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Museum Preserves Legacy Of America's Great Author

AP | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER | Posted 07.25.2012 | San Francisco

SALINAS, Calif. -- They were the stuff of another America: Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath." George and Lenny in "Of Mice and Men." Lee Chong, Doc an...

School Drug Counselor Taped Students Having Sex, Cops Say

Posted 03.22.2012 | Crime

A drug and alcohol counselor at a California high school is accused of secretly filming students having sexual encounters with one another in his offi...

Grandma, What Was Styrofoam? An Environmental Victory in Salinas, California

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Some day, we will live in petroleum-free communities, free of plastic pollution. These are the first steps -- these small revolutions -- that are building towards that vision.

Oh, Boy: Giant Baby Born In California

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Move over, Glen Davis: the Boston Celtics player's nickname, "Big Baby," might well be stolen by a California newborn. Matthew Anthony Maldanado we...

First Worldwide Steinbeck Festival Launches This Week

Lori Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lori Wood

This week in Salinas, City of Letters, and in Paris, Hanoi, Mexico City, Berlin, Amsterdam, Krakow and the Sea of Cortez, the first worldwide Steinbeck Festival is under way.


Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steve Parker

America's only US-born Formula One World Champion of Driving, Phil Hill, died August 28th in a Salinas, CA, hospital as a result of respiratory proble...