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The tiny town of Spreckels is about four miles south west of Salinas. Spreckels was named in honor of Claus Spreckels who built the tiny town for his employees complete with a school, a grocery store, tiny post office and a fire department. The facility was the largest beet sugar factory in the United States in 1899, built on the banks of the Salinas River. The Spreckels Sugar Company began selling their company houses in 1925. John Steinbeck and his father worked at the sugar factory. John Seinbeck used Spreckels as a setting in some portions of his book Tortilla Flat and is mentioned in his books "East of Eden" and "Sweet Thursday." The movie East of Eden was filmed in Spreckels. Spreckels maintains a wonderful park "Spreckels Memorial Park" on 2nd and 3rd streets.



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CJM Furniture Opens Their First Shop in Monterey County

This coming month, Monterey County proudly welcomes brand new furniture warehouse, CJM Furniture. Set to be the largest furniture outlet within a 500-mile radius, we will be happily servicing homeowners from our area and potentially the rest of California. In fact if you find a better extra firm mattress anywhere else, we'll give ours for free. We're inviting everyone to attend our Grand Opening on August 28, 2017 (see more details below). The said event will be open to the public so why not gather your friends, neighbors, and family members.[..]

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Importance of Gun Safety

Most licensed firearm owners intend to use guns for defense when disaster strikes. However, while it is true that guns can be handy in these harrowing situations, another concern is often overlooked. If you don't have a steady hand or drenching yourself in sweat and panic, there's a good chance your intruder can take possession of your gun. So finding a good quality gun safe at a good price will ensure that you can avoid these issues. It could happen all too swiftly if these criminals have enough experience in their field of expertise.[..]

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Large Fountain Erected to Honor Steadfast Community

A residential community is only as good as the support it gets from its members. Luckily for us here at San Lucas, Monterey County, our residents are always willing to lend a hand when it comes to the welfare and development of the whole community. Through the years, our residents have worked on more community service projects than we can count and this is why we included them in reviewing indoor water fountains that would suit this occasion.[..]

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