River in Ruin Book Signing at Monterey County
- When: Monday, May 7, 2012, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: Monterey County,
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Literary
There’s no better time to revisit the history of the Carmel River. As the Monterey Peninsula sweats under a state order to cut back river pumping by 70 percent, its residents would be well served to learn the political context provided by Ray March’s meticulously researched account. March, a Carmel High graduate with a claim to Cachagua’s wild old days, traces the river’s story from the 1600s to the present and from headwaters to mouth, weaving human stories with science to create a forward-flowing narrative about the short-sighted exploitation of a life-giving resource. March’s book is a beautiful call to restore the Carmel River and the watershed that depends on it. [KA]
Sun May 6: 2pm, Colton Hall, 570 Pacific St., Monterey. Mon May 7: 7pm, Harrison Memorial Library, Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall, Mission Street between Eighth and Tenth, Carmel. Tues May 8: 5 pm, Dawn's Dream Wine Tasting Room, 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Thurs May 10: 6pm, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CSU Monterey Bay, Building 201 on the corner of Inter-Garrison and 6th Avenue, Seaside. Sat May 12: 3pm, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free. www.riverinruin.com.