Category Archives: Princeton-by-the-Sea

The Fisherman's Son: Best Book About Princeton by Michael Koepf

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County Supervisor Rich Gordon To Wed Prominent Physician Dennis McShane At The Oceano Hotel, Princeton-by-the-Sea

Romantic fishing village Princeton-by-the-Sea to be backdrop to the McShane-Gordon weddingCouple to wed at the Oceano Hotel & Spa. (Photo of Rich Gordon earlier this year) San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon‘s longtime partner Dennis J. McShane is a famous … Continue reading

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The History of the Nerli Family by Elaine M. Teixeira

Elaine M. Teixeira recently spoke with Frank Nerli, who resides in Redwood City with his wife, Millie, a native of Massachusetts. Frank is the last surviving immediate member of his family. The History of the Nerli Family by Elaine M. … Continue reading

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Good Rumor: Who were the beautiful people at the Oceano Hotel?

Friends have told me that they spotted some very rich, beautiful looking “hippies” staying at the Oceano Hotel in Princeton-by-the-Sea. I got excited and asked: What does a rich hippie look like? What were they wearing? What did their hair … Continue reading

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1920s Silent Film Poster FOUND!…."LET WOMEN ALONE" FILMED IN PRINCETON

One morning an incredibly nice Carole Allen of New Jersey googled “Let Women Alone,” because a friend of her mother’s, an antiques dealer, had the poster in her garage–and she came upon my blog talking about this “lost” 1920s film, … Continue reading

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Princeton-by-the-Sea: Coastside Luminaries Celebrate Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the New Oceano Hotel & Spa

  (Photo: Indoor Shopping Mall with beautiful glass roof) By June Morrall The crowds were thick and upbeat in the lobby of the new Oceano Hotel & Spa at Princeton-by-the-Sea. On a drizzly Coastside evening, they were there to witness … Continue reading

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….You want fresh crab? We got crab….

from Richard who was working aboard the Maurauder at Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton-by-the-Sea.

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"Reading Time" by artist Michael Bowen

“Reading Time,” Painting by artist Michael Bowen, who, in the late 1950s, lived with other hardcore beatniks in the Abalone Factory at Princeton-by-the-Sea. (Photo: L-R: Beat Artist Michael Bowen with beat writer Gregory Corso standing in front of the Trieste … Continue reading

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To See Photos of the Effects of 1946 Tsunami at Princeton-by-the-Sea

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The Princeton-by-the-Sea…In My Mind…

For many Coastsiders— Princeton-by-the-Sea— lives on in a special cove in the mind—a space carefully protected from invasions of the ordinary. In today’s world where new American cities and towns are designed in advance, all identical, with no surprises, no … Continue reading

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