Back to the 1950s when "Bud" Hara Bought HMB Auto Parts

From the Half Moon Bay Review

This story is from some time in the 1950s

“Raymond “Bud” Hara, formerly of Redwood City, has purchased the Half Moon Bay Auto Parts, it was announced today.

“Hara is well known on the coastside. He is the uncle of Ray and Pete Villa of Half Moon Bay, the brother of Mrs. Betty Villa of Tunitas canyon district. He has lived all his life in San Mateo County.

“Hara’s uncle, now deceased, was Jack Hara who operated a horse ranch in the Miramar district a number of years ago. Another uncle was Ray “Zip” Hara, former Shell oil truck driver, who covered Half Moon Bay and the backwoods district more than 25 years ago.

“Hara plans to move to Half Moon Bay with his wife and two daughters as soon as his Redwood City home can be sold. He has been in the auto parts business for 17 years.

“Mrs. Nancy Hara, wife of the new owner, will assist her husband in the store.

“The indicated sellers of the store were Mr. and Mrs. Selwyn “Red” Monroe of Pacifica. Monroe said that he planned to open an auto parts store at Pleasant Hill, Calif, with his sons soon.”

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1947 - 2010
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