committed to providing the opportunity for all local students to attend college and/or receive workforce training, regardless of family income. The initiative is designed to encourage more local students to enroll as full-time students, thereby…

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City of Soledad Named One of the Top 100 Safest Cities in California by the National Council for Home Safety and Security

March 21, 2018

Ranked #27, Soledad is the safest city in Monterey County Soledad, Calif., (March 21, 2018) – The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently released The Safest Cities in California 2018 report that highlights the top 100 safest cities in California. In the ranking, only two Monterey County cities made the top 100, the City of Soledad which ranked #27, and the City of Pacific Grove which ranked #96. “This ranking is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our Soledad Police Department,” said Michael McHatten, City Manager, City of Soledad. “As the safest city in…

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City of Soledad Holds Third Annual Reuse, Recycle, and Clean Up Day

October 11, 2017

Event focused on supporting the concept of reuse and recycle Soledad, Calif., (October 11, 2017) – Late last month, the City of Soledad held its third annual Reuse, Recycle, and Clean Up Day at Soledad High School. Always a community favorite, this year’s event was no exception as lines quickly formed with community members seeking to recycle items at the event. The annual event started with the concept of wanting to give residents the opportunity to keep their homes clutter free while also addressing the City’s ongoing issue of illegal dumping. “Soledad has always been a forward thinking community…

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City of Soledad Officially Stands in Support of Dreamers and DACA Program

October 11, 2017

Mayor signs proclamation and sent it to the President of the United States Soledad, Calif., (October 11, 2017) – The City of Soledad has officially signed a proclamation in support of Dreamers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that is commonly known as DACA. In doing so, the City of Soledad becomes the first city in Monterey County to officially state its support; the County of Monterey has also passed a similar resolution. “ We will not allow the current political environment to divide our community,” said Fred Ledesma, Mayor, City of Soledad. “With this resolution, we are…

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After 17 Years of Service, City of Soledad Replaces Fire Truck with Custom Fire Truck to Serve Residents

October 10, 2017

Truck designed to specifically service the City, and the Mission Soledad Rural Fire Protection District Soledad, Calif., (October 10, 2017) – After 17 years of service to the Soledad community, the time arrived for the City to replace their trusted fire engine with a new, state-of-the-art model. Made possible by The Assistance of Firefighters Grant Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and the City of Soledad, at a cost of $532,000, the City was able to purchase a custom fire engine made specifically to serve the City of Soledad and the Mission Soledad Rural Fire Protection…

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