Category Archives: La Honda

John Vonderlin: The Oil Field in the Redwoods of La Honda

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,    Meg was reading the thick and slick, years-in-the-making Draft Report from Mid-Pen about their decades long future development plans for the La Honda properties and noticed a paucity of information about … Continue reading

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Unwritten Fairy Tale of the Redwoods…

In the early 1970s, when the long summers stretched before me, I often visited the redwoods in La Honda because my good friend, John, worked at Memorial Park. John, an expert outdoorsman, was an art student whose summer job entailed … Continue reading

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Remembering the Vicious, Unforgiving Storm of 1998 By John Vonderlin

Riding the Storm Story by John Vonderlin (email John: benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Meg attended a ten- year anniversary memorial this weekend for the mudslides and flooding that devastated her house and neighborhood in La Honda, during the famous El Nino-generated disaster of … Continue reading

Posted in John Vonderlin, La Honda, Storm 1998, Terry Adams

Terry & La Honda on TV

Friends, The house and I were on TV, along with Bob Dougherty, and other Local Folks – Channel 5, Eye On The Bay, on 1/22. You can view the clip on the WEB, here: http://cbs5.com/video/?cid=6 Once you get to that … Continue reading

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"La Honda is a slingshot at the sky"….Ken Kesey

When I was writing a historical column for the San Mateo County Times in 1997, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” author Ken Kesey put a “for sale” sign in front of his famous log cabin nestled in the redwoods … Continue reading

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1995: "La Honda is a slingshot at the sky," says Ken Kesey

In August, 1995 I mailed a letter to Ken Kesey–the famous novelist, counterculture hero and former controversial La Honda resident–asking him to contribute a story, even “a fragment,” to an issue of “La Peninsula,” the San Mateo County History Museum’s … Continue reading

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