Category Archives: El Granada

The Johnston House: It's the Roof

When you travel south of town, you’ll see the Johnston House, on the hill to the east.  It’s a famous architectural and cultural landmark, Cultural because James and Petra Johnston were of American and Spanish heritage (1850s.) When I arrived … Continue reading

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Just Michael Parkes: An Upbeat Reason to Visit Montara-by-the-Sea

The Borsini-Burr Gallery (1.877.712.2111/ or, for the website, please click here ) has invited master painter, sculptor & llithographer Michael Parkes to Montara-by-the-Sea the weekend of November 7, 8, 9. Three days he’s going to be on the Coastside, visiting … Continue reading

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Maria Demarest: The Birds II at El Granada Beach

Image by photographer Maria Demarest, who, while visiting Half Moon Bay last week, caught this spectacular scene at El Granada beach. One of the birds looks a little large. Is that Maria flying with the birds? Some things never change, … Continue reading

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On Promises

[I have been looking for a photo of Bryant and me taken on one of my birthdays–but I haven’t found it yet. Also, the note below was not ripped when I received it from Bryant. If I wasn’t home, he … Continue reading

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Rock the Block Tonite

I was down on Main Street about 4 p.m. today and the “Rock the Blockers” were setting up for tonights event in Half Moon Bay. Meet Theresa, representing the HMB Chamber of Commerce. She works for US Bank in town.

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Who Lived in the El Granada Bathhouse during Prohibition?

Who lived in the El Granada Bathhouse during Prohibition? Story & photos by June Morrall. Bathhouse photo courtesy Redwood City Main Library. S I didn’t know anyone had actually lived in the El Granada Bathhouse–and used it as a home. … Continue reading

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Coastsider.com: KPIX Features El Granada

KPIX’s “Eye on the Bay” program is doing a series on teeny tiny California towns, and when they got to “E,” the producers found El Granada, the jewel in the crown of the Ocean Shore Railroad’s Coastside. I was interviewed … Continue reading

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….El Granada Light…

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Gail Holland: It Takes a Real Writer….

(Photo: El Granada Author Gail Holland) Dealing with any type of illness, physical or mental, has to be a difficult project for a writer–because there is no way that a good writer can avoid becoming emotionally involved in the subject … Continue reading

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THE RED HOUSE…..STORY BY KAI TIURA

(The five siblings, left to right: Collin, Heidi, Kai, Sara and Jan, c 1995.) THE RED HOUSE: Story by Kai Tiura I heard that name given to the old family home, on one of Dante Dianda’s many properties in El … Continue reading

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