After banning and burning his books, Salinas officially made peace with John Steinbeck in 1998 with the opening of the National Steinbeck Center. FULL STORY
Salinas Valley is a vegetarian s dream: Crisp lettuces. Sweet strawberries. Prickly artichokes. Deep-green broccoli. Crunchy celery. And onions and mushrooms and cauliflower and raspberries and peas and cabbage and asparagus and on and on. Washed down with a nice chardonnay or pinot noir. FULL STORY
I can t name names of the many locally owned restaurants with great food in the downtown area they might get too crowded with tourists from the Peninsula. Trish Triumpho Sullivan, founded Artistas Unidos-Artists United, bringing cultures together through the arts.
A break from the mall. A leisurely stroll through Salinas Historic Oldtown is a nostalgic trip through small-town America: beautiful architecture, friendly folks and fun shops. I love the smell of beans roasting at the Cherry Bean Coffeehouse on Monday mornings. Trish Triumpho Sullivan, founded Artistas Unidos-Artists United, bringing cultures together through the arts.
Playing nine holes at the Twin Creeks Golf Course, looking for the mother kit fox and her babies near the eighth hole, and sitting on the sunny patio afterward, sipping a glass of white wine, watching the sunset. Anna Caballero, Former Salinas Mayor
Going to a movie at the new Maya Cinemas downtown, and afterward going to Hullaballoo s at 9:30pm for a dessert treat, chocolate of course, that will knock your socks off. Anna Caballero, Former Salinas Mayor
Attending any of the cultural events that abound in our city, the Obon Festival at the Buddhist Temple, the dances at the Filipino Hall, the dinners at the Chinese Confucius temple, the famous takeout at the Jewish temple, the Sons of Italy dinners at the parish hall. The mixture of culture, people and food gives Salinas a rich heritage that we share together. Anna Caballero, Former Salinas Mayor
Taking the Art Walk in Oldtown the first Friday of the month, starting at the Sasoontsi Gallery and then dropping in for dinner at one of the 30 restaurants, where you are sure to run into good friends. Anna Caballero, Former Salinas Mayor