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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

The List: Five nasty stinging and biting bugs along The River

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The List: Five of the most annoying stinging and biting bugs along The River

Lazy Bears Week 2008

Best Bets July 28 to July 3

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Rockin’ in the Plaza features It’s A Beautiful Day, Caz Music Camp presents a free concert and the Lazy Bears go kinetic during a long, happy ‘weekend’

Armstrong Redwoods

Sunset dinner and serenade in Austin Creek park

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

A gourmet sunset dinner benefiting Austin Creek NRA will unfold in the shade of the big timber at 5 p.m. on August 2. Entrees, appetizers, wine and bubbly, acoustic music and the joys of life in Sonoma County

Lori and Rama enjoy Austin Creek

Lori and Rama enjoy Austin Creek

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Lori and Rama enjoy Austin Creek

Sphinx enjoys  gig at Florida  golf course

Dinosaurs and Nuns who Putt

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be indulging themselves in a round of Bizarro-world golf at 68-year old Pee Wee Golf in Guerneville. A benefit for the Pencils and Papers Project and the RRSPI Grants Fund.

Tourist gives Buddha French kiss -Convicted by Sri Lankan

New Poll. Do we get the respect we expect?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The results are in for our last poll dealing with Fifth District Supervisor Efren Carrillo and whether he should keep his current job. Now we’d like to know if you and your town get the respect you expect.


Pegasus presents “Phoenix” at the Rio Nido Playhouse

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Pegasus Playhouse in Rio Nido presents a romantic comedy by Scott Organ called “Phoenix”. It will run from August 1 until August 24.

Charlie Musselwhite at 2012 Bohemian Show

Best Bets around The River, July 21 to July 27

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Another fun-packed week on the River includes the Vineman swim, D’Ginn and the Bohemian Club-financed Monte Rio variety show

Elvis A. Presley's first attempt at looking surly

Elvis sightings guaranteed at the Blue Heron

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Lawrence “Allways Elvis” Castillo will be channeling the Tupelo-born Sun recording artist at the Blue Heron on Sunday (bring the kids) afternoon

Darlene, Lori and Lori
The Golden Girls take the Roadhouse

The Golden Girls take the Roadhouse

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Darlene, Lori and Lori
The Golden Girls take the Roadhouse

Writer Spotlight

Stephen Gross, The River correspondent

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