Monthly Archives: March 2009

Angelo Misthos has a lot to say about the Ocean Shore Railroad "plaques"

Hi, June. I recently ran across two pictures online of similar plaques re the Ocean Shore R.R. One is at or near the Post Office and the other “in a small grassy  area in El Granada.”   Perhaps you are familiar … Continue reading

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Barry Parr felt the 4.3 earthquake in Montara

From Barry Parr at Coastsider.com A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck 11 miles north of Morgan Hill and 16 miles south of downtown San Jose at 10:40am today. I felt a strong rocking sensation for a couple of seconds on the … Continue reading

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The Half Moon Bay Residence of Supervisor Francis

Manual Francis was a county supervisor in the early 1900s.

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1954: Talbot J. Vallier Was A Fascinating Guy

September 6, 1954:  Talbot J. Vallier, 85, of Main Street, Half Moon Bay, died Saturday at Community Hospital after a sudden illness. A native of Oakland, he had lived in Half Moon Bay 25 years. A former captain in the … Continue reading

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John Vonderlin: Purissima: Lots of Fun fishing for 400 fish

Hi June,    Here’s a fun story about fishing at Purisima. I don’t have the text part yet, but thought you’d enjoy this. John “They say they caught 400 but their friends smile” ScreenShot1323.jpg 94K   View   Download   ScreenShot1324.jpg 278K   View   Download   ScreenShot1325.jpg 284K   View   Download   ScreenShot1326.jpg … Continue reading

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Michael Powers: Extravaganza on the Water: High Noon, April 19

Warm salutations to all our adventuresome friends, Here’s your invitation to the annual Tsunami Rangers/Reef Madness Race, high noon on April 19th – would love to see you here!  As this wonderful adventure called life continues, Michael & Nani      … Continue reading

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1930s (Depression Era) Buick Car Dealer Buys Horse…but what a Horse!

Old-New Story by June Morrall “I wouldn’t give 850 for the best horse living,” said Charles Stewart Howard in 1907. Years later the pioneer distributor of Buick motorcars might have laughed at his comment. In the 1930s the distributor-turned-auto-magnate paid … Continue reading

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1935 (Depression Era): Mondays with the Supes; Tuesdays with the Coastside Civic Union

[Below: I'm trying to make sense out of a politically charged  tiff, in 1935, between some county supervisors, including Supervisor Witt, and the editor/publisher of the Half Moon Bay Review. There's been a meeting at the Half Moon Bay Inn. … Continue reading

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1925: Come to the Whist Party and Dance

1925: Whist Partty and Dance Given By The Pioneer Club At Montara School House Music by “The Californians” Admission 75 cents per Person, including Supper….Valuable Prizes

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1935: Return of the Ocean Shore RR???

From an unidentified source, possibly a newspaper, 1935 Many Officials Present Much Enthusiasm Shown ————– The Coastside Civic Union held their regular monthly dinner meeting at the Half Moon Bay Inn on Tuesday evening with an unusually large attendance. All … Continue reading

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