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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.

Oct 24, 2020

As we get closer to election day, our series with Voices of Monterey Bay carries on. This time on the hot seat is Ernesto Gonzalez, candidate for Salinas mayor. After being involved in local politics for years, Mr. Gonzalez throws his hat in the ring to be the next mayor of Salinas. Why did he do it, and what are...


Oct 17, 2020

Oz and Claudia Melendez Salinas are back with another episode of the hot seat brought to you with our friends from Voices of Monterey Bay. A lot of candidates have mentioned homelessness as a major issue in Salinas and Wes White has been in the middle of that fight for years. Now he is looking to be the next mayor of...


Oct 16, 2020

Next up on our candidate interview series brought to you with our friends at Voices of Monterey Bay is Mars Rocamora Jr, candidate for City Council in the 6th district. What would make a small business owner involved in community organizations for years decide to run for city office? Listen to find that answer plus...


Oct 14, 2020

Our candidate series brought to you with Voices of Monterey Bay carries on with Orlando Osornio running for Salinas city council in the 4th district. Can a small business owner take on the task of being a councilmember while still giving 100%? Listen to this episode and find out.


Oct 11, 2020

The next installment of our candidate series brought to you in conjunction with our friends at Voices of Monterey Bay features Vanessa Robinson, candidate for Salinas City Council in the 6th district. A lifelong Salinas resident with deep roots in the city decided it was time for her to run and represent her...