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SUNRISE AT DEATH VALLEY-Photo by Tom Cochrun

Monday, November 19, 2012

SOME CARE, SOME DON'T

WONDER WHAT IS SAYS ABOUT US

    Our mid 20's daughter offered as to how she is sick of hearing about the latest "sex scandal."  A wise and sensitive young lady, she suggested that perhaps America's sexual dysfunction leads to this prurient interest. May be. Might also be the historic interest in seeing people in power revealed as having feet of clay or human foibles like the rest of us.  And do you think there could also be a little truth to the adage "sex sells?"
      But, I also wonder about the betrayed spouses and children.  How do they live with the ignominy?  May well be some less than happy thanksgiving tables at a few homes.
     It could be a chapter in a book and maybe a turn in Cambria history.
     A popular young couple work hard, invest a lot of sweat equity turning an abandoned restaurant into a new and modern pub and steak house but in the first week of operation depart, the result of a break with their business partner.  
    There had been high hopes for the prime location.  Reviews were mixed. Now people are told the place will be headed in a new direction. What does that mean?  What was behind the split?  Locals are buzzing. 
     I've got an idea out of left field. Why doesn't Stephen Hearst, VP and General Manager of Hearst Corporation Western Properties, step in and create a real steak house, a premiere place for the world class Hearst Beef, grown just up the road?  It could also be the perfect venue for the Hearst Wine vintages that are also making an impact on the market.  Seems a perfect show place for their product, a unique dining spot in a somewhat crowded local restaurant scene. LA and San Francisco visitors beat a path to Cambria already, and a truly top quality steak house could add to the lure.  Marketing and Ad dollars are not a problem for the Hearst Corporation and this is after all their true "terroir."
    So from here in the peanut gallery, it's an easily offered option.
    BTW, for those who may not know.  Stephen is from the same clan as William Randolph Hearst-he of the Hearst Castle that tops a mountain just 6 miles away.  It is California State Parks most visited tourist spot. And the Hearst empires continues still.
    FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT A GENERAL
    The headline is borrowed from my friend and fellow blogger Frank who send this interesting little bit of history.
Attention old surf rock fans-they may surprise you.

     See you down the trail.
      

5 comments:

  1. General Babbitt could join the Army Captain (can't remember his name)who played bass with Cpl Jimi Hendryx in a rock band from from Fort Campbell KY. Jimi was a trooper in the the 101st Airborne.

    BTW, great idea on the restaurant project, go pitch it yourself!

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  2. A bio for the drummer: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=4569

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  3. Your idea for Stephen Hearst is a good one. Send him an email with your idea. Maybe you'll end up getting free steak for life.

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  4. While I don't yet know the details, I will. In the interim, I will not be patronizing said pub. So very disappointed!

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