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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
Nitsa interacts with West County flora

Nitsa studies West County Flora

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Nitsa studies West County Flora

At the River's Mouth

Best Bets around The River September 22 to September 28

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

River Cleanup, Cemetery clean up, Tapas’ short plays, Give Back Tuesday: Keep it clean, eat and be entertained – You’ll awake feeling younger in the morning

Tyler Klaus, 8, cools off in the shallow water at Steelhead Beach near Forestville. (PD file photo, 2012)

Watershed/River Clean up good for the sole

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The watershed need to be cleansed of man-made debris and humans are the only species capable of doing this.
If you know any, please let them know.

Armstrong Redwoods

Rosh Hashanah 5775 – Party time in the woods

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year 5775, will be celebrated by the Russian River Jewish Community as well as all who would like to attend, in Armstrong Woods. Pot luck, dancing, singing, schmoozing and lots of smiles.

Jammin' with the Pulsators at the Rio Nido Roadhouse

Jammin’ with the Pulsators at the Roadhouse

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Jammin’ with the Pulsators at the Rio Nido Roadhouse


Ghosts: Getting into the spirit of our latest poll

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Our latest poll asks that you get into the spirit….and decide whether it exists for you….or not!


Best Bets around The River September 16 to September 21

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Free music at the Blue Heron, live theater at Pegasus playhouse and a gallery exhibit at Duncans’ Mills Quercia Gallery are a few of the lovely distractions featured on the River this week

Twin-rotor CH-47 Chinook above cemetery evacuating River residents

Cleaning up Guerneville’s Pioneer Cemetery

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Worst Clean Up Day Ever: Guerneville’s Old Pioneer Cemetery in Feb. 1986 when it was the evacuation launching pad for flood refugees.

Lux Radio Theater

“Tapas” gives audiences something to chew on

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

“Tapas”, Pegasus Theater’s eight-year-old short play festival, features home-grown humor, tragedy and confusion all in one tasty buffet

The Blue Door's Doug DeVivo challenges the World to be as happy as he is.

Blue Door’s Doug DeVivo challenges the World to be as happy as he is

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The Blue Door’s Doug DeVivo challenges the World to be as happy as he is

Writer Spotlight

Stephen Gross, The River correspondent

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