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He always carried a bag to collect empty bottles and cans. His name was Albert (Tapper) Torney. Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans. After he died in 1998 (age 86), his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered. (Internet nugget forwarded by Marv Morganti)

Astro Bowl: Rock & Roll Light Show @ Sea Bowl

Sea Bowl

Every Friday night, the bowling alley presents Astro Bowl, a multicolored laser show with musical beats from the DJ, along with video screens that will have you moonwalking up and down the shiny lanes. It's entertainment for people who yearn for the club scene atmosphere—without the club. From 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fridays, off Highway 1 just south of Rockaway Beach and Fassler Avenue in Pacifica. Call 650-738-8190 for information.

Riptide's Pumpkin Festival Drive Challenge

There was little hope for Coastsiders dreading traffic nightmares on Highway 1 during the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. And once again this year, Riptide's designated motorist departed from Pacific Manor at noon Sunday, heading south on Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay. What time did our trouper cross Highway 92? Click Comments link below to find out the answer or to record your own miserable experience on Highway 1.