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A city of west-central California south of San Francisco on the southern end of Monterey Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Founded as a Spanish mission in 1770, it grew as a colonial capital and fishing port and is now the center of a resort area on the Monterey Peninsula.
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(Placename) a city in W California: capital of Spain's Pacific empire from 1774 to 1825; taken by the US (1846). Pop: 29 960 (2003 est)
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(ˌmɒn təˈreɪ)

a city in W California, on Monterey Bay: the capital of California until 1847. 27,558.
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Noun1.Monterey - a town in western California to the south of San Francisco on a peninsula at the southern end of Monterey BayMonterey - a town in western California to the south of San Francisco on a peninsula at the southern end of Monterey Bay
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources of the country Designs of foreign nations
They now turned toward the south, and passing numerous small bands of natives, posted upon various streams, arrived at the Spanish village and post of Monterey.
San Diego, San Barbara, Monterey, the bay of San Francisco, and the northern port of Bondago; all afford anchorage for ships of the largest class.
Higher up, above the peninsula of Monterey, stands the important town from which it takes its name; but, seated on the borders of a perfect desert, it was not connected with the interior by a network of telegraphic wires, and electricity alone could spread these important news fast enough.
Go down by San Jose and Salinas an' come out on the coast at Monterey. South of that you'll find government land mixed up with forest reserves and Mexican rancheros.
Fractional jet ownership company Flexjet LLC has announced a series of events available to Flexjet Owners at Monterey Car Week, the company said.
She said: "Over the next few months, Monterey County Sheriff 's deputies worked with the US Marshals Service, Interpol, and Scottish authorities to secure an arrest and extradition warrant for Avis.
America's Job Center of California connects job seekers to valuable services that include the use of resource rooms and computers, job search and skills workshops, information on training and education, referrals to partner agencies and community resources as well as labor market information on growth industries in Monterey County.
Extending the record-setting Monterey sale to three days for 2019, RM Sotheby's will present a dedicated, single-marque auction on Thursday, 15 August 2019 at the Monterey Conference Center, featuring more than 30 of the world's most sought-after road-going and track-ready Aston Martin sports cars from across the marque's illustrious 106-year history.
"History was made today," Mickelson said after his 6-under 65 at Monterey Peninsula, leaving him a shot behind Brian Gay and Scott Langley.
The document also mentions that the City of Monterey and the City of Lankaran in Azerbaijan established a Sister City Partnership in 2011.

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