Thursday, August 29, 2013

Maestro Sandor Salgo, August, 1969

Maestro Sandor Salgo working with the Bach Festival orchestra on August 15, 1969.  Salgo was asked to conduct the Israeli symphony but politely declined saying, "I came here to be an American." From 1949-1973 Sandor Salgo taught and conducted the music and opera programs at Stanford University. Sandor and Priscilla Salgo began directing the Carmel Bach festival in 1956 and turned it into an internationally acclaimed festival. When he was in his nineties, Mr. Salgo wrote the book Thomas Jefferson: Musician and Violinist about the musical life of Thomas Jefferson. (Monterey County Herald archives)

Friday, August 23, 2013

MPC student protest, May 6, 1970

Monterey Peninsula College student body Prime Minister Ken Danley speaks at the Custom House Plaza in Monterey on May 6, 1970.  350 students marched from campus to the Custom House Plaza to protest the deaths of the Kent State students and U.S. military involvement in Cambodia.  (Ben Lyon/Monterey County Herald)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fishing fleet grounded, Feb. 23, 1953

The Monterey fishing fleet that was anchored north of Monterey Wharf No. 2 were ripped off their anchorage and blown ashore by a sixty-mph northeast gale on Monday, February 23, 1953.  A half million dollars in damage was reported.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)