Thanks to my Pacifica Tribune readers for following my Wandering & Wondering column the past 20 years. I have folded the column and refocused my journalistic energies on this blog, covering the Coastside from Pacifica to Pescadero. All my newspaper columns are archived here on Riptide: Just click the Wandering & Wondering category on the sidebar.
"Or take a stroll over to Ink Dwell, the new studio of painter Jane Kim, who specializes in ornate audoban-style murals of still wildlife...” (One Day One Place: Half Moon Bay, July 11, by Greg Thomas, S.F. Chronicle travel editor)
From The (San Mateo) Daily Journal, Letters to the editor, July 2, 2018:
San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church opined recently that the June election had been "extremely successful" because 44 percent of residents voted […]. How sad that in a democracy where all citizens have an equal right to vote, fewer than half take advantage of the privilege. Do 66 percent of citizens subscribe to the bromide "I don’t really care, do u?”
(Reader Pierre Messerli caught this mathematically challenged letter.)
"The Bay Guardian won’t be coming back as a weekly paper — for daily breaking news and independent voices, please visit 48 Hills, the website started in 2013 by Bay Guardian editors Tim Redmond and Marke B. The Bay Guardian will be making political endorsements, publishing political advocacy and opinion, relaunching Best of the Bay and the GOLDIES arts awards, and digitizing 48 years of archives and ephemera." BAY GUARDIAN
Peter Loeb proposes a $1,000 fine for every "apostrophe catastrophe" (as Herb Caen used to call them) such as this whopper from Pacifica Patch: "A state report shows how much city officials are paid, and while some cities don't pay their mayor's anything, others pay big time..."