Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Sylvia Parker Story: Early Moss Beach

[Image below. The Moss Beach Gas Station (that stood on the east side of Hwy 1) Mrs. Parker refers to in her letter. My neighbor, Mrs. Pacini, a longtime Coastsider, now in her 90s, believes some of her relatives are … Continue reading

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Beautiful Elizabeth Rocha was Chamarita Queen in 2007…Chamarita this weekend

1920s Chamarita

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I hear from Deb Wong (New Spring Mountain Gallery Opening Coincides with the Chamarita)

While visiting the Chamarita, drop by Deb and Michael Wong’s Spring Mountain Gallery Opening tomorrow, Saturday, at 890 Main Street, a short walk from the historic festivities.    Hi June,   Been busy at the gallery since we moved there, … Continue reading

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Silvia Scheibli's Tequila Adventure…A Five-Hour Ride Across the Border, Through a Remote Mural Covered Canyon, Well, I'll Let Her Tell the Story

    Story by former Coastsider Silvia Scheibli, who now lives and heads the English department at a school in Arizona. Silvia is also a well known published poet. [Note: This weekend  Silvia and four “experienced” friends, fluent in Spanish, … Continue reading

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See what happened next…John Vonderlin Finds Allies at Tunitas Beach

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Joseph w Guillaume: Aloha Half Moon Bay

Story by Joseph w. Guillaume Email Joe: http://joeguillaume.com/ Aloha, I grew up in Half Moon Bay. Well at least from 1966 to 1978. In 1978 I returned home to Hawaii. I was hanai (adopted Hawaiian style by my great-grand-mother). My mother … Continue reading

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Summer's Coming….

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Erich von Neff: Bohemian Fiction: "Lunch Expresso"

Lunch Expresso by Erich von Neff Joe Lauracella said that deep within the forest near Skyline Ridge there lived a danseuse named Karin Yamakawa who was rumored to have pouty lips and perhaps much more. At the time (the late … Continue reading

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The Wall between East/West Germany was covered with Art & so is the Wall Between Arizona & Mexico

An example from Silvia, former Coastsider, and now  head of the English department at an Arizona school.

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Cliff Pierce: 1932: Taking the High Road to Half Moon Bay

Story by Cliff Pierce The year was 1932. Late on a July afternoon a low level mixture of clouds and fog moved in from the ocean off Half Moon Bay, swirled up the Pilarcitos Valley and settled on the hills … Continue reading

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