Monthly Archives: February 2008

1960s: Montara Fire Chief, Friend Hurt in Airport Crash

From the Half Moon Bay Review Story from the 1960s Montara Fire Chief Joe Miles and Wilburn L. Hunt of El Granada were in critical condition at a San Mateo hospital this week following an airplane accident at Half Moon … Continue reading

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RIP: Fisherman Henry Bettencourt (January 1985)

Henry Bettencourt Henry Bettencourt, 82, a commercial fisherman for 60 years who fished out of Princeton on his boat, Evon, since 1940, died Tuesday (Jan 1985) in St. Catherine Hospital in Moss Beach. A native of San Leandro, he had … Continue reading

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Did you buy a copy of my new book: Princeton-by-the-Sea?

There are so many fun places to buy “Princeton-by-the-Sea.” You can visit the bookstores, each one very different from the other and including: Bay Book, Coastside Books, Inkspell and Moon News. All in different parts of Half Moon Bay so … Continue reading

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Coastside Kids Program…Get 'em out there fishing…

(Photo courtesy Fran “Brother Buzz” Young.)

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1911: Steamer Service to and from…

From the 1911 Redwood City Democrat: ” The owners of the wharf at Princeton on the oceanside have a pile driver at work on the 80 foot extension of the wharf which is being made to accommodate the new steamship … Continue reading

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RIP: Mary Florey, Founder of Florey's Books in Pacifica & Special Friend to Authors

Mary Florey, Founder of Florey’s Book Co. On Valentines Day Pacifica lost a sympathetic ear and a big heart. Mary Florey died after a prolonged illness at 81 years old. Mary, who founded Florey’s Book Co. over thirty years ago, … Continue reading

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…Barnacles & Crab….

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……Burt, the Fourth Captain….

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Photographer Roberto Ayala & Artist Michael Bowen

stand in front of the Cafe Trieste in San Francisco’s North Beach. Both Ayala and Bowen could often be found at the famous “Abalone Factory”–home to a group of beatniks that had been kicked out of North Beach and found … Continue reading

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1950s: Incorporation of the Unincorpated Areas Comes Up From Time to Time

From the Half Moon Bay Review, 1950s “The appearance of Edward Milton Tonini of Princeton on Jan 7 at a public meeting of citizens to discuss the possibility of incorporation of the area between Devil’s slide and Half Moon Bay … Continue reading

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