Monthly Archives: April 2009

1984: The Chrysler Story: Going for Broke

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The Trees (Eucalyptus) of El Granada

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WWII: Was John Reber a Wonder or a Blunder? B category looks good to me.

(The following piece is related to the Reber Plan; he’s the guy who wanted to turn San Francisco Bay into one giant lake after WWII. With military highways and military airports, too. I like the military highways because they are … Continue reading

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I don't often post traveling videos

this special  one, featuring mostly very funny  smiling animals, guarantees human lip movements, too.  Explains John Vonderlin:Hi June,    In a bit of serendipity this 60 second video was in my Inbox this morning. I thought you might enjoy the … Continue reading

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Ron Laughlin, Our Man in New Zealand

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Comment: Those Swine Flu Masks Sure Remind Me of the 1919 Influence Pandemic

Gee, I don’t mean to be funny, but I hope they aren’t recycling those masks from the 1919 Influenza Pandemic. They wore similar masks in San Francisco and San Mateo. (The opera was closed, schools, too) People flocked (flocked? you … Continue reading

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More from former Coastsider Katie, Now in Guatamala

  Dear June I took care of Les’ mother for the last four years of her life until she passed three years ago, so I have a (small) idea of what you’ve been through; that’s how I ended up at … Continue reading

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Anglo Misthos & John Vonderlin Talk NEW OSRR

  Hi Angelo,    Your mentioning of the OSR building a road along the Waddell Bluffs, thinking it would absorb landslides and leave the rail line clear, was a new set of facts for me. I found this article that … Continue reading

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If it's Sunday, it's DREAMY MACHINES AT THE HISTORIC HMB AIRPORT

(Image. That’s photographer Deb Wong with Barbara Senz, the too-modest woman behind Bob Senz, both longtime Coastsiders who helped started the “Dream Machine” show for a local non-profit..  Mr. Senz has helped a lot of Coastsiders, including me, without being … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Coastside: Thank You El Granada Post Office

Almost every post office I have been (in other places), I have found them cold, unfunny and frankly I wanted to get out. The El Granada Post Office people may have their bad days but they are almost always smiling … Continue reading

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