Monterey Peninsula

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John Steinbeck was a traveler

This is day three of the 32nd annual Steinbeck Festival. As I read and hear more writings from Salinas native John Steinbeck (1902-1968), I recognize my surroundings here in Monterey County through descriptive words from decades past that still apply to the places and people of the region today. The Salinas Valley is 100 miles…

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Julia Morgan’s California style Asilomar Lodging

La Cuesta Encantada, or Hearst Castle as it is familiarly known, is the most renowned project by San Francisco-Oakland architect  Julia Morgan (1872-1957). She was one of two women to earn an engineering degree from University of California Berkeley in the 19th century (only two other women earned engineering degrees from 1900-1940). She was the first…

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The 18th at Pebble Beach

Sunday, and final round of the 2012 AT&T National Pro-Am Golf tournament at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. This is the Monterey Peninsula where four days of gorgeous sun in the weather forecast dazzled the commentators, players, spectators and cameras with the brilliant sunlight of Thursday’s Round 1 play. Ken Duke, one of the old…

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