Friday, February 22, 2013

First "meter maid" in PG, 1975

Donna Griggs is on the job on October 1, 1975 as Pacific Grove's first "meter maid."  Her employment last month made possible by the realease of a sworn officer for other duties.  The brown slacks are part of the uniform, but the coat is her own.  A hat is on order, as is a new motor scooter.  There are no parking meters in Pacific Grove, but enforcement is needed of time limits downtown and in several other areas. (Robert Fish/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Watts kids at Camp Roberts, 1967

Faces full of anticipation on August 22, 1967, these youngsters just got off the bus at Camp Roberts prepared for their first two weeks away from home.  They are among 2,400 children from Watts, 6 to 18 who are participating in the nation's first work, play and study program sponsored by the Office of Economic Opportunity and the Central Labor Council of Los Angeles.  The Children are Mayme Price, 8 and Joalita Price, 7, at right, who have eight brothers and sisters at the unique camp.  (Fred Sorri/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Well rescue, Dec. 15, 1980

Christopher Porter, 15 mos. is brought to the surface by rescuers after being rescued from 22 feet down a well in his Del Rey Oaks backyard on December 15, 1980.  The young boy suffered only minor injuries after the 6-hour ordeal.  Monterey fireman Ray La Fontaine along with Granite Construction Co. workers Michael Mellow and Harold Clark were credited with digging the boy to safety.  Local Dr. Ronald Branson examined Christopher at his parents Chantal and Jeffrey Porter home on Carlton Drive in Del Rey Oaks.  (Russ Cain/Monterey County Herald)