Category Archives: Montara

1900: The "Encore" Sighted off Point Montara

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This week: Borsini-Burr Gallery Brings Art to Montara-By-The-Sea

I’ve had lots of fun in the Borsini-Burr Gallery when they were located in Half Moon Bay. Now they’re moving their art and sculptures to Montara-By-The-Sea, 1401 Main Street. (1-877-712-2111)

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Coastside WWII: "We did see lots of convoys, army trucks," says Elaine Martini Teixeira,

a child at the time. Elaine lived with her family in Moss Beach near Sunshine Valley Road (the lovely “connector” road between Montara and Moss Beach.) Dad owned a bar frequented by the sailors at the nearby naval station. Mom … Continue reading

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A Little Old Moss Beach-Montara Story For You

I wrote this in 1977. The story was researched at the San Mateo County History Museum. While Jurgen F. Wienke lay awake, staring at the ceiling, wife Meta dozed peacefully beside him. Instead of sleeping, Wienke, who built the fashionable … 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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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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Meet "Cowboy" Bill Claudino, former Montara resident…

(Photo: This is Bill Claudino…when he was a cowboy…He’s a former county cop and now a top notch Calaveras County supervisor). Bill’s family goes all the way back to the early Coastside; one of his maternal relatives was crowned Chamarita … Continue reading

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Montara Trivia: The McKims

(Photo: Train Station at Montara) Jeanette E. McKim was 72 when she died at her Montara home in early 1927–her son, Robert McKim, a well known actor, rushed from Los Angeles to be with his mom before she died. Robert’s … Continue reading

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