Category Archives: Anna Christian Waters

Now You Can Read "Searching for Anna" by Coastsider Michaele Benedict

Montara’s Michaele Benedict’s long-awaited book, “Searching for Anna,” was published today. “Searching for Anna” tells the heartbreaking story of Michaele’s search for her beautiful young daughter, snatched from her Purisima home in the early 1970s. For info and to purchase … Continue reading

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Chickens Are More Like People Than You Think: Story by Michaele Benedict

CHICKENS ARE MORE LIKE PEOPLE THAN YOU THINK: Story by Michaele (Mikie) Benedict*** (Photo: Michaele with friend “Hulk.”) Jane Goodall had chimpanzees, Dian Fossey had gorrillas, Steve Irwin had crocodiles, and Suzanne and I, had, well…. chickens. In 1972, we … Continue reading

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Mikie Benedict's Montara: Never Cold at "Johann Sebastian" Scranton's Cold Comfort Farm…

Story by Mikie Benedict (Photo: Richard Scranton, courtesy Mikie Benedict) Richard Scranton, known to some of his music-making acquaintances as Johann Sebastian Scranton, lived in a little green house in Montara with a sign over the door: “Cold Comfort Farm�?. … Continue reading

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Search Your Memories for Anna C. Waters…Somebody MUST Have Seen

Something on January 16, 1973 when five-year-old blonde Anna C. Waters vanished from her Purisima Creek home, south of Half Moon Bay. Anna’s mom, Mikie Benedict is a longtime Coastside resident, now living in Montara near famous Devil’s Slide. Mikie … Continue reading

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Anna, Where Are You? Web Sleuthers Are Looking For You….

Photos: At left, what Anna C. Waters might look like today, [see posts below for more info] and at right, Montara’s Mikie Benedict during a visit to the Greek islands. I had no idea there was a dedicated group of … Continue reading

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More on Montara's Artists Mikie Benedict & Howard Gilligan

I was looking into the Fine Arts Colony at Montara when I read in a 1900s issue of the “Coastside Comet” newspaper that a cottage called the Van Suppe Poet & Peasant Cottage was for rent. We’re talking about nearly … Continue reading

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1973 Vanishing….Mikie Benedict talks about missing daughter Anna C. Waters…

(Photo: Montara’s Mikie Benedict visited Greece in the summer of 2006.) After the exchange of a couple of emails, Mikie Benedict reminded me that I had written a piece about the historic cottage in Montara where the pianist still lives. … Continue reading

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January 1973: A Child Vanished From Half Moon Bay…Do You Know Me?

[Photos: L-R Anna's kindergarten pix and how Anna might look today.] “ANNA CHRISTIAN WATERS, born in San Francisco on September 25, 1967, disappeared from her home on Purisima Creek Road, south of Half Moon Bay, California, on January 16, 1973. … Continue reading

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