Carmel Valley Conventions – Brown’s Ranch

Carmel Valley in the old days was considered the sticks - depending on type of vehicle, and pit stops it took about a two beers as the crow flies before one got to the Carmel Valley turnoff off Interstate 5 and another 1 to two beers to get to Brown’s Cattle Ranch. Browns Ranch was not really owned … [Read more...]

Long Bar, Tijuana Mexico – Bootleg Tequila and Stale Beer

If you Google search Long Bar, the first three pages are filled with some historic Old Town Irvine bar called Tia Juana's Long Bar and Grill. The website hypes that you sit under the brightly colored banners, sipping Tia Juana's famous hand-shaken Margaritas, and eating the freshly made tortillas … [Read more...]

Nate Parrish – La Jolla Volleyball Champ, Model, and First Streaker

Some of the people pictured are, Patty Brewer Macpherson (Roman lady), Pat Shea (ballerina) Brunette on far right is Little John Sylvada's girlfriend, Jack (Roman Solder). Jack always had the photo of Pat Shea framed ...and there was this infamous quote to his wife Pinky, "Bring my real clothes. I … [Read more...]

La Jolla Halloween Parting – Mac Meda Style

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31, but to Meda La Jollans, the closest Friday or Saturday night.  As for a bit of history, it has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints, but who gives a blab blab hell about that. For La Jolla, it has … [Read more...]

Body Whomping – WindanSea, Sea Lane, Marine St

WindanSea’s claim to fame was its surf.  Sea Lane and Marine Street's claim to fame is its wicked shore break otherwise known as 'whomp,' or what locals dubbed when you body surfed it, Bodywhomping. The term originated in the early 1960s at the three beaches due to the sound heard when the wave … [Read more...]

La Jolla – Car Goes Over Torrey Pines Cliff – Blacks Beach

For the locals back in the early 1960s, La Jolla's Torrey Pines Cliff were known for three things, 1) the Glider Field, 2) Blacks Beach's for surfing and nakedness, and 3) for pushing cars off. Okay, the first two are still what the cliffs are known for, however the third, it is been outlawed for … [Read more...]

Mac Meda Goes to Mars The Second Time

Back in 2000 Jack thought it was be pretty cool to let Mars know of Mac Meda. So, not knowing all the details of how he or others did it, Mac Meda joined the mission of exploration and discovery. A compact disc bearing Mac Meda Destruction Co was included on the next Mars Exploration Rover-2003 … [Read more...]