August 24, 2001 |
Willem Wijnbergen, former managing director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has a new job, effective Sept. 1: He will take over as executive vice president and managing director of the summer Carmel Bach Festival, a 64-year-old, three-week celebration that includes concerts, lectures and educational activities in various historic venues in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Central California coast.
August 5, 2001
If your travels take you to the Monterey Peninsula, pack the "Guide to Carmel," which will direct you to restaurants, lodging, shopping and galleries and tell you about upcoming events. For a copy, contact the Carmel Business Assn., telephone (800) 550-4333, or go to http://www.carmelcalifornia.org.
March 7, 2001 |
Some letdown. Troy High, three days removed from a stunning upset of Ventura Buena in the Southern Section I-A girls' basketball final, followed up the biggest win in school history with its first victory in a state tournament game, a 73-46 blowout of San Diego Mt. Carmel. Troy will face Lynwood Thursday in the Southern California Regional semifinals. Sophomore center Amanda Livingston led four Warriors in double figures with a game-high 21 points and 14 rebounds.
December 4, 2000 |
With its Moorish domes and bell towers, the splendid Mission San Carlos Borromeo in Carmel is the jewel of the California mission system. The small cell where Father Junipero Serra lived and worked has been meticulously preserved. When he died on Aug. 28, 1784, the remains of California's apostle were buried at the foot of the main altar. Now, however, a displaced tribe of Indians is trying to stake a claim in what Serra called the "Garden of God," south of San Francisco.
September 9, 2000 |
Faced with the most pressing issue in town--whether there should be home mail delivery--City Council members decided to do nothing for now, leaving Carmel's homes untainted by numbered addresses. Home mail delivery in Carmel would require numbering the houses, an idea strongly opposed by many in this distinctive coastal town of about 3,200, where Clint Eastwood was once mayor.
September 7, 2000 |
In Carmel-by-the-Sea, Joe Steinfeld has become an unwitting Public Enemy No. 1. He's a gray-haired newcomer who gets the Bronx cheer at town meetings, has his face pictured in caricatured newspaper cartoons, his name trumpeted in angry letters to the editor. And all because the 71-year-old retired antiques dealer has dared to suggest a subtle change that has many longtime residents of this wealthy Central Coast enclave reeling: home mail delivery.
July 8, 2000 |
Carmel Partners LLC said Friday it has purchased the upscale Vista del Lago apartment complex in Costa Mesa for more than $55 million, the highest overall price paid this year for an Orange County multifamily complex. The purchase from Prudential Real Estate Investors marks the San Francisco real estate company's entry into the Southern California market.
June 15, 2000 |
At 7 a.m. Wednesday in the filtered sunshine on the 18th green at Pebble Beach, it was the moment to officially say goodbye to Payne Stewart for the last time. About 2,000 ticket-holders turned out for the 30-minute ceremony honoring the memory of Stewart, the defending U.S. Open champion whose tragic death along with five others in a private plane crash Oct. 25 shocked the world of professional golf. Trey Holland, president of the U.S. Golf Assn., opened the brief ceremony.
April 30, 2000 |
I'm often asked what a travel writer does to get away. This stumps me because I find it hard to go anywhere without writing a story, which tends to turn vacations into work. In November, though, I found my weekend escape in the Carmel Valley. It's a finger of land that runs deep into the Santa Lucia Mountains from the coast, about 325 miles north of L.A., but is visited by a fraction of the crowd in touristy Carmel.
August 24, 1999 |
John Church stands on his two acres high above Carmel Valley and scans the honeysuckle and chaparral, past thick oaks and handsome vineyards, to green golf courses and hills browned to a late-summer velvet. Once, the ruddy gas station owner relished sunsets from this land. "Like neon," he says. "Fabulous." When he dreamed about the home he would someday build, his heart would soar. But now a visit to the hilltop leaves his stomach tied in knots.