Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar, 12 October 1916 DAN CUPID WINS AFTER STERN RACE Jack Murry Returns From Unavailing Search for Daughter and Her Husband Jack Murray of Lytton returned Saturday, after an unavailing chase of several hundred miles in pursuit of his daughter and her husband. Murray is an experienced tracker and scout but … [Read more…]
On the New York Times: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a poet, publisher and political iconoclast who inspired and nurtured generations of San Francisco artists and writers from City Lights, his famed bookstore, died on Monday at his home in San Francisco. He was 101.
From the New York Times: Johnny Pacheco, Who Helped Bring Salsa to the World, Dies at 85 A Dominican-born bandleader and songwriter, he co-founded Fania Records, known as the Motown of Salsa.
His drawings were so outrageous that, on first encountering them, his fellow cartoonist R. Crumb recalled feeling that “suddenly my own work seemed insipid.” . A NYT obituary of S. Clay Wilson . . Hucklecatt Hawaii 1h ago Sitting in the upstairs rooms of Peter Rich’s “Velo Sport” shop in Berkeley doing windowpane and reading … [Read more…]
At the Guardian’s International Edition today, an article titled: ‘Invisible killer’: fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds Pollution from power plants, vehicles and other sources accounted for one in five of all deaths that year, more detailed analysis reveals shows a stunning increase in morbidity from fossil fuel pollutants. Oliver Milman … [Read more…]
From the New York Times obits: Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64 Long at Newsweek, she was regarded as one of her generation’s pre-eminent science writers. An “Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham said. … Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, wrote on Twitter that Ms. Begley would … [Read more…]
On another forum I read, there was reference to a “FRANLAB” u-tube segment on a hand made Shelby carbon filament incandescent light bulb from the turn of the 20th Century. Fran is entertaining and informative, I like her videos! This video brought back memories from Gravity’s Rainbow, in which Thomas Pynchon wrote a sub-story about … [Read more…]
A NY Times Book section obituary Diane di Prima, Poet of the Beat Era and Beyond, Dies at 86 and an Associated Press obituary were published today, 10/28/2020. From the New York Times: Ms. di Prima often spoke of the influence of her maternal grandfather, Domenico Mallozzi, a tailor and ardent anarchist who had immigrated … [Read more…]
Auburn Journal 20 February 1919 WEALTHY LINCOLN MAN BELIEVED DEAD IN STORM ON DIVIDE, BODY SOUGHT Lume Adams, well-to-do Lincoln man, 83 years old, was lost in a snow storm near Forest Hill early Tuesday morning of last week and it is believed he perished, as no trace of him has been found. Searching parties … [Read more…]
In the 1990’s, we got to know this winery up county off Dry Creek. Bob Stemmler produced Bellissimo, a marvelous rich, red claret. The winery is gone, but the fond memories of sending a bottle back to the kitchen at Chez Panisse lives on. We’d buy it by the case, it was a “reasonably” priced … [Read more…]