New Salinas librarian hopes to also fight crime


” When Cary Siegfried first visited California 37 years ago as an 18-year-old high school graduate, she made a promise to return. Now 55, Siegfried is back to serve as Salinas’ chief librarian.”The key is showing all kids can be successful in school and that there is pathway out of poverty, out of that life of gang violence. You’ve got to show them what the possibilities are,” Siegfried said. In a city that saw a record 40 murders last year, her strategy could be key.”