Blast from the Past

Roomies with Beck

I guess some hardcore Beck fans stumbled across some posts I wrote about having him as a roommate and got confused about my mention of a good friend of ours at the house on Francis Street — Jack Wu II. For some reason they assumed it was Jack White. It wasn’t. I’m not going to … Continue reading »

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R.I.P Sheriff Warren E. Rupf 1943-2012

I was so sad to hear yesterday from my good friend, a former cops reporter with the Contra Costa Times, that Sheriff Warren Rupf had passed away. The Times wrote an editorial about his passing. In another article reporter Lisa Vorderbrueggen aptly calls Rupf “the county’s own larger-than-life Wyatt Earp.” Rupf was the epitome of … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: 2777 Francis Avenue, Part IV Guest Post!

  Editors note: I am beyond thrilled that my friend and former housemate has agreed to write a guest post — the last one — about life at 2777 Francis Avenue. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you T. xoxo P.S. The photos are all of the housemates and close … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: 2777 Francis Avenue, Part III

This photo, from 1991, brings back such fond memories. As I mentioned, my housemate and her husband owned a super cool cafe in downtown L.A. Here I am hanging out at the cafe with with three of my six housemates. Missing is Bibbe’s husband, Sean Carrillo, her oldest son, and Sean’s sister, my dear friend … Continue reading »

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This Writer’s Life: 2777 Francis Avenue, Part II

I didn’t just move into a room, I moved into a subculture when I was handed the keys to 2777 Francis Avenue. Our house, with the double dead-bolted, iron-barred screen door, was a haven for artists. I soon found out that Bibbe was the daughter of a famous performance artist. A picture in a book … Continue reading »

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