6–9 PM, The Wharf Marketplace, 290 Figueroa Street, MONTEREY. Celebrate the holidays with fellow colleagues and friends at the historic Wharf Marketplace, formerly the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Monterey, now a community hub showcasing the region’s agricultural heritage with local goods and seasonal produce. Local wines and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free. RSVP to Julie Barlow at (415) 826-2292 or email@example.com by Monday, December 16. Download an event flyer (click here). Co-sponsored by the AEP Monterey Bay Chapter and APA California-Northern Section.
San Francisco’s Chinatown was recently named as a Great Neighborhood as part of the APA’s 2013 Great Places in America. Its sustainability, culture, community activism, and planning efforts helped the neighborhood earn this designation. Chinatown was one of only two California places to receive such a designation this year. The other was Grand Park in Los Angeles which was named as a Great Public Space. The Great Places program celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow. The Chinatown write up can be found by clicking here.
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