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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.

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.
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The fun started late last month when, with the end in sight to a 16-month probe conducted by Mexico's National Banking & Securities Commission (CNBV) into Salinas' handling of a 2003 debt deal, the net accused Mexico's finance secretary Francisco Gil Diaz of attempted program censorship.
En el caso de Diego de Salinas, su afan por obtener un cargo publico se unia a su condicion de letrado, como doctor en Leyes graduado en la Universidad de San Marcos.
Most of the letters reveal the distinction long made by Salinas between "real world" and "poetic world." They are addressed to a beloved distant in space and time.
The link between the episodic, muddy surges that Johnson's team observed and the flooding in the Salinas River will help scientists determine when they're most likely to see such underflows, he notes.
For those who are unfamiliar with it, the Salinas Valley is, in the words of native son John Steinbeck, "a long narrow swale between ranges of mountains, and the Salinas River winds and twists up the center until it falls at last into Monterey Bay."
Segun los rumores, el magnate de Telmex, Carlos Slim, y los hermanos Salinas se confabularon para enriquecerse a costa de la privatizacion de Telmex, acusacion que nunca se ha sustanciado.
According to lore, Telmex tycoon Carlos Slim and the Salinas brothers schemed to profit from the company's privatization--a charge that has never been substantiated.
While Salinas Pliego is battling the market, Televisa's Azcarraga Jean is facing inherited debt.
Poco despues nacio la primera tienda de la futura cadena Salinas y Rocha.
When then-President Salinas was riding high as a reformer and NAFTA architect, however, there was little talk of the bad smell that NAFTA and privatization cheerleaders now say followed him even then.
Salinas' first poems were published in the literary magazine Prometeo.