La Jolla’s Psychiatric Hospital Of The Beach – WindanSea Stories

This is from Doug from  Butch Van Artsdalen Facebook; stories from "Remembering Butch: The Butch Van Artsdalen Story" A little about what WindanSea was like back in the good ol' days .... La Jolla's  Psychiatric Hospital. MANONG -- "Dem WindanSea guys, dey was crazy. I nevah seen da kine games dey … [Read more...]

Date Night in Tijuana, Mexico – Long Bar, Peeing and Coffee Cans

Coffee cans played a major role in a road trip to Tijuana, Mexico. When Folgers came out with their one gallon cans, it set a new trend in date night to the Long Bar. It took a pretty savvy and opened minded girl to head to TJ and bar hop with her boyfriend.  Most only went there one time because … [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...]

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...]

Roger Johnson – La Jolla Cove, Turkey Gobbler, W.C Fields and Demons

Roger Johnson was another unique La Jolla beach character that lived on the edge and eventually fell off.  His idol was W. C Field and Field's quote. "I never drink water because fish fuck in it" Roger could quote all of W.C's drinking quotes  and would  mimic him at times sober. He pretty much … [Read more...]

Mac Meda Mexico Convention – Kegs, Drunks and Federales

Sometime in 1968 another Mac Meda Convention, had to happen ...  and it had to be the best one to date ... but where could you go without the hassle of the cops? "Well,  there is this funky and small bar and restaurant called Concheria at Lecerito or Cerito beach," someone … [Read more...]

Tijuana – The Long Bar – Heaven For the Underaged

During the roaring twenties, Tijuana became non-stop action. Americans flooded the tiny border town during probation to gamble and drink. By the 50s and 60s its reputation was known all over for it strip joints, floor shows and cheap bars and beer. It became folklore of wide reputations and spawned … [Read more...]