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Mike McCoy

Eye on the Locals: In the micro-world of our communities, many people dedicate their lives to bettering our neighborhoods and end up bettering the world. Mike McCoy of Imperial Beach is heralded as the individual who helped save the largest coastal wetland in Southern California. Here is his story: Who is Mike McCoy? Mike McCoy grew up in Boulder, Colorado […]

Eva Tanguay

Julian Eltinge Gets Married!

Weddings! Julian fans, if you noticed the L-O-N-G break between my second post (how to pronounce Eltinge) and third post (gender blended children’s clothing of the past), I will explain: I was a BRIDE MAMA! In other words, I was diverted from finishing almost completed Blog #3 due to familial affections. Let me tell you, […]

Spreckels house, Bonita, CA

The Spreckels House

It was “the house of 100 niceties” when built in 1932 by Albert Gallatin Wheeler for his Bonita Hills subdivision. The Italian Mediterranean style home was perched on a scenic knoll at 4000 Palm Drive with a scenic view of the valley from its full-length loggia. Albert Wheeler’s Italian Villa In Bonita It was the […]

Julian Eltinge

Julian Eltinge: The Female Impersonator As A Young Boy

Susan Walter is back with South Bay Yesterday’s favorite tale: Cute little boys, aren’t they? So here I am again, exploring the life of my favorite dead man, the world famous female impersonator, Julian Eltinge. The first image, dated 1883, is of 2 year old Julian when he was known as William Julian Dalton. Billy, […]

Silk Making In The Tijuana River Valley

Silk Worms in the Tijuana River Valley

Ask the Rangers at the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park about the Silk Worm exhibit. Once upon a time, farmers thought they could make a killing out of growing silk. Our very own Susan Walter wrote all about it for the Chula Vista Star News. Here’s a few snippets: The silk industry was a county […]

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