"These future soccer fields will keep our youth busy after school, ensure they are exercising, facilitate mentorship through their coaches and bring families out to support their children. With the
gun violence that continues taking the lives of our local youth and with these new soccer fields, we can soon proclaim that nothing stops a bullet like a game of soccer."
County board of supervisors chairman Luis Alejo
after it gave the non-profit Salinas Regional Sports Authority approval to begin fundraising for a $6 million soccer complex. Salinas has had the
highest homicide rate in California. (The Californian