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Stories written by sgross
About Me Born in NYC, early achiever, worked the Boardwalk, Department Store Exec, mind-altering exposure to terrific music, incomparable art, endless rivers of opinions, points of view, the World of Drugs. Morphed in SF in the late 60's,, U.S.P.O. graveyard shift, Human Be-ins, Diggers & Panhandle, Haight Clinic Vol, incarceration, exoneration, rapture and exhilaration leading to immigration to the West County. Photos, Gloria, pooches, chickens, goats and geese, a paradisical ' crate' on the river, moonlit meadows, sea breezes, trips to Europe, Alaska, Santa Fe, NYC, work as a photojournalist - jazz fests, local media, sundry publications. Massaged ego, skinny wallet. Alan Freed, the Apollo, realized dream with "The Mystery Train" , my personal, air-conditioned, vista domed luxury spa with room for everyone. I still write - satire, memoirs, diatribes, soliloquys, short stories, shaggy doggerel, nasty critiques, take pictures, indulge my fantasies , and enjoy hanging with fond memories of Gloria, and my poodles, Vinny Schwartz and Chloe
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Best Bets around The River April 14 to April 20

Monday, April 14th, 2014

A Passover Seder, SoCo Idol tryouts, Grant Awards, Easter fun and longer days turn April into a River carnival

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. (STEVEN GROSS)

R. R. Sisters ready to celebrate their “Lucky” 13th anniversary

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Sisters 13th anniversary soiree and 2014 Grants presentation ceremony will be happening this year at Buck’s Dinner Theater at 6 p.m., Friday, April 18, and they would love for all of us to join them.

Easter On the Hunt

Easter comes to the Rio Nido Roadhouse

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Rio Nido Roadhouse hosts a catapulting competition, egg hunts and a Peep Diorama contest. Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Easter Bunny

Bunny eggs and Andouille invade Monte Rio

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Easter in Monte Rio will feature bunny eggs, Louisiana Andouille and an egg tossing contest. No hard boiled eggs allowed.

Herd of Happy Hermans (Talia, Mikki and Doron)

Herd of Hermans

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Happy Herd of Hermans (Talia, Mikki and Doron) at benefit for Eddie Hasan

Moses parts the Red Sea

The Passover story – What really went down

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The River Jewish Community will celebrate Passover with their annual seder at the Monte Rio Community Center at 5 p.m., Friday, April 18.
Inside: “The Conversation” explains it all.

"Maximum security" mystery  in Rien's Beach

“Maximum Security” in Rien’s Beach

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

“Maximum Security” in Rien’s Beach

Sonia Tubridy

Karaoke in church? Get Bach with the River choir

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The Russian River Choir will offer Bach’s “Christ lag in Todesbanden” followed by a sing-a-long cantata during which everyone may participate by exercising their own Bach-scratchers

An ongoing problem.....

Free spay and neutering service coming to Guerneville

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Free spay and neutering clinic at Guerneville’s Empowerment Center parking lot. Innoculations, microchipping included. Reservations necessary.

....and get your eyes back on the road after you finish reading the signs.

A guide to saving money while driving

Monday, April 7th, 2014

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and enforcement officers will be hyper vigilant and especially anxious to practice their penmanship.

Writer Spotlight

Stephen Gross, The River correspondent

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