NOTES FROM THE VILLAGE ECLECTIC
SEAL BITES GOOD SAMARITAN
A Cambria man who came to the rescue of a large male elephant seal is nursing an injured arm and hand. According to The Cambrian Danny Harris saw a group of people from a tour bus tormenting a large male who had strayed from the normal nesting area. Harris stepped between the bull and the ocean and the seal grabbed his arms with it's mouth.
The bulls can total 5 thousand pounds and while they look slow, they can move quickly and their teeth are used as weapons. The bull in question had wandered some 4.5 miles south of the nesting and birthing beach at Piedras Blancas and had settled in at San Simeon Cove.
ANOTHER FLICK OF THE ZEBRA TALE
The storm of controversy and invective may be slowing down. David Fiscalini says the hides of the two Zebras shot on his ranch will be donated to a charity to be used as a fundraiser. Steve Hearst, great grandson of William Randolph Hearst who introduced the Zebras to the Central Coast at his San Simeon Castle, has said it is time to put the incident to bed.
The latest revelation adds a quirky twist to the story. Apparently dozens of Zebras have lived on other ranches for generations. More than likely they are descendants of earlier "escapees" from the Castle.
As a midwestern guy, I find this entire episode as exotic as the animal. Wild zebras, shot on range land with competing cattle ranchers tossing accusations while Central Coast residents join the verbal fray. This is not a story you are likely to see anywhere else.
RHYTHMS AND BEATS
U 2's BONO WITH ANOTHER VOCALIZING
Politicians have given the Irish singer high marks for his understanding of intricate global issues and for his political intelligence.
ENJOY A PRE WORLD WISE BONO AND ONE OF THEIR BEST
AND OUR BUDDY FRANK GOES TO THE VILLAGE
ONE MORE SOLO FLIGHT
This lone shore bird at sunset is a tribute to those who came to hear my presentation today at the San Simeon Bar and Grill. It was called FACT TO FICTION and included a recap of my years of adventure as a journalist/producer and the transition to novelist. The room was full, the sun was warm but your attention was gracious and your questions were spirited and probing. I'm sorry some were turned away, but the Newcomers Club was served by your enthusiastic response. Thank you.