About Us

1945 aerial photograph courtesy of UC Santa Barbara Library, Special Collections.

Disappearing Oaks

Our neighborhood development designation started as Oak Knoll. The 1945 photograph compared to images from 1998 and 2016, graphically showing our tree loss. Pine pitch canker took almost all the pine trees. Something is killing the Oaks, whatever virus it is has a defined pattern, the majority of the survivors show the exact symptoms. Let’s see if something can be… Read more →

By-Laws

ARTICLE I – MEMBERSHIP Section 1 The members of the Casanova Oak knoll Neighborhood Association (C.O.N.A.) shall consist of those persons either owning property or residing within the boundries of the Area of Primary Interest as described in Article II. Membership is open to both homeowners and renters of the area. A member in good standing shall be defined as… Read more →

Accomplishments

Our neighborhood had an organization as far back as 1958, but there was a long period of inactivity on the part of our neighbors in the 70’s. In 1982 the problems facing our neighborhood started to accumulate. The Mahara condominiums brought them to a critical point. It was this project that focused residents on forming a renewed neighborhood association that… Read more →

Aerial photograph of Casanova Oak Knoll Neighborhood Circa 1946

History

The Casanova-Oak Knoll neighborhood, basically two distinct neighborhoods made up of Casanova and Oak Knoll, was annexed to the City of Monterey in February of 1949. Prior to annexation, it was a rural mix of farms, ranches, and small subdivisions. Until the late 30’s and into the 40’s, it was mainly oak-studded open space. The first actual recorded subdivision covered… Read more →