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The Press Room presents selections from a host of both past and recent selections of news media sources regarding project efforts at Old Mission San Juan Bautista in specific, or Mission-related projects by Professor Ruben Mendoza and both his student and other project volunteers. We will update this list on an ongoing basis so as to provide both students and teachers with related coverage of the Old Mission effort.





Recent News

"Illuminating research: CSU Monterey Bay archaeologist studies rare light effects at missions." The Monterey County Herald. March 31, 2011.

U-Stories: The Mission Soledad DigCalstatemontereybay., March 27, 2007.

Chawkins, Steve.  "Winter solstice means “illumination” at California mission." Los Angeles Times.,0,328880...., December 22, 2011.

Jones, Paul.  "Ancient secret of California missions sparks debate." Peninsula Press., June 23, 2011.

Kettman, Matt.  "Let the Sun Shine In: Inside Old Mission Santa Barbara’s Plight to Bring Back Solstice Sunlight."  Santa Barbara Independent., January 5, 2012.

McCabe, Michael.  "One Man’s Mission: Scientist digs for answers at San Juan Bautista." San Francisco Chronicle., September 3, 1997.

Nolte, Carl.  "Sunrise sheds new light on the missions."  San Francisco Chronicle. July 13, 2009.

Salinas, Claudia Meléndez. "Archaeologist aids stamp design." The Monterey County Herald, January 5, 2012.

"Illumination: California missions' secret revealed." [Video]. Peninsula Press., June 11, 2011.

Vasari, Marie.  "On a mission: Missions in and around Monterey County: From splendor to simplicity, and from relics to ruins." Monterey County The Herald., April 1, 2011.

Weiner, Joan.  "A man with a mission: Working with Professor Ruben Mendoza, archaeology students uncover a career." California State University Monterey Bay Magazine, Spring/Summer, 2010.

Past News

Campus Connection. "CSUMB's Archaeology Program Moving Full Steam Ahead," California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, California
March 5, 2001, Volume 2, Number 12, Pages 1-2

The Pinnacle
"On a Mission: Archeologist Looks for Clues to Padre's Past"
Hollister, California
Week of Thursday, June 22, 2000
C1, C12

California Chronicles
-Cobblestone Publications-
"The Case of the Missing Mission Courtyard"
New Hampshire
September, 1999, Pps. 18-21

CNN Headline News
-Cable News Network-
"The Restoration of Mission San Juan Bautista"
New York, New York
August 22, 1998.

Corrections News
-California Department of Corrections-
"Gabilan Camp Inmates Take Part in Mission Renovation"
Sacramento, California
February, 1998

The Pinnacle
"Thief Dips Into Restoration Money for Old Mission San Juan Bautista"
Hollister, California
Week of Thursday, October 30, 1997
1A, 4A

The Denver Post
-Associated Press-
"Mission Excavation Becomes Journey of Self-Discovery"
Denver, Colorado
Sunday, September 28, 1997

San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune
-Associated Press-
"Scientist is a Man with a Mission"
San Luis Obispo, California
Saturday, September 13, 1997

The Californian
-Associated Press-
"Archaeologist Remains a Man on a Mission: Scientist Uncovers San Juan Bautista's Original Foundation"
Salinas, California
Friday, September 5. 1997

The Monterey County Herald
-Associated Press-
"Scientist with a Mission: Finds Echoes of Ancient Lives Beneath San Juan Bautista"
Monterey, California
Friday, September 5, 1997

Santa Cruz Sentinel
-Associated Press-
"Digging Up the Past at San Juan Bautista: Mission's 200-year History Revealed"
Santa Cruz, California
Friday, September 5, 1997

San Francisco Chronicle
"Man With a Mission: Scientist Digs for Answers at San Juan Bautista"
San Francisco, California
Wednesday, September 3rd, 1997
A13, A17

The Free Lance Supplement
"Original Chapel Reopens After Restoration"
Hollister, California
Saturday, June 22, 1997
Pg. 17-18

The Free Lance Supplement
"Archaeologists Uncover Treasure Beneath Mission"
Hollister, California
Saturday, June 22, 1997
Pg. 12

Go! The Monterey County Herald
"200 Years of History, Culture Celebrated at San Juan Bautista"
Monterey, California
June 19-25, 1997
Pgs. 21-22

The Free Lance
"Unearthing History"
Hollister, California
Tuesday, May 20, 1997

The Monterey County Herald
"Excavation Unearths Past Treasures: Students Find Glimpses of Past Buried at Site of Mission San Juan Bautista"
Monterey, California
Friday, May 16, 1997
C1, C2

The Free Lance
"Mission's World Revealed: Friday's Open House Offers a Glimpse Into Storied Structure's Past"
Hollister, California,
Tuesday, May 13, 1997
A1, A13

The Pinnacle
"You Don't Need to Go to Egypt for Ancient Artifacts -- They're in Our Own Back Yard"
Hollister, California
Week of Thursday, April 24, 1997

The Californian
"Saints are Smiling on San Juan Dig: Archaeologists Uncover History at Old Mission"
Salinas, California
Monday, March 3, 1997
1A, 3B

The Free Lance
"Dig It! CSU Monterey Bay Archaeology Students are Unearthing the Past in San Juan Bautista"
Hollister, California
Wednesday, May 22, 1996
A1, A8

The Pinnacle
"Mission San Juan Bautista Archaeological Dig Finds Signs of Fire"
Hollister, California
Week of Thursday, May 2, 1996


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