Monthly Archives: July 2005

El Gray

When Westinghouse and the developers Deane and Deane were trying to promote the Coastside they put out a little pamphlet which I will quote from later and they produced a calendar in an attempt to dispell the rumor that this … Continue reading

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White Sky

Through my window I can see a mass of Eucalyptus trees and bits of white sky in between the branches and leaves. It is so quiet and peaceful here.

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Westinghouse on the Coastside

Soon after I moved here in the early 1970s, I became aware that Westinghouse was here, too. What was a big corporation doing in this rural scene? It was a time when some giant corporationss were buying up land for … Continue reading

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The Sky is White

Fog out there again, today. All day.

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Sam’s Chowder House

(Photo: Ida and her husband pose for the camera at their colorful outdoor market near the site of a new restaurant/seafood market to be called Sam’s Chowder House) Paul Schenkman, owner of the Cetrella Bistro on Main Street in Half … Continue reading

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Jumping Ahead

First of all, it’s foggy….let’s celebrate….the last few summers have been all too sunny for me, this is more like it. In my opinion, when you live on the Coastside, it should at the very least be drizzly, gloomily foggy … Continue reading

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Hard to believe….but true

When I was at San Jose State it was a real treat to visit the Coastside. For one thing I’d be coming from a very hot place to a very cool one. I’d see the first signs of fog either … Continue reading

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And now..

(Above, me, and beloved dog, Scorpio, at the top of Montara Mountain, looking south toward Montara and Moss Beach. 1970s. What a view!) At the moment I’m at home on the Coastside enjoying the fog…(earlier today I had to drive … Continue reading

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Miramar Beach Inn

Earlier I wrote that it was the old Coastside buildings, lucky to still be standing and dying to talk, that got my attention. The first one that tested my curiosity was the Miramar Beach Inn and that was because it … Continue reading

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I didn’t know Half Moon Bay was there

I never visited the Coastside while I was growing up in San Francisco. I didn’t even know it was there. What I tell people is that one of the things I learned in school was to move to Marin County. … Continue reading

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