Friday, October 30, 2009

Firestone Tire, Sept. 14, 1964


Governor Edmund G. Brown attends a dedication to mark a expansion project at the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Salinas on Monday, September 14, 1964. Leonard K. Firestone stated that after the expansion of the plant would employ 600 people with an annual payroll at more than $3 million. The plant will be able to produce more than the 8,000 tires daily by including truck and bus tires.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Grateful Dead, May 5, 1987



The San Francisco based rock group Grateful Dead, brought their '60s time warp to Laguna Seca on May 5-6, 1987, much to the delight of 40,000 fans. The concert, known as the "graying of the age of aquarius, was produced by Bill Graham.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kalisa Moore, Aug. 13, 1999


Kalisa Moore, owner of Kalisa's on Cannery Row across the street from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Moore opened the restaurant on July 5, 1958. Downstairs was the dining room while upstairs was reserved for everything from belly dancing to jazz music. Celebrities such as Clint and Maggie Eastwood, Kim Novak and Dizzy Gillespie frequented her place.

Monday, October 12, 2009

CHOMP construction, 1971


Construction of the domed ceiling at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in February of 1971.

Friday, October 2, 2009

UCSC site dedication, April 1964



The site for the $275 million university was dedicated on Friday, April 17, 1964. Governor Edmund G. Brown told some 2,000 persons attending the ceremony “the University of California Santa Cruz campus may provide the model to universities of the 21st century. Gov. Brown described the 2,000-acre campus overlooking the Monterey Bay as one of the most magnificent anywhere in the world. The first 500 students are scheduled to be admitted in the fall of the next year and enrollment of 27,500 is expected by 1990