The Emperor of the United States

  California is known for some pretty odd characters. It started in the early days; the crazy time of the 49’ers brought out some outrageous personalities. One of the biggest was Joshua Abraham Norton - The Emperor of the United States. Norton was an Englishman that grew up in South Africa. He was a successful …

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It’s time for the Bluegrass Festival

  Once again, it’s time for true country music! The annual bluegrass festival will happen in a few short weeks, over in Parkfield on Mother’s day weekend. For 20 years bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fans have spent mother’s day weekend in these hills, entertaining themselves and guests with some of the best guitar and banjo …

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Politics: Wasn’t it Always a Wild and Crazy Sport?

  It’s the end of the presidential election season.   Most of us feel relieved about that, but very nervous about the results.  It feels like we’re on the verge of civil war, there are so many angry people on both sides.  And no matter who wins, there are going to be some very bitter people who …

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