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Salinas, CA

City of Salinas, California, USA

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Salinas, California, Websites

City of Salinas, California
Official municipal site includes information about city services, departments.

Salinas Californian - - Salinas, CA
Local news.

City of Salinas, California
Community guide.

The Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
Includes a membership directory, listing of events and information about tourism.

Salinas Police Department Web Site
Features community programs and services, crime statistics, employment.

Salinas Jaycees - Salinas, CA
Highlights its history, projects, events, a calendar, membership details.

Salinas, California, Information

Salinas and the Salinas Valley offer a unique combination of climate, natural resources and people. The City of Salinas was born after Mexico seceded from Spain in 1822 and began granting rancho lands. Named for a nearby salt marsh, Salinas became the seat of Monterey County in 1872 and incorporated in 1874.

Today the Salinas Valley is known as "The Salad Bowl of the World" for the production of lettuce, broccoli, mushrooms and strawberries, along with numerous other crops. The climate is also ideal for the floral industry and grape vineyards planted by world-famous vintners.

Visitors can explore the nearby Monterey Peninsula: the historic missions of San Jan Bautista, Soledad, Carmel and San Antonio de Padus, the world class wineries of South Monterey County and the beauty of nearby beaches and Pinnacles National Monument.

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