In the 1930s and '40s, when photography pioneer Ansel Adams was at the height of his creative powers, his magnificent images of California landscapes drew attention both to the art of photography and the importance of nature conservation. Adams lived on the Monterey Peninsula from 1962 to 1984, and captured black and white images of California's most beautiful places, … [Read more...] about Ansel Adams
Archives for August 2010
The Shape of California Surfing
Terry Martin has been carving surfboards for 55 years, 40 of those for Hobie Sports. He has personally "shaped" more than 70,000 surfboards. His is just one of the stories explored in a new film, Shaped, produced and directed by Walter Georis, a Carmel restaurateur, winery owner and musician. The movie is a homage to the people who made the surfing industry what it is today. … [Read more...] about The Shape of California Surfing
Last summer, SPCA for Monterey County's Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center supervisor Rosanna Leighton crawled down a ladder into a dark, narrow well. A coyote had been trapped 20 feet below for days, and claw marks at the surface suggested the coyote's mate had unsuccessfully attempted to dig her out. As a colleague lowered a long pole into the well, Leighton worked an … [Read more...] about Animal Rescue
Harry Connick Jr.
Hold a conversation about Harry Connick Jr. and chances are that sooner or later the term "Renaissance man" will pop up. Singer, musician, songwriter, arranger, composer, stage, screen and television actor, humanitarian, activist. And he's got three Grammys and an Emmy on his mantle—what doesn't this guy do? Asked the proverbial "desert island" question: If you had to choose … [Read more...] about Harry Connick Jr.