Saturday, December 24, 2011

Spearfishing 1965

The top three participants and their trophies in the spearfishing contest at Carmel Beach in 1965. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dean Martin at the 1972 Crosby Pro Am

A crowd favorite Dean Martin at Pebble Beach during the 1972 Crosby Pro-Am. (Monterey County Herald)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Crouch Family in Carmel, 1958

Ethelyn and Steve Crouch with their son Steve Crouch III in 1958 in Carmel. The elder Crouch was a famous photographer on the Peninsula. Steve Crouch was a friend of Ansel Adams and taught at the Ansel Adams Workshop in California. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dianne Feinstein. 1970

Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors talks with O'brien Riordan of Aptos and Oliver Murray, at the Mark Thomas Hotel in Monterey on March 21, 1970 during a democratic event on the Peninsula. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Carmel Beach, 1958

Warm weather and sunny skies brings people to Carmel Beach on July 10, 1958. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pedestrian Bridge, 1980

Workmen put the finishing touches on the pedestrian bridge over Pacific Street in Monterey on June 10, 1980. The bridge will link Heritage Harbor and its parking garage. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, October 21, 2011

San Carlos Cathedral, 1940s

A large crowd turns out at San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey for a Sunday service circa 1940s. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Roberts Lake, 1950s

Heavy equipment from Granite Construction Co. works to remove vegetation from Roberts Lake in Seaside in the mid 1950s. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sardine Catch, 1978

Tony Longueira takes a breather with his hold full of sardines on May 15, 1978. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thelonious Monk, 1969

Thelonious Monk performs with the Thelonious Monk Quartet on Saturday night on the main stage at the 1969 Monterey Jazz Festival. Photo: Monterey County Herald, 9/20/69

Friday, September 9, 2011

Beach Boys at Laguna Seca, 1984

15,000 people enjoy the music of the Beach Boys during their concert at Laguna Seca on Saturday, May, 12, 1984. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Larry Burrows, 1967

Renowned photojournalist Larry Burrows at the Del Monte Lodge in Pebble Beach for the Life Magazine advertising sales convention on June 7, 1967. Burrows, best known for his pictures of the American involvement in the Vietnam War, was in Pebble Beach as the guests of Life Magazine. Burrows covered the Vietnam War from 1962 until his death. Burrows died with fellow photojournalists Henri Huet, Kent Potter and Keisaburo Shimamoto, when their helicopter was shot down over Laos on February 10, 1971. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Johnny Cash in Seaside, 1964

Johnny Cash teaches some notes to Jesse Grenett at the Seaside Kiwanis in 1964. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Correction: The man with Cash is Jess Gresset; thanks to Sue Parris for the identification.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Queen for a Day, 1946

Catherine Stewart is the guest at the Queen for a Day radio show in Monterey on July 3, 1946. Monterey mayor J.R. Perry and Police Chief Moore at her side. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fort Ord training, 1959

Tank-supported Infantryman advance during a practice for a mock battle on May 13, 1959. The battle is to be staged at Fort Ord on Armed Forces Day. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, August 5, 2011

PG Museum Whale, 1980

Vern Yadon and Pacific Grove mayor Florus Williams with the gray whale sculpture as it arrives at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on November 25, 1980. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Oakland A's, 1968

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Kennedy shows Monterey Peninsula Herald sports editor Bob Bullock the new team jerseys at the Mark Thomas Inn in Monterey on February 1, 1968 for a press conference announcing their first season in Oakland. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, July 15, 2011

1955 Carmel Fire

Pon Chung, Carmel's honorary fire chief, recovers one of the mannequins from the Bib'n Tucker children’s clothing store on Dolores and Lincoln Streets that was damaged during a fire in June 30, 1955. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tax Protest, 1975

Some 500 Monterey citizens gathered at Colton Hall on July 10, 1975 to vent their feelings about a sizable increase in property bills. Jake Cerrito (center) was among those opposing the assessment. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Laguna Seca Raceway, 1963

A accident at The Monterey Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey on October 20, 1963. The driver suffered minor injuries after rolling his car during the race and was taken to a local hospital. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

California Dreaming, 1975

The classic California coastal scene showing guitars, hanging out at the beach, while a long-haired surfer with Hang Ten shorts rides a skateboard with sandals in Pacific Grove on June 3, 1975 near Asilomar State Beach. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Diablo Canyon, 1973

