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Salad, Gangs, and Language Barriers Posted On: 3/28/2006 9:58:08 PM
Salinas is a growing city of almost 200,000 people. Most of these people are immigrants of Mexican descent. Because of the influx of immigrants from down south, you must be able to speak Spanish in order to live here. Most jobs in this area prefer you to speak a second language.
There is also a gang problem that is prevalent in this area. The two rival gangs are the Surenos and the Nortenos. It's very sad that one cannot wear blue or red without having to look over one's shoulder for fear of a drive-by shooting.
Salinas used to be nice. The weather is awesome. The location is prime. It's only 2 hours away from San Francisco. And about 6 hours from Los Angeles. The
coast is only minutes away.
It's a place to live if you have money and can afford to live in the more upscale neighborhoods...but even those are getting bad these days.