Kalisa Moore memorial statue approved.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Monterey City Council approved at its Dec. 7 meeting the Cannery Row Foundation's donation of a statue to memorialize restaurateur Kalisa Moore, the "Queen of Cannery Row", a denizen of the Row when it was still the colorful rough and tumble strip John Steinbeck made famous.
Moore's "La Ida Cafe", home of many cultural events, was a bohemian hangout until it closed in 2007.
City officials report the statue will be placed in a landscaped area near Bruce Ariss Way.