1. The Alisal, a working-class community annexed to the city of Salinas, CA in 1963, often seems a world apart, with socioeconomic difficulties all its own - substandard housing, persistent poverty, and unsafe streets. Migrant farm workers, the engine of farming in the area, make up much of the population of east Salinas. They face unique challenges raising their families, yet are aided by an energetic coalition of civic organizations, non-profits, educators and volunteers determined that no one should go without food in the midst of California’s agricultural wealth. * * * This multimedia presentation is a Gannett Award of Excellence for photojournalism finalist.

    Photographed and recorded on location by Jay Dunn.

    Full- quality interactive version at http://bit.ly/107YsoM

    Copyright The Salinas Californian/Gannett 2013. All rights reserved.
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  2. Volunteers from the community drive a First Methodist Church program in Salinas, California, which provides meals, counseling resources and occasional shelter to many who have nowhere else to go. Basic rules, a generous spirit and a firm hand keep the program alive with minimal outside funding, creating real alternatives for a visible population in need. * * * This multimedia presentation was a top three winner in the National Press Photographers Association's monthly competition.

    Photographed and recorded on location by Jay Dunn. 

    Full- quality interactive version at http://bit.ly/WpsONH

    Copyright The Salinas Californian/Gannett 2012. All rights reserved.
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  3. Sweeps by Salinas city workers, county health officials and police of the Soledad Street area in Chinatown help with security but disorient those with few alternatives. Although ample warning is usually given by authorities, the homeless often temporarily scatter across the city, then return to the familiar. Residents of Tents by the Gardens, a well-organized homeless community with both sanitation and security, were evicted from the lot they occupied. Despite appeals by advocates and a high-profile City Hall protest, solutions are sparse on the ground. With no sanctioned place to live close to the social services that provide support, many of these people have nowhere to go.

    * * * This multimedia presentation is a Blue Ribbon Finalist in the California Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest.

    Photographed and recorded on location by Jay Dunn.
    Full- quality interactive version at http://bit.ly/12Dzvn2

    Copyright The Salinas Californian/Gannett 2013. All rights reserved.
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  4. In their daily lives, members of the Yaocuauhtli "Eagle Warrior" family practice the respect their Aztec ancestors taught was central to a harmonious existence. Seen through the lens of ritual and dance over the course of a year, this is an intimate look at the role ancient traditions play in informing our cultural identity as Americans. In English with Spanish subtitles. * * * This multimedia presentation won a First Place Gannett Award of Excellence for photojournalism, Second Place overall in 2013's "Best of Gannett," and a Blue Ribbon Finalist award in the California Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest.

    Photographed and recorded on location by Jay Dunn.


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  5. Based in the rough-and-tumble Hebbron neighborhood of this working-class California city of 150,000, Salinas police officers Jeffrey Lofton and Richard Lopez head up the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace. CASP is an ambitious program that aims to steer youth away from gang violence and toward solutions offered by more than 30 local organizations offering alternatives. The team’s approach encourages dialogue, cooperation and communication. * * * This multimedia presentation was a top three winner in the National Press Photographers Association's monthly competition.

    Photographed and recorded on location by Jay Dunn. 

    Full- quality interactive version at http://bit.ly/Ss7JCo

    Copyright The Salinas Californian / Gannett 2012. All rights reserved.
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Photography-based multimedia projects with full, rich audio, illustrating the wide range of human interest, with an emphasis on cultural identity, dignity, community and social justice. A section of TheCalifornian.com created by Jay Dunn. The Salinas…


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Photography-based multimedia projects with full, rich audio, illustrating the wide range of human interest, with an emphasis on cultural identity, dignity, community and social justice. A section of TheCalifornian.com created by Jay Dunn. The Salinas Californian, now part of the USA Today Network, has served the Salinas Valley since 1871.

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