Monthly Archives: January 2009

It's a Beautiful Day…. (Herrliches Tag (that's German, did I get it right?)

 

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Beachcomber Editor Covers the news in the old "Coast Side Comet"

I like this 1980s article by Shirley Zynda, former editor of the “Beachcomber”. ——— By Shirley Zynda “Like Haley’s Comet (its namesake), THE COAST SIDE COMET AND COAST SIDE NEWS – George E. Dunn, Editor and Proprietor—Is the Sensation of … Continue reading

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Occidental Hotel, HMB: The Stage Stopped Here

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Nature Watch: Message from Barbara Mauz

Story by Barbara Mauz (Nature Watch) Email Barbara (nature_watch@hotmail.com Take a look at the pair of excellent letters below — it is important that the Board of Supervisors hear from you regarding their proposal to take away your opportunity to have people represent … Continue reading

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1890s: Crystal Springs Lake: No Swimming Allowed Here

  In the summer of 1890, it was a common sight to see boating parties skimming along Crystal Springs Lake. The rowboats and sailboats, reserved for the exclusive use of Spring Valley Water Co. employees, were always moored there. It … Continue reading

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Long Ago Main Street

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Pioneer Banker/ Bank of America founder A.P. Giannini is Jumping Out of His Grave

  A.P. Giannini’s Four Rules of Success * Pick a business you love. * Save $1000 and invest it in that same business. * Own your own home. * Know what you want to be doing a year from today. … Continue reading

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Walter Ruhlmann: "May the last day of 2008 be sweet to you"

Although we have already tip-toed into 2009,  poetry editor  Walter Ruhlmann’s  message remains warm. ——- Hello Dear Ones I am proud to announce that you can now find the first three issues of mgv2>datura published on line at issuu.com The … Continue reading

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I met Leon Wilson "the legend of Half Moon Bay"

At the Rite Aid Pharmacy in town, I met the most charming man: Leon Wilson. I was delighted to learn that he is “the legend of Half Moon Bay,” having worked for building contractors for four decades.

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Mark Litke: Focussing his mind's lens on the world

After forwarding an email to  Lincoln High School classmate Mark Litke, the former ABC  newsman (stationed in Hong Kong)  told me what’s new in his professional life: Mark Litke: I’ve recently hooked up with a new PBS program (World Focus)…a … Continue reading

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