February 15, 2007
A New Look for Old Monterey: Talk of the Town: Mayor Chuck Della Sala (upper right) has plans for a renewed downtown that prioritize mixed-use developments like the Osio complex (upper left), the use of historic buildings for modern businesses like Montrio (lower left) as well as more benches and greenery to invite well-heeled pedestrians. The loss of more than 20 businesses to fire on Alvarado (far right, before the blaze) will make completing those plans much more difficult.— Jane Morba
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Mayor Chuck Della Sala walks down Franklin Street and stops in front of the landmark Professional Building at the corner of Franklin and Calle Principal. The building is an ornate, five-story structure that looks like ...