Monthly Archives: September 2006

Bank of Half Moon Bay

Photo: courtesy Spanishtown Historical Society, the SHS operates a small museum on Johnston St. Check with the HMB Chamber of Commerce for the schedule. Advertisements

Posted in Coastside History, Half Moon Bay history

Rancheros Sought Safety On The Coastside (1840s) Part IV

(Photo: The Johnston House before it was restored. The historic house is open to the public–check with the HMB Chamber of Commerce for the schedule). Few, if anyone, had managed to maneuver wheeled vehicles of any kind over that mountainous … Continue reading

Posted in Coastside History, Rancheros

“Hi June…I ran into Burt the other day in Burlingame and he told me about your site…Very Nice! I have been metal detecting above Surfer’s Beach on the freshly mowed bluffs and am constantly coming up with lead cargo seals … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Shore Railroad

Peter Adams writes…

dear june, sure is fun checking in with your wonderful site. keep on keeping the coastal memories alive and kickin’. just saw my name mentioned in a complementary context — thank you, fayden! anyone remember orville, the ex-seal and appliance … Continue reading

Posted in Peter Adams

We Hear From Fayden, The HMB Man Who Drinks Too Much Coffee

Photo: Poodle, is that a black cat, too?– and Belinda with Fayden. Photo: courtesy Fayden Hi June! Just busy fixing, building, being a grandpa, being a dad, being a husband, being a good worker, being being being etc. (Baba Ram … Continue reading

Posted in Coastside Characters, Fayden

Rancheros Sought Safety On The Coastside (1840s) Part III

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Posted in Coastside History, Rancheros

In Defense of Old Houses (And A Note of Sad News)

Got an email from Greg Faris* citing the current status of 639 Santiago in El Granada–an historic home listed in Barbara Vanderwerf’s** book, “Granada, A Synonym for Paradise”. ” …It [639 Santiago] is set to be demolished in November unless … Continue reading

Posted in El Granada