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Wonders of the Central Coast The National Steinbeck Center

Wonders of the Central Coast: The National Steinbeck Center

It's hard to think about Salinas without the legacy of John Steinbeck coming to mind.

Marina achieves new fire service rating

Insurance premiums may go down for Marina homeowners and businesses

One Central Coast city fire department has made big improvements over the past 18 years and it's benefiting you.

Some Salinas teachers say they don't have the textbooks they need

Salinas City Elementary School District schools still without textbooks

The fact that no one disputes is that some teachers and students at Salinas City Elementary School District Schools are still without textbooks.

Minor league baseball team owners make relocation pitch

Minor league ownership group delivers pitch to Salinas City Council

The idea that Salinas could be getting a minor league baseball team for the first time in more than 20 years, took a more realistic turn Tuesday.


California adopts olive oil labeling standards

The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their products.


Study finds US children eat too much salt

More than 90 percent of school-aged children nationwide eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease in adulthood, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

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Dear Jon: Strawberries smaller this year?

The Central Coast produces 88 percent of the Strawberries in the United States and the Salinas/Watsonville region is roughly 50 percent of the California production. Miguel was concerned and asked me, “Dear Jon, why have the strawberries been small and not ripe lately?"


Seafood Watch releases upgraded recommendations

Seafood Watch, a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium that ranks the sustainability of various types of seafood, has revised its selections for the West Coast.

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