Monthly Archives: August 2005

Meet G & G

Meet identical Coastside twins, Greg and Guy Giedzinksi. Guy is “retired” but brother Greg works for himself at his business called San Gregorio Design– building all kinds of neat stuff. For awhile Greg and Guy were separated twins–Greg was skiing … Continue reading

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Rules of the Waves, 1981

In 1981 I interviewed Michael McCreary, owner of Miramar Surfboards, then the only surf shop in Half Moon Bay. Miramar Surfboards was located along Highway 1. At the time Michael had surfed for 17 of his 33 years. June: What … Continue reading

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A Little More Romance

The Romance of Half Moon Bay (cont’d) Half Moon Bay is the historic land of Father Serra and the Missions, of Wells Fargo Stage runs along the dusty roads, of old adobe homes, of the Indians, of the pioneering immigrants … Continue reading

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A Little Romance

In an earlier post, I told you that the circa 1970s Half Moon Bay developers Deane and Deane (along with big corporaton partner Westinghouse) sought to personalize the Coastside, you know, give it a personality, stamp it with an identity. … Continue reading

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Foggy Day in Spanishtown

A foggy, drizzly day in Spanishtown. In the latter part of the 19th century (1870s) Half Moon Bay was known as Spanishtown because there were so many Spanish-speaking people living in the tiny community–there’s even a Spanishtown Historical Society which … Continue reading

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Miramar Tidbit

For years and years at Highway 1 and Medio Road in Miramar there was a tall wooden pole that had obviously been a sign post, advertising something, but what? You couldn’t see anything because the sign had been nailed over … Continue reading

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Behold the Sea: Many Historic Events

At left: Pete Douglas (in the back) and his brother, Jack, pose at the Ebb Tide Cafe, the hip coffee/jazz house, surrounded by artichokes and overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Miramar. This was the beginning of the Bach Dancing & … Continue reading

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Joke

A married couple is in bed sound asleep when the phone wakes them up at 2 a.m. The sleepy husband answers and says to the caller: “We’re about 200 miles away. I guess it’s okay.â€? He hangs up. “Who was … Continue reading

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Back to the Miramar & Maymie

A few posts back I told you how I first got into Coastside history. I was obsessed with it and had to have everything I could get my hands on. Every time I collected a new photo, fact or anecdote, … Continue reading

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