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Salinas Underground

We tell the story of the city we grew up with by interviewing the people that make it what it is: the business people, the musicians, the scholars, anyone that adds to the culture of Salinas.

Jan 17, 2020

Starting your own business is tough. Taking over an established business with a loyal clientele might be tougher. That is the challenge that three guys from Salinas took when they bought XL Publichouse earlier this year. We sit down with two of them to discuss their history and how they ended up owning Salinas'...


Jan 10, 2020

One day you are traveling around the country putting on events and the next day you learn that you are in a fight for your life. At 30-years-old this was the reality that Sergio Alejo was facing but he didn’t give up. Now 7 years later he opened up his second brick-and-mortar location in Salinas. Stonies Taphouse and...


Dec 31, 2019

Housing is one of the most significant issues faced by a lot of Salinas residents. Viviendas Para Todos is a group of people from different walks of life with one common goal, fair and affordable housing for all citizens of Salinas. They came together after meeting each other at various community events, and now they...


Dec 27, 2019

There are around 160,000 people in Salinas, each with their own unique story to tell. We probably won't get to all of them, but in this episode, we talk to Silvia Trejo, who has a fantastic story to tell. From arriving in the US in style in a Grand Am to eating well to live a healthier life, our conversation was a great...


Dec 3, 2019

Flying through the air and getting slammed on canvas is not something that seems like a good time to us but our guest lives for it. Grace Jackson is a member of Big Time Wrestling a company that puts on wrestling shows all over the Bay Area including Salinas. She talks about her experiences in the independent...