There was no League season on the West Coast from 1936-1937, with the Salinas Packers playing an independent schedule. In 1936 they defeated the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the AFL 21-17, and Wisconsin Cardinals 61-0. The Packers played against the Brooklyn Dodgers of the NFL in 1936, losing 18-0 and also the Green Bay Packers (NFL Champions) who won 42-7. 
In 1937 the Salinas Packers played three AFL teams: Los Angeles Bulldogs (Later that season AFL Champions), losing 0-13, two victory over the Rochester Tigers (25-0) and (7-3), and the Boston Shamrocks (Salinas beat the defending AFL Champions 41-0). The Bulldogs won two December games against the Packers, leaving a 3-0 sweep for the LA team on the West Coast in 1937. 
In 1938 Pro League Football returned to the West Coast, with the California Football League, featuring the Salinas Packers, as well as fellow San Fernando Valley teams the Fresno Crushers & Stockton Shippers, who won the title. There were also teams in Oakland (Cardinals) and Hollywood (Stars), giving the League a Major League feel to it, although it was more AAA in status.
 California Dreamin’ – West Coast Pros in the 1930s – Bob Gill, in association with Tod Maher, The Coffin Corner, Pro Football Researchers Association (1984) California Dreamin’ – West Coast Pros in the 1930s [Internet] Available from: http://profootballresearchers.com/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/06-07-190.pdf [Accessed 9 October 2018
 Tod Maher, The Coffin Corner, Pro Football Researchers Association (1987) The Salinas Packers [Internet] Available from: http://profootballresearchers.com/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/09-05-303.pdf [Accessed 9 October 2018]
Thanks to John Wills, John Doody, John Kane, John Cummins & John Morahan.
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