Salinas

Erika Mahoney

November 9 Update: Salinas city leaders approved and adopted the Unmanned Aerial Systems Policy on November 7, 2017.  

Krista Almanzan

A transformation is coming to Salinas’ Chinatown.  A new affordable housing development will soon break ground. 

Erika Mahoney

President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, inspired protests throughout the Monterey Bay Area Tuesday.  It also raised fears among some local DACA recipients who crossed the border illegally as children.

Erika Mahoney

A Salinas DREAMer no longer faces deportation. A judge threw out the case in late May, three months after the DREAMer with DACA status landed in jail.

courtesy: Mark Cisneros

With gangs, poverty and overcrowding, Salinas’ Alisal neighborhood can be a tough place to grow up.  For some kids, their refuge is sports. 

Lisa Morehouse / KQED

If you’ve read your John Steinbeck and listened to your Merle Haggard, or if you grew up in a farmworker family, you know that farm laborers in California have struggled to find decent housing for decades.

Krista Almanzan

The Forbes AgTech Summit is underway in Oldtown Salinas.  The annual event brings together tech entrepreneurs, farmers and investors from around the world.  It started Wednesday with tours of local processing plants, field demonstrations of cutting edge technologies and opening remarks from Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.

Casey Nichols

As hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters waited in line for hours outside the gym at Hartnell Community College, a few dozen protesters lined the sidewalk.  They held signs that read things like “Hillary for Prison” and “Vieja Mentirosa” (Old Liar).

Krista Almanzan

In the age of the internet, libraries are in a constant state of reinvention: looking for ways to stay relevant and connect with their communities.   In Salinas the public library is trying a new twist on the old bookmobile. 

Jackie Mow

California is home to more than two-million undocumented immigrants, some of them children. The life of one of those kids is featured in a new  documentary called East of Salinas, airing locally Monday on PBS.  Salinas teacher Oscar Ramos also plays a key role in the documentary. 

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