Construction of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County on January 15, 1973. Pacific Gas & Electric Company went through six years of hearings, referenda and litigation to have the Diablo Canyon plant approved. A principal concern about the plant is whether it can be sufficiently earthquake-proof. The site was deemed safe when construction started in 1968. Unit One was commissioned on May 7, 1985 and Unit Two on March 13, 1986. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cannery Row Fire, 1967

Locals help battle a fire at the old San Xavier Cannery building on Cannery Row in Monterey on Monday, October 9, 1967. The fire destroyed the building and had over 15o firefighters from the surrounding area respond. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Joan Baez, 1965

Attorney W.K. Stewart, Ira Sandperl and Joan Baez listen as the County Board of Supervisors conduct a use permit hearing that Joan Baez was seeking for the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence school that she was trying to create and to be operated in Carmel Valley on December 1, 1965. The Board approved the permit with a 3-2 vote. (Monterey County Herald Archive)

Friday, May 20, 2011

John Gardiner Tennis, circa 1960

Tennis instructor John Gardiner with students Richard Lea, Howard Richmond and Paul Skinner at the Gardiner Tennis Ranch in Carmel Valley circa 1960 (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fourth of July, 1946

1946 Fourth of July Parade in Monterey that was described as the biggest local parade ever. Fort Ord troops from ships anchored in the bay attend the parade and the centennial flag raising. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, May 6, 2011

1958 Jazz Festival

The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Eugene Wright pose at the Monterey Fairgrounds for a publicity photo to advertise the first Monterey Jazz Festival in October of 1958. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, April 22, 2011

812 Theater

Fans and friends of Cannery Row's 812 Cinema gathered at the theater on May 21, 1981 in peaceful protest over the eviction of the theater by its landlord. The theater, known for its offbeat movies and use of pillows instead of standard theater seating operated on Cannery Row for 11 years. The owners went on to open the Dream Theater. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gov. Brown, 1979

California Governor Jerry Brown and UFW president Cesar Chavez participate in a UFW rally in Salinas on August 11, 1979. (Monterey County Herald)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Jimi Hendrix, 1967

Jimi Hendrix of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, performs on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival at the Monterey Fairgrounds in June of 1967. (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Salinas High, classes of 1906 and 1907

The Salinas High School classes of 1906 and 1907 photographed in front of the school in March of 1903.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Labor Camp, 1964

Two young children peer through the doorway at a farm workers labor camp in the Salinas Valley in 1964

Friday, March 25, 2011

1968 Squid Fishing

Hundreds of people take to Monterey's Wharf No. 2 for some night squid fishing in August of 1968.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Monterey County Courthouse, 1950

The Monterey County Courthouse in Salinas at the corner of Church and West Alisal Streets circa 1950

Friday, March 4, 2011

Carmel Mission, 1951

U.S. Navy personnel visit the The Junipero Serra Cenotaph sculpture by Jo Mora at the Carmel Mission, August 5, 1951 (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wharf Widening, 1978

Work continues on Monterey's Wharf No. 2 widening project on August 17, 1978. Workers were required to wear protective mask and gloves after an arsenic compound used to treat the wood on the wharf caused the entire five-man crew of pile drivers to become ill. (Monterey County Herald)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Native Dance, 1969

Richard T. Johnson Jr., 10, in traditional Shawnee costume during a native Amercian dance demonstration on December 10, 1969. Johnson Jr., is the son of Sgt. 1.C. Richard T. Johnson who is staioned at Fort Ord. Johnson teaches his six children how to speak the native language and teaches them the various dances to keep the Shawnee culture alive. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Crosby Pro Am

George C. Scott at Pebble Beach during the 1975 Crosby Pro-Am.
Dean Martin walks the 17th hole at the Pebble Beach during the 1966 Crosby Pro Am.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cannery Row, 1957

Paul Kuehn, center, works in the "butcher room" of of a unknown cannery, circa 1957, weighing 500 lbs. of fish in each scale load. In the canneries, gangs of butchers beheaded, cleaned, and cut the fish into pieces for canning. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cypress Point, 1967

Action at Cypress Point during the 1967 Crosby Pro-Am.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thrifty Drugs opening, 1967

Thrifty Drug Store became the first retail operation to open for business in the Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey on Thursday, July 13, 1967. Taking part in the symbolic key ceremony at the Thrifty store were, Fred Palmer, store manager, Monterey City Attorney William Marsh, Councilman Joseph G. Ansel, Bill Henry vice president in charge of store operations for Thrifty's chain and Monterey City Manager John Nail.