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Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality in Monterey County, California. Situated ten miles from the Salinas River and eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, Salinas had a population of just under 156,000 as of 2013. Boasting a large and vibrant agricultural industry, Salinas is home to one of the greatest American writers of all time, John Steinbeck.

Early History of Salinas

Previously inhabited by members of the Esselen and Ohlone Native American Tribes, Salinas was officially incorporated as a U.S. city in 1850. Serving as the birthplace of Nobel Prize Laureate John Steinbeck, Oldtown Salinas is home to Victorian architecture, the National Steinbeck Center, the Steinbeck House and the John Steinbeck Library.

Salinas Today

In terms of arts and culture, Salinas boasts the ARIEL Theatrical (part of the Karen Wilson’s Children’s Theater) and The Western Stage, located in Hartnell College. Salinas also offers the First Fridays Art Walk, Fox California Theater, Steinbeck Institute for Arts and Culture, the Salinas Sports Complex and Boronda Adobe. Salinas’ sister cities include Cebu City (Philippines), Ichikikushikino (Japan), Jerécuaro (Mexico) and Guanajuato (Mexico). Amtrak offers the Coast Starlight, a route that serves Salinas by way of Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California. Major utility companies in the city of Salinas include Pacific Gas and Electric, Alco Water Service and California Water Service, AT&T and the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency.

Accident Recovery Legal Center Serving Salinas Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Clients

Since 1984, Accident Recovery Legal Center has tirelessly fought for Salinas employees who have suffered injuries at work or as the result of someone else’s negligence. We have made it our life’s work to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated for the pain they have suffered. It’s simply not right that you should be on the hook financially for expensive medical bills, lost wages, diminished income-earning potential, and emotional distress. If you are in the Salinas area and struggling to get justice for your pain, contact us today.