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...]

Jack in the Box Head On Top of La Jolla High’s Flagpole

Senior pranks tend to be an unofficial tradition at most high schools, similar to the unofficial senior skip day. It is crucial to find the perfect prank; one must realized the fine line between harmless and mischievous and vandalism or criminal. Some of the typical ones are TPing the school grounds … [Read more...]

End of an Era in La Jolla – The Way We Were, by Tommy Carroll

. I was sent this the other day, and even if it is a bit before Mac Media, it is a classic of what La Jolla was in the late 1940s and set the foundation for the craziness and bizarre times of the 1960s and 70s. Many will recognize the dads and moms of their friends and people they past forgotten … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]