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)