Monthly Archives: March 2006

Strike a Pose…at Moss Beach

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View through an old lens

Looking almost like an oil painting, from a hill in El Granada, enjoy this breathtaking view of Miramar, with the Miramar Beach Inn, (you’ve got to pick it out) standing almost by itself, overlooking the ocean. 30 years ago.

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Farmer of the Year: Ron Bongard

The Farm Bureau has named Ron Bongard “Farmer of the Year” Ron’s nursery is located on Hwy 92, north side, a mile or so from the historic town of Half Moon Bay. Bongard’s Treescape Nursery is a fun place to … Continue reading

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Video Professor: June's Media Observation of the Day

Dear Mr. Video Professor, I know you’re from the “old schoolâ€? and your tv sales pitch is directed to computer illiterates—but I am sick and tired of you, the lady and the three- year- old daughter who knows more about … Continue reading

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Coastside Secret

What’s the story here?

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Why I Like MCTV

Many years ago I produced/wrote a 60-minute documentary called “The Mystery of Half Moon Bayâ€?. The way I pitched the project and sold it made me feel like a waitress at Schwabs discovered by a famous Hollywood producer. Okay, maybe … Continue reading

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San Gregorio Farms & Its Small Miracle

At San Gregorio Farms, in the 1970s, the main crops weren’t artichokes or chocolate milk cows. What do you think it was? I’ll give you one guess…..Nope. How about a super-agricultural earthworm, a hybrid called “the small miracle”? The 300-acre … Continue reading

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La La La Honda…remember when….

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Intermission: Falling Rocks Close Devil's Slide

Commuting Coastsiders are holding their breath….but officials say it’s only temporary, a matter of hours– intermission time at Devil’s Slide. I guess you should know that I will miss the old Devil’s Slide route. Thinking about getting stuck in traffic … Continue reading

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Visit the Coastside in 1946

“Down the Ocean Shoreâ€?*—From “San Francisco: A Chapter in Your Life”, a pamphlet encouraging people to visit California after WWII, published by Californians, Inc, 1946. I inserted the photos by R. Guy Smith. (“S1â€? = Highway 1—automobile tour begins near … Continue reading

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