Monthly Archives: December 2007

Other Work VI: "Pete’s Cafe" A Novella by Erich Viktor von Neff

The following novella was written by Erich Viktor von Neff. The author dedicates “Pete Cafe” to his dear friend Dan Durigan, now deceased, former longshoreman and owner of Durigano’s Nursery in Pescadero. Pete’s Café Somewhere Near the Great Khan In … Continue reading

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…Red and Green…

(Photo by Leon Kunke)

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1970s: Me and Miss Lial

(Miss Lial’s house.) To read more about Miss Lial, click here

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Keep Up with John Vonderlin's South Coast Adventures

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….Below Cost….

(R. Guy Smith photo)

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St. Seraphims Hermitage: Home to the Russian Nuns…

Once known as the Moss Beach Club, this one-story wooden building was a popular gathering place, owned by the well known Angelo Martini family of Moss Beach, who later sold it to the Russian Nuns. Today the Russian Orthodox Monastery, … Continue reading

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Now we know who lived in the El Granada Bathhouse during Prohibition…

The Bathhouse at El Granada beach was built during the Ocean Shore Railroad era, in anticipation of serving beach-going visitors, but when the iron road failed, the Bathhouse became home for the Mearini family. This is the first I’d heard … Continue reading

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