La Jolla Girard Street House – Meda Clubhouse

. The stories of the La Jolla Girard Street house are infamous, the true life “Animal House,” that put together true life outrageous parties. David Olson, formal owner of the the Red Mountain Inn, probably said it best, "I recall the first time I was invited to Macpherson’s Girard Street house, … [Read more...]

Silverback Ale – Mac Meda Postcards With Albert

Back when Jack MacPherson was tending bar at the West End, some dorky beer salesperson stopped in promoting a new type of Ale. Normally these people would get their asses reamed and  run out.  As far as Jack was concern, there were only a handful of beers worth drinking. However, this one sparked … [Read more...]

Cop Rolls Car Busting La Jolla, WindanSea Convention

Here is how the story goes. Huge Mac Meda Convention at WindanSea. Cops like always were waiting out of sight, usually lined up like a fright train somewhere in Bird Rock or at the top of Nautilus St; glued to their radios, tapping fingers on the dashboard, just waiting to  bust underage … [Read more...]

Drinking, Destruction, Sex – Police – La Jolla Mac Meda

The Mac Meda Destruction Co. sounds like a joke, started as a joke, thrived as a joke and ended up like a joke. Or is it? Some of the teen-age, members of this loosely organized group boast the motto, "Drinking Destruction and Sex" Here's the joke punch line, written Jan 10 (1965): On … [Read more...]

Carmel Valley – Adobe House Convention

As Red Mountain Inn owner, David Osborn said in a comment, “Mac Meda's conventions had to move around a bit. The cops were always looking to bust the next one." Besides, Browns Ranch, WindanSea and Sea Lane, there was the coolest of all coolest places to have a Convention. This editor knew it as … [Read more...]

Cuyamaca State Park Convention – In The Trees

Conventions were a must for Mac Meda. In reality it was just a place to go, and either raise some hell, like the Mexico Convention or just kick back,  drink a ton of beers and socialize … as the boys from Animal House said, "Road Trip." Nested in the north East of El Cajon or about 40 miles east … [Read more...]

Little John Syvada – Conrad, Sea Lane and Tequila Sunrise

If there was ever a man that could defied the massive consumption of alcohol and chemicals it was Little John Sylvada. He would have been a medical sensation on any autopsy table. His morning consisted of pouring his first wine cooler at 4am, taking a 1-2 hour nap at 12, and after, getting into the … [Read more...]