Monthly Archives: December 2008

Pre-Prohibition Era Humor: A little bitter with your sweet

From John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) The cartoon, below, appeared in the San Francisco Call, 1912. On a more serious note, me, June, wants to remind you that the “Call” was a progressive newspaper, often drawing attention to  finding solutions … Continue reading

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The Bar at Crab Landing….

When facing an unknown future, it’s okay to have a glass of pink champagne. And this glassful was delicious. That’s Christian, the bartender, btw.

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Yes, you must go to the new Crab Landing Restaurant

(Image: Fish in the aquarium at the Crab Landing Restaurant.) On the spur of the moment, Burt and I walked over to Princeton and enjoyed a delightful lunch at the new Crab Landing Restaurant. We sat at the bar and … Continue reading

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Pillar Point's Arch: Story/Photos by John Vonderlin

Pillar Point Arch Story/Photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, I try not to let my desire to explore the Coastside’s hidden spots interfere with my “caregiving commitment,” so I usually limit myself to one trip a week to … Continue reading

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Prohibition at Princeton: "Rum War at Sea" The Coast Guard's Story

(The Pacific Coast rum runner Coal Harbor. Photo: National Archives) Top & Below From: Rum War at Sea: by Malcolm Willoughby, Commander USCGR (T) “The markets for liquor at San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego attracted rum running in … Continue reading

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Dec. 14: Get Ready to Surf the Big Wave at the San Mateo County History Museum

Get ready to surf the Big-Wave Grand Opening of Maverick’s Exhibit Sunday, December 14, 2008 Join us 10am – 2 pm San Mateo Couny History Museum Redwood City Courthouse 650.299.0104

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1970s: Princeton's Soup & Sandwich Thief: Story by Tom Andersen

Princeton’s Soup & Sandwich Thief Story by Tom Andersen Email Tom:(tomandersen@biz.com) When I owned the Princeton Market & Deli in the 1970s, the Princeton Inn (PI)–then owned by Ed Tonini– was padlocked by the California State Board of Equalization for … Continue reading

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"Half Moon Bay Drag Races, 1955" Story by Erich von Neff

“Half Moon Bay Drag Races, 1955″ Story by Erich von Neff Rich Bruckman stood on the seat of the Model A Ford Roadster. He could see planes, their engines warming up, their propellers whirling and whirling. It seemed as if … Continue reading

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Tom Andersen says: Pillar Pont-Mavericks Needs a Make-Over

Story by Tom Andersen Email Tom (tomandersen@biz.com) “Mavericks Underground” t is hard to visualize the profile at Pillar Point without the silhouettes of the tracking facility, but this was the view when I moved to the Coastside in 1958. There … Continue reading

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