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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.

Sep 21, 2020

Our candidate interview series done in partnership with Voices of Monterey Bay continues with Carla Gonzalez, who is running for city council in the 1st district. What pushes a lifelong resident into politics, and what do they expect to get done? All that and more as the latest candidate sits in our hot seat!


Sep 11, 2020

In the first installment of our series of candidate interviews done with the help of our friends at Voices of Monterey Bay, we talk to Anthony Rocha, candidate for City Council in the 6th district of Salinas. He may be young, but he already has a lot of political experience and feels ready to take the next step....


Aug 29, 2020

Alisal. Riker. Sherwood. If you grew up in Salinas, you are probably familiar with these names, but have you ever wondered the story behind them? We go back over 200 years of Salinas history to uncover some of the stories that have been forgotten over the years but tell the tale of our beloved little city. From Mexico...


Aug 24, 2020

Over the last year, the network that produces the podcast has come out with several new shows, and this week we talk to the hosts of one of the latest shows on the Salad Bytes Media Network. Sal and Cruz host the Nakama Podcast, which will be a weekly review of the anime world, and we are excited to have them on the...


Aug 4, 2020

Politics are often a polarizing subject, but the recent loss of longtime Salinas Mayor Joe Gunther broke that divide and brought the community together for a moment. We talk about the mayor and the future of our beloved city in the only way we know with whiskey, coffee, and some laughs.