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A podcast talking about Salinas. The social issues, the community events, the great restaurants and bars and anything about life in the Salad Bowl.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 32 Ratings

A podcast talking about Salinas. The social issues, the community events, the great restaurants and bars and anything about life in the Salad Bowl.

    First Gen Brewing

    First Gen Brewing

    After his first sip, Fabian Torres fell in love with craft beer. That love of drinking it soon became a hobby of brewing at home. The step after the hobby was starting his own brewery, which he did when he founded First Gen Brewing. He recently came back home to Salinas after spending some time in Kalamazoo, Michigan, gaining more knowledge about the brewing industry. We sat down at a table at one of his pop-up events featuring his beer and food from Chef Alex. I talk with Fabian, his brother, and a couple of the attendees of this fun event on a sunny afternoon in Salinas.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Sergio Alejo

    Sergio Alejo

    Recently, the Salinas community lost a big pillar with the passing of Sergio Alejo, the owner of Stonies Taphouse. We were fortunate enough not only to know him personally, but back in 2020, we were able to get him into the studio so he could tell his story in his own words. 
    This episode originally came out on January 10, 2020.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    SUP Independent

    SUP Independent

    Local journalism has been struggling for years now, and we have not escaped that issue here in Salinas. We certainly do not consider ourselves journalists, but we think it is important to talk about other issues happening in town that sometimes don't get the time they deserve.
    With that, we are introducing "SUP Independent" a once-a-month episode where we talk about the nuts and bolts of the city. From new businesses to sidewalk and road repair, this is all that stuff we don't talk about but is so important to the function of our city.
    In this episode, we discuss potential new restaurants opening in town and the revitalization of the old El Rey Theatre in OIdtown.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Little Shop of Horrors @ Enchantrix Theatre

    Little Shop of Horrors @ Enchantrix Theatre

    Colin St. John is an old friend of the podcast and a veteran of the local theatre scene. He will be directing Enchantrix Theatre's rendition of the classic Little Shop of Horrors for the next four weekends. They are transforming a circus tent-esque space in Moss Landing into their version of Skid Row, including the famous hungry plant. This is a great chance to see an American classic. If you have never had the experience or if you have seen it before come watch it again so close to the ocean that you can hear the whales arguing outside.

    • 52 min
    Ruby Esperanza

    Ruby Esperanza

    Ruby Esperanza started Sol Y Plumas after a career in social work as a way for people to get more out of their lives. Throughout her life, she has found herself in situations where she was able to help others. Sometimes, it was financial help, sometimes it was family help, and even other times, she was there to offer some spiritual help to those who needed it. She is a highly motivated individual who makes the most out of the 24 hours in a day. This conversation will have you wanting to go out for a hike or maybe start that business you have been thinking about.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Salinas Valley Young Professionals

    Salinas Valley Young Professionals

    Jose Luis Barajas and Ruby Salazar are the President and Vice-President of the Salinas Valley Young Professionals, a group that empowers local young professionals by connecting them and educating them on what it takes to grow as a leader. They put on networking events all over the Salinas Valley to bring together people with similar ideas to help bring them to reality. If you are a young professional looking for like-minded people to hang out with and brainstorm, check out their next event!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

pnk822 ,

native from the 831

i strted to listen to this podcast and its real stuff!

Joe1314132 ,

My favorite podcast

Please more history! Love the laid back format & informative content.

Rafeeke ,


Me and my wife just moved to Soledad. I searched history of Salinas Valley and when the picture came up with Mr. huevos de lettuce, I was like “that one! I’m a fan.” The 200 years of history show was awesome! Can you let me know on the next episode what episodes on the back log are the most iconic. I don’t quite wanna relentlessly sift through your thicc back log but I wanna become a fan! Thanks!

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