Category Archives: Princeton-by-the-Sea

County Supervisor Rich Gordon to Wed Prominent Physician Dennis J. McShane at the Oceano

Next week San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon and Dr. Dennis J. McShane will say their vows at the Oceano Hotel & Spa in romantic–but still funky–Princeton-by-the-Sea. Mr. Rich Gordon is the Coastside’s popular supervisor and Dr. McShane is highly … Continue reading

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Meet Frank Celestre of Able Body Pet Care

and find out why his friends used to call him “Deep,” and why they now call him “Shallow.”

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Frank Celestre Takes Amy, Matzo, Jasmine & Rocky for a Hike

See the video: Meet Frank and the adorable dogs; you can’t see him, but that’s Rocky in the back window. Frank’s business is:

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The Emerald of Half Moon Bay: Story by Bill Claudino

Restoring the “Irene”: Emerald of the Bay by Bill Claudino Have you seen “the restoration project” at the pier in Princeton? The old fishing boat, the “Irene” is being restored. When I was a boy, this was the “Emerald of … Continue reading

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1945: Princeton Packers Constructing $150,000 Cannery Here

Seven Pittsburg Men Form Fish Cannery Co. for Half Moon Bay 1945, Half Moon Bay Review “The Princeton Packers, recently organized by seven Pittsburg men, has started construction of a Fish Canning Plant at Princeton-by-the-Sea, Half Moon Bay, which will … Continue reading

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1945: Bios of the Princeton Packers Cannery Owners

There were several owners of Princeton Packers; here’s a little info on A.M. Patrick from the Half Moon Bay Review, 1945 “”Ending 20 years with F.E. Booth Company, A.M. Patrick, San Francisco production manager, who recently submitted his resignation, is … Continue reading

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Searching for photos of the 1946 tsunami leads to the unexpected..

Back in the late 1970s, I self-published “Half Moon Bay Memories: The Coastside’s Colorful Past.” It was an exciting project, taking me places: physical, intellectual and emotional that I’d never explored before. My dream of emulating the Paris publishers of … Continue reading

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…Crackin' Crab at Idas….By Collin Tiura

Crackin’ Crab at Ida’s: Story by Collin Tiura [One part of coast-side history that is noteworthy is the Mangue family. Ida, Ernie and their three children: Ron the eldest, then Jeanie and Rudy, who was a year or so older … Continue reading

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"Now The Story Can Be Told" or "The Legend of Who Burned Down the Crab Cottage?"

Princeton-by-the-Sea is a place filled with legends and tall tales. An oft-asked question: Who burned down the beloved Crab Cottage? As the legend goes, John and Slim were two characters that slept in a wood pile. They didn’t bother anyone….unless … Continue reading

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April 1, 1946 Eastern Aleutian Is. Tsunami Damage…

from NOAA click here April 1, 1946 Eastern Aleutian Is. Tsunami Damage along the Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California coasts See References for information sources. Location Amplitude (m) Damage Summary Unga, AK 0.8 Dock and boats washed away. … Continue reading

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