Monthly Archives: November 2008

"O" is for Orville: Story by Tom Andersen

Story by Tom Andersen Email Tom (tomandersen@biz.com) Hi June, I enjoyed reading in your blog about Richard English. I was so shocked when he died so young, although having some insight into his personal habits, on second thought, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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1950s: I Visited Santa at the "Big E" in San Francisco

(Me and my older cousin, Gabrielle.) The “Big E” was the Emporium, a huge and historic department store on Market Street, with roots reaching back to the early 20th century. The Big E, a well known destination for all of … Continue reading

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Mumbai Massacre (They came by sea)

News updates,  on Mumbai’s Daily News Analysis (DNA) site please click here

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1960s: Biking thru Coastside Paradise & then… "Dysentery Stew" for Lunch

1960s: Biking thru Coastside Paradise & then…”Dystentery Stew” for Lunch Story by Stephen Lubin Email Steve: stl@lubin.net Prelude: I actually saw more of  Erich von Neff at races and multi club rides than at Pete’s.  He belonged to the SF … Continue reading

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An evening at the Coastal Rep Theater with Tom Andersen

Greetings By Tom Dudzick Directed by Roxane Ashe Coastal Repertory Theater 1167 Main Street Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 650.726.0998 November 21 – December 13, 2008 An Evening at the Coastal Rep Theater with Tom Andersen Email Tom (tomandersen@biz.com “Greetings”, … Continue reading

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Leon's Holiday Garden

Email Leon Kunke (lekunke00@yahoo.com)

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1891: Frank Hendricks Calls HMB the "Gem of the Sea"

Half Moon Bay was originally a tiny village called San Benito. When it grew into a bigger village, it was known as “Spanishtown,” a 19th name that stuck with locals well into the 20th century. In 1891, Coastsider Frank Hendricks … Continue reading

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Green Dinner Plate: It's a succulent!

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Frank & Eddie Thomas: Pennyland – Echoes of the Great Depression

Award-winning filmmakers & musicians Frank and Eddie Thomas (above)  invite you to a “private screening” of their latest work: Pennyland: Echoes of the Great Depression (To view “Pennyland,” the movie, click on the link above, then, please, before or after,  … Continue reading

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Prohibition and the Great Depression

Great Depression & Prohibition Burt and I were talking about the repeal of Prohibition, the 18th Amendment, in 1933, a year when the Great Depression was roaring. On the Coastside, the end of Prohibition instantly put a lot of rumrunners … Continue reading

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