Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Closure of Rancho Cañada Golf Club

"A new land deal along the Carmel River could mean the closure of Rancho Cañada Golf Club.
The deal announced Tuesday by a coalition of conservation organizations will protect 140 acres along the river near Palo Corona Regional Park.
Part of the land is known as the Hatton Ranch, which is two miles from the ocean just east of Highway 1 and has been owned by the Hatton family since the late 1800s."

From Monterey Herald
Picture from: Palo Corona

Friday, April 8, 2016

Native Peoples & Languages of San Francisco & Monterey Bays circa 1700

"Nowhere was the linguistic diversity of the New World more extreme than in California, where an extraordinary variety of village-dwelling peoples spoke seventy-eight mutually unintelligible languages"
From: Victor Golla 
Map from: Bay Nature

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Monterey Canyon

Hidden off the central California coast is a gorge carved into the seafloor that rivals the Grand Canyon, its steep walls measuring nearly one mile from top to bottom.
Since the discovery of the Monterey Canyon at the turn of the 19th century, scientists have hypothesized that turbidity currents eroded away the canyons and cut sinuous channels along the ocean floor.

From: Stanford

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

"Serra St. of Genocide."

"A young girl found the decapitated head of a Junipero Serra statue during a low tide Saturday afternoon off the coast of Monterey."
From: SFGate