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New Slide near Esalen Main Gate
These photos were sent to me by Dave Nelson. He didn’t indicate if it was north or south of the main gate, but looks like just south. Hailey Knight, whose photos are also below, confirms, just sou...
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The fourth-largest city in Monterey County and the setting for the novel Of Mice and Men, Soledad followed the same trajectory as many locales in Steinbeck Country. First came the missionaries, then the ranchers, the wheat farmers, and the dairy workers. In 1921, when the City of Soledad incorporated, the latest thing was row crops—until the 1940s, when the California Department of Corrections built the Soledad Training Facility. That sector of the economy expanded in 1996 with the creation of the Salinas Valley State Prison. But with the presence of such companies as Dole Fresh Vegetables and Taylor Farms, agriculture is still going strong.
The five-member Soledad City Council is made up of four councilmembers and a mayor, all of whom are elected at large. Meetings take place the first Wednesday of the month and are open to the public.
SOLEDAD — City of Soledad has received nearly $17 million in grant funding to build a pipe system that will deliver recycled water from the treatment plant to parks and school fields. Soledad’s Recycled Water Conveyance Project will replace 180 …
SOLEDAD — Soledad Police Department has been awarded a $50,000 grant to increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on roads. “This grant funding allows us …
From Salinas Valley Tribune...
After 3 Months of Construction, Soledad Gets Its First Roundabout
The new roundabout at the intersection of East Street and Metz Road in Soledad was greeted with a ribbon cutting on July 6, marking the first such roundabout in South Monterey County.
Soledad Opens Discussion on District-Based City Council Elections
Soledad currently uses an at-large voting system in which local voters can support any city council candidate. At its June 16 meeting, the Soledad City Council discussed the prospect of switching to district-based elections.
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