LOST— From the CAPITAL SALOON, on Se- cond street, on Wednesday morning, 1st inst, a yellow French CANARY BIRD. Whoever may have the same in possession, and will return it to Madame JOSEPHINE, at the Capital Saloon, will be liberally rewarded. Sacramento Daily Union, 2 August 1855  

a Rational Way

San Francisco Call, 25 February 1898. PARTNERS WANTED. WANTED— Lady partner, widow preferred, not over 35. with $3000, to take half interest in a circus now organizing to tour the State of California and Texas; no triflers. Address box 1294, Call office. ============== Amusements: SUNDAY— German Day; Vote for Popular Society; See the German Societies … [Read more…]

Sweet Bird

I read that Joni is seriously ill. I hope for the best. Sweet Bird by Joni Mitchell Out on some borderline Some mark of in between I lay down golden in time And woke up vanishing Sweet bird you are Briefer than a falling star All these vain promises on beauty jars Somewhere with your … [Read more…]

Daily Alta California, 3 August 1875

Simple Assault. John Haley, the jealous husband, who was as- saulted by William Lundberg with a flat-Iron, re- fused to prosecute the destroyer of his domestic felicity. But the latter was convicted on a charge of simple assault. ============================= Board of Supervisors. The order prohibiting theatrical performances after one o’clock a. m., and prohibiting the … [Read more…]


Daily Alta California, 3 June 1869 Perjury. – About ten days since Jacob Spingler was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor, for writing an obscene letter in German to a young woman named Jennie Rohl. He was tried in the Police Court and fined $100. On the trial Spingler testified that he could neither write … [Read more…]

Sonoma County Opens ‘Recycletown’

On Saturday, June 27, at the County Sanitary Landfill on Mecham Road off south Stony Point Road between Petaluma and Cotati, “Recycletown” will be officially inaugurated by Garbage Reincarnation, Inc., the Sonoma County Community Recycling Center, and by the Sonoma County Public Works Department. Recycletown is a place where citizens can bring used oil, paint, … [Read more…]