This program, originally scheduled for January 16, was cancelled due to weather conditions.
The program, presented by the Carmel Residents Association, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 12, Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 5:00 p.m.
by Tom Parks
It is late morning on a Thursday. The slight rain has passed and the sun is streaming through moist oak leaves into the small living room of perhaps the most beautiful cottage in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Built by legendary Mike Murphy in 1905 and virtually untouched through 113 years, this Lincoln Street art object is the home of Linda and Jackson Smith. We’re here to talk about beauty and history, and in this case, they are one in the same. Entering the house. the first words that come to mind are—it smells like Carmel!
By popular demand, the CRA is happy to announce that our Holiday Gala event will be at La Playa Hotel, Saturday, December 1st. Your CRA Board and the hotel staff are working to make this an enchanting evening with friends, food and spirits!
by Dale Byrne
One of my favorite sayings is “The more things change, the more things stay the same”. As an example, at first glance, it would seem that there is too much construction going on around town these days in Carmel-by-the-Sea. But, let’s look back in time. Santiago Duckworth sold the first 200 lots in Carmel City in only 6 months in 1889 and had sold 300 more by 1895. That’s a lot of activity in an embryonic town! Due to a number of factors, but mostly because the railroad didn’t come over the hill from Monterey as hoped and a 5 year depression that began in 1893, things slowed down.
by Dale Byrne
If you want to get an appreciation for the fine work our Carmel Police Department officers do to protect and serve our citizens, you should do a “ride-a-long” with one of our patrol officers. You will quickly learn what a challenging job they have and one where they come each day not knowing what is going to pop-up. And, even in our sleepy little Village, things do pop-up!
Dear CRA friends,
The location of our Dines Out! has been changed. The Village Corner chef has moved to the old Lafayette Bakery location, just a few doors north of The Village Corner on Dolores. Soerke Peter’s new restaurant is a French American Bistro called Etats-Unis. The menu remains the same, nothing has changed except the location.
See you at our sold-out dinner October 17 at Estat-Unis.
Every 2 years, for the past 30, the Carmel Residents Association has sponsored the Carmel Candidates Forum. These 15 Forums have allowed voters to assess candidates seeking election to mayoral and council positions. What makes this election different from the others is that for the first time in its history, Carmel will hold its Municipal Election in November, coincidental with the national election. Public interest in reducing costs of our municipal elections made it inevitable that the stand-alone Carmel election would merge with the national as all other Monterey Peninsula cities have done.
by David Armstrong
Carmel City Council, in a contentious special meeting at city hall on Monday, August 6, voted 4-1 to give Mayor Steve Dallas authority to finalize a five-year contract with city attorney Glen R. Mozingo. The public gathering at times became emotionally charged and verbally bruising, with three council members heatedly admonishing members of the public from the dais.
By David Armstrong
The last auto repair shop in Carmel-by-the-Sea – Carmel Garage, located at the northeast corner of Junipero and Fourth – will close at the end of this month, forcing residents and at least some visitors to leave the city to get their oil changed, tire-pressure checked and myriad other tune-ups and repairs.
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