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“Author Archive”
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
"I think they're turning it into a Tsunami shelter..."

Ernst III shows how to get it done

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Almost every neighborhood in the county has been trying to figure out how Robbi Ernst III got his street’s pot holes filled in

Cowboy 1888

Sanctioned Gay Rodeo gallops into Duncans Mills

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Why are all those folks on horseback smiling? They’re having fun, doing something thrilling, and exploring their dreams before an admiring crowd.
They get to bounce up and down, too. The Golden State Gay Rodeo has come to town.

Female Steelhead - an especially atteactive fish.

“Fishstock 2014″ – Not your grandma’s bouillabaisse

Monday, August 25th, 2014

“Fishstock” 2014 where you’ll dance to a different tuna and have blenny of fun. And it’s family-friendly and free.

"You are coming...aren't you?!"

Best Bets around the River August 25 to August 31

Monday, August 25th, 2014

“Fishstock” (Woodstock NEVER had views like this), “On the Verge” in Monte Rio, the Frgo Brothers at the Blue Heron

Vatru finally finds someone with talent

Sister Yoda finally finds someone with talent

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Sister Yoda finally finds someone with talent

Great Horned Owl

Austin Creek S.R.A. celebrates its 50th anniversary

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Austin Creek celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with an array of events, music, exploration and fun for the entire family.

Meteor Shower

Best Bets around The River Aug. 18 to Aug. 24

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Conrad Diehl and the Real Diehl free at the Blue Heron, the night sky from Vista Point. live theater in Monte Rio and free music most nights each week.

Guerneville school Principal, Elaine Carlson

Guerneville School garden produces healthy student body

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Kids in all grades and members of the Garden Club tend garden nearly every day.

Curtain Call's Home, Russian River Hall

Curtain Call’s “On the Verge” opens Aug. 15

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Curtain Call Theater presents “On the Verge” or “The Geography of Yearning” produced and directed by Michael Tabib

"You put your right hand in and you shake it all about....."

“You put your right hand in and you shake it all about…”

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

“You put your right hand in and you shake it all about…”
Doing the “Hokey Pokey” in Guerneville Plaza

Writer Spotlight

Stephen Gross, The River correspondent

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