Charles Gruwell designs everything from sumptuous hotel rooms to upscale restaurants to tranquil courtyards to private high-end residences, all with an artist's eye. The Pacific Grove native, who has returned home after decades of honing his craft both locally and in major cities, bases his designs on the principles he learned as an apprentice to prominent Bay Area designer … [Read more...] about An Award-Winning Local Talent Comes Home
Archives for September 2021
Shadows from Monterey’s Past
Shedding Light on the Silent Suffering of our Local Japanese Community
On September 9, 2021, an exhibition of works by eight Japanese American artists titled "Shadows from the Past: Sansei Artists and the American Concentration Camps" will open at the Monterey Museum of Art. These eight Sansei (third generation) artists reveal the impact on the lives of their parents and grandparents who faced the ordeal of forcible removal from their homes and … [Read more...] about Shadows from Monterey’s Past
Fly Me to the Moon
Astronaut Alan Shepard: Pebble Beach's Highest Flying Golfer
We live in an age when sending humans rocketing into space is routine, even mundane. Even civilians—well, wealthy civilians—have "slipped the surly bonds of Earth." On July 20, 2021, billionaire Jeff Bezos launched himself out of the atmosphere using a rocket dubbed "New Shepard" in honor of the first American to sit on top of a cylinder crammed with high explosives and light … [Read more...] about Fly Me to the Moon
The Ultimate Renaissance Man
Catching Up With the Multitalented Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges embodies the free-wheeling, free-spirited zeitgeist of the baby-boomer generation. His laid-back, long-haired, laconic persona has served him well in Hollywood, earning him roles in many critically acclaimed and popular films as well as a slew of industry accolades, including seven Academy Award nominations and an Oscar. A lifelong music fan, Bridges has in recent … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Renaissance Man
Jazz is Back!
The Monterey Jazz Festival Returns for 2021
Following a year in which the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) was sadly compelled to break its 63-year run as the world's longest continuously running jazz festival, this most cherished Monterey Peninsula event is making a triumphant return. On the weekend of September 24th-26th, the oak-studded grounds of the Monterey County Fair and Event Center will once again come alive with … [Read more...] about Jazz is Back!