Category Archives: Pescadero

Fishing Near Pescadero

(Image courtesy San Mateo County History Museum. The Museum is one of my favorite charities. Please visit the exhibits and archives located in the Redwood City’s historical courthouse, the one with the beautiful dome.]

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Had Lunch At Duartes in Pescadero

Notice how Ron Duarte never changes? What’s his secret? Here he is with his super-creative daughter, Kathy. I ordered artichoke ravioli, delicious–but did you know they serve “farmed” abalone? Next time I’ll try that.

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Perfection: Grown in Pescadero

(Photo: From Pescadero: the most sumptuous–luxurious– lilies).

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1898: The Half Moon Bay-Pescadero Tiff: Part III Conclusion

[Note: Please read Parts I & II below] Upon returning to Half Moon Bay, Roma T. Jackson, the Coast Advocate reporter, punched out an unfriendly story, once again pointing out the poor condition of the cemetery fence at Pescadero–going so … Continue reading

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1898: The Half Moon Bay-Pescadero Tiff: Part II

But by 1898, what had been dubbed “the Pebble Beach War” was over and the beach was open to everyone–and now that the air had cleared, Half Moon Bay sent some of its concerned citizens on a special mission to … Continue reading

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1898: The Half Moon Bay-Pescadero Tiff: Part I

In February, 1898, the villagers of Pescadero had had enough of the stream of unrelenting criticism dished out by a visiting contingent from Half Moon Bay. What was the problem? It was about everything in general, but specifically, the poisonous … Continue reading

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…And Greetings From Pescadero…

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Meet Pescadero Soccer Player "Mountain Lion" Lloyd Locke (1920s)

For one or two semesters Lloyd Locke, whose prominent HMB family owned a home on Purrisima Canyon Road, was sent to Pescadero for his schooling. [More to come] Locke/Nelson Ranch on the Purisima/Higgins Canyon Road

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J.C. Williamson: Dapper President of Pescadero School District

And here’s the list of neighbors who contributed to the “Soccer Field Fund” in the 1920s– for all of you folks interested in who was then living, working and financially supporting the school district in Pescadero. The names are: J.C. … Continue reading

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Let's Take A Field Trip! [1924]: Part I

Drawing of Pescadero High’s colors by a Pescadero student, 1920s It was spring 1924 in the tiny village of Pescadero. The cattle grazed peacefully., the brook reflected the clear blue sky and the wild buttercups and daisies competed for attention. … Continue reading

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