Monthly Archives: October 2009

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society (BDDS): Pete's PICK ….MOIRA SMILEY & VOCO…SUNDAY NOV 8

(BDDS) Pete Douglas says: Come see Moira Smiley & VOCO on Sunday, November 8. They’re folk singers. (BDDS) Linda Goetz says: Next Sunday, Nov. 8th, Pete booked some really interesting folk vocalists – part of our World Music variety. It’s … Continue reading

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Halloween: Frank & Fanny

Fanny & Frank Torres, once theĀ  owners of restaurants in Moss Beach and Montara, including the Distillery, loved to dress up for the holidays. Here they are in Halloween attire—and behind them is the painting I have written about–the one … Continue reading

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RIP Frank Sylvestri: The Half Moon Bay Airport Was All About Frank

Frank Sylvestri WAS the Half Moon Bay Airport; his hangar was called “West Coast Aviation,” with a giant cartoon of Snoopy on the roof. You know the one. You’ve seen it a million times driving south toward Half Moon Bay. … Continue reading

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Double Take:: Is that Mary Poppins posing with the children from El Granada's "Kids By the Sea" School?

You should have seen Mary Poppins skittle across the street, with the kids in tow. She was Mary Poppins, yes she was.

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Do you know the official name of the San Francisco-Bay Bridge?

The official name of the San Francisco-Bay Bridge is the “James ‘Sunny Jim’ Rolph Bridge. Sunny Jim Rolph was a local boy born in the Misison District and the Republican was San Francisco’s longest serving mayor (1912-1931). To view old … Continue reading

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Taschen Web Calendar

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John Vonderlin: The DEVIL'S SLIDE (1950-51)

Story by John Vonderlin Email John: Hi June, During the winter rains of 1950-51, the Devil’s Slide area had its third major closing. That time for 93 days, following closings of 47 days in both 1938 and 1942. While … Continue reading

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