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Once Upon a Sunday

Presentation of the film “Once Upon a Sunday,”   

Our June Docent Meeting will be a real retro event.  It will feature a unique film about Point Lobos called “Once Upon a Sunday” directed by Nick Cominos in 1957. It was screened at the Robinson Jeffers Fall Festival last October to rave reviews by an audience that included several Point Lobos docents.  Norris Pope, Director (Emeritus) of the Stanford University Press and scholar of literature and film, will give a brief introduction to the film. Norris rediscovered this film through some very clever detective work and did a marvelous job with the color restoration.  

Film director Nick Cominos was a lecturer for twenty years at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. He engaged his students in creating documentary projects with a humanitarian focus. Members of the Cominos family who assisted in making the film plan to attend.  

Augie Louis, PLF Board Member, said the movie was  "simply fascinating. Here was Point Lobos, filmed in 1957, just as recognizable as it is today. The beautiful images took my breath away.  I don’t want to spoil the fun of seeing the film for yourself, so I won’t go into too many details. However, I will say that conflict between different groups is just as relevant then as today."


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Mission Statements

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
Docent volunteers serve as a visible representative of California State Parks at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve promoting the California State Parks mission.  These four simple words -- preserve, protect, educate and interpret -- sum up the docent experience. 
To advance visitors' enjoyment and understanding of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to protect its natural environment for future generations and to strengthen the Monterey County network of coastal California State Parks.

Docent Log-in

Docent led walks

  • Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:00pm
    Information Station
    Daniel Turner
  • Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:00am
    Bird Island Parking Area
    Randy May
  • Mon, 05/30/2016 - 11:30am
    Information Station
    Robert Andonian

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School Walks

To schedule a school field trip please contact Melissa Gobell, School Coordinator at:
melissa.gobell@parks.ca.gov  (831) 625-1470

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers needed to be interpretive guides for visitors.  Interested?  For training schedule contact:  Melissa Gobell, Docent Coordinator  melissa.gobell@parks.ca.gov  (831) 625-1470