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Salinas

(səlē`nəs), city (1990 pop. 108,777), seat of Monterey co., W Calif.; inc. 1874. It is the shipping and processing center of a fertile valley famous for its grain and lettuce. Fruits, vegetables, cattle, and nursery and dairy products are also produced. Spices, candy, wines, jams, jellies, and soft drinks are made, and fruits and vegetables are canned. Wire and paper products, fertiizers, power transformers, industrial trucks, and printed circuit boards are manufactured in Salinas. The population of the city grew tremendously in late 20th cent. as the area became an outlying suburb of Silicon ValleySilicon Valley,
an industrial region, approximately 20 mi (32 km) long, in the Santa Clara Valley between Palo Alto and San Jose, mainly in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, W central Calif., where many computer manufacturing and design companies are located.
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. The Alisal area (formerly called East Salinas), which was annexed by Salinas in 1964, was settled (1933) principally by migratory farm workers. The city is the scene of an annual rodeo. John SteinbeckSteinbeck, John,
1902–68, American writer, b. Salinas, Calif., studied at Stanford. He is probably best remembered for his strong sociological novel The Grapes of Wrath, considered one of the great American novels of the 20th cent.
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 was born and buried in Salinas. His home and the Steinbeck Center are tourist attractions.

Salinas,

river, c.150 mi (240 km) long, rising in the Santa Lucia Mts., S Calif., and flowing (partly underground) past King City, Paso Robles, and Salinas, NW to Monterey Bay. The irrigated valley is highly productive and is one of the chief lettuce-producing regions in the United States.
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Earlier, however, authorities said that a composite team of police and military arrested Salinas on Thursday at Bernard Subdivision, City Hall Drive, Brgy.
Yet despite finding acceptance from the boxing community, Salinas has discovered that there was a price to be paid for her happiness.
Brigget Spicer, a local artist and volunteer coordinator for Salinas Valley Comic Con, stresses the need for programs like SVCC in the Salinas area.
US-based investment bank Brown Gibbons Lang and Co advised Salinas Valley Memorial in the transaction.
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Salinas was later arrested on an unrelated traffic warrant, at which time police decided there was enough evidence to charge him with the murders.
The new BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Salinas offers seating for around 265 guests, and a family-friendly dining environment.
Segun Salinas, el director de la revista Letras Libres, Enrique Krauze, encabeza "la lista de intelectuales organicos afines a los gobiernos neoliberales que han presidido el pais durante los ultimos sexenios".
Identifying the absence of cultural arts in the Houston community, Liz Salinas, MECA Program Director, and Alice Valdez, Founder and Executive Director, saw a future full of opportunity.
Salinas, 35, had been reassigned to the Inland Empire as a general assignment reporter covering Riverside and San Bernardino, after a two- month unpaid suspension following disclosure of the affair by the Daily News.
Adriana Lagarde is the former wife of the late Enrique Salinas de Gortari, who was killed under mysterious circumstances in late 2004 (see SourceMex, 2005-01-26).
Salinas says, above all, a superintendent's obligation is to the children, not to the teachers.