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...primarily from the central coast and north coast regions. The cabernet comes mostly from the warm, southern end of the Salinas Valley, which runs north to Monterrey. GOES WITH: Great for red meat on the grill, from steaks to ribs, standing rib...
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...a deadly weapon and auto theft, police said. Authorities said he stole the truck hours after being released from Salinas Valley State Prison. On the Net:
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...access for customers in wheelchairs. Patterson timed the closing to coincide with the regular biweekly meeting of the Salinas Valley Hot Rodders, a car club that has been gathering at Roy's for the past 18 years. The parking lot wasn't large...
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...of its durability and ability to withstand long-distance shipping. Most head lettuce is grown in California's Salinas Valley and in Yuma, Ariz. A hardy lettuce, iceberg suffers a bum rap when it comes to nutritional value. The fact is...
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Chili Palmer makes a 'Cool' comeback in new novel

...recovering from gunshot wounds, when he meets fellow patient Rita Lombardi, a strawberry picker in California's Salinas Valley. Tanner tries to contact Rita after their release and learns that she has been murdered. As he searches for the...
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Sequana Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands and Dutton Ranch, California), 2009

...compete with the best from anywhere in the world.The vineyards for the Santa Lucia Highlands overlook Monterey's Salinas Valley. The grapes benefit from a long growing season, allowing the fruit to develop complex flavors as it fully ripens...
E. coli outbreak only the latest to be traced to produce from California

...been a problem in California's Salinas Valley. The area on California's central...traced to produce grown in the Salinas Valley. The outbreaks involved food safety analyst said the Salinas Valley was developing a reputation for...
Oprah resurrects book club with Steinbeck classic "East of Eden"

...generations of two families, from the Civil War to World War I. Steinbeck called it "a sort of autobiography of the Salinas Valley" in California. When the book was published, it was a best seller. The revived book club is good news for the...
East of Eden

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girlfriend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old sheriff Sam Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. When Adam invests in a chancy and wholly unsuccessful method of shipping his crops east, his wealth plummets. In an effort to save the business, Cal obtains money from his estranged mother (the proprietor of a whorehouse) and invests it in a risky new bean crop. The gamble pays off (thanks in no small part to the war), but Adam refuses to take the money from Cal, and the resultant quarrel causes Adam to have a stroke. Released the same year as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden provided Dean with his first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Dick Davalos, Jo Van Fleet Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review