Archives for June 2009

The ageless appeal of Norman Clyde…

Here’s a sweet image to leave you with this Friday, courtesy of Bob Pavlik, author of the book in hand. Norman Clyde was a legendary mountaineer who achieved 133 first ascents in northwestern America and was involved with several high-profile mountain rescues. You can read more about Norman Clyde and his biography here and listen […]

Gary Snyder and Tom Killion at Toby’s Feed Barn

Point Reyes Books hosted a special event last Saturday featuring the authors of Tamalpais Walking. It was held at Toby’s Feed Barn—many of the attendees were perched on hay bales ingenuously stacked into grandstand seating—in Point Reyes Station and proceeds from the night went to Mt. Tamalpais conservation projects and the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural […]

Full-page treatment for Dream Street in the LA Times

In a spectacularly generous move, the Los Angeles Times devoted an entire Op-Ed page in its Sunday paper (May 31, 2009) to Douglas McCulloh’s Dream Street, a photo-documentary book following the making of a southern California suburb. The page included a montage of photos from the book, as well as a new essay by McCulloh […]

Mark Twain on Second Life YouTube video

Here’s the latest installment of California Legacy’s Second Life videos. There will be four videos in the series. Raymond Chandler, Mary Austin, and Mark Twain—which iconic California writer will be next?