Monthly Archives: October 2005

I Was In Vegas

Burt and I had to go to Las Vegas on business– the magical glittering town’s ad campaign advises “what happens here, stays here”, but, for me, it’s simply not possible to stay too long. Two nights is just perfect, I … Continue reading

Posted in June Morrall, Las Vegas

Incident at Billy Grosskurth's Hotel: Part II

Through his ties to the entertainment industry, Moss Beach hotel owner Billy Grosskurth met lots of eccentric characters but the red-haired Woodside millionaire George Whittell may have been the strangest of them all. Perhaps the men became acquainted in Oakland. … Continue reading

Posted in Billy Grosskurth, Marine View Tavern, Coastside History, George Whittell, Moss Beach

Sighting: Moss Beach Distillery Ghost

In time for Halloween: –I see that Chris Fleming has perhaps caught a photographic glimmer of the famous ghost at the Moss Beach Distillery. Home of the Ghost? Moss Beach Distillery was built in the late 1920s. photo R. Guy … Continue reading

Posted in Moss Beach

Inside the House of Doors

Ever wondered what WAS inside the House of Doors on Highway 92? Way back when Anne Howe lived in the House of Doors–which was composed almost entirely of doors–she was going to sell antiques to the public but the idea … Continue reading

Posted in Ann Howe, Highway 92

Fresh Montara Memorabilia

Montara writer Michael Smoolker has posted fresh Montara memorabilia and copy about Franks at Coastsider.com Take a peek.

Posted in Uncategorized

Heady Times At Billy Grosskurth's Hotel: Part I

Photo: Marine View Tavern By 1934 Prohibition had ended, and now that it was legal to drink booze in Half Moon Bay roadhouses, people stopped coming to the Coastside. Instead attention turned to the Bay Meadows Race Track in San … Continue reading

Posted in Billy Grosskurth, Marine View Tavern, Coastside History, George Whittell, Moss Beach

10:35 AM: Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle

You know I love it!

Posted in weather