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Kareem Jabbar, Barking Dogs, 39 Years & Still Missing & More

Hello All! It's Tuesday, July 17th.  In today's It's All California Mishegoss: We added a new thing t
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Kareem Jabbar, Barking Dogs, 39 Years & Still Missing & More
By California Mishegoss • Issue #197 • View online
Hello All! It’s Tuesday, July 17th. 
In today’s It’s All California Mishegoss:
We added a new thing today. Sometimes we list the top stories from the newsletter here in the intro. Today we decided to make that a regular feature, and also added links for you to click to get right to the story. Hope you like this?
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out the other stories! 
Have a great day! See you on Thursday.
Be Well
Mark & Patti

Yogi Berra Quote for Today: 
You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

Off the 5
This is an amazing story and one you should take the time to read. After all of these years, people still have hope that Diane is alive and well is just uplifting. 
“I miss her every single day of my life,” Natja said. “[Her disappearance,] tore my soul apart. None of us ever got over it,” he told Dateline. He says if Diane is still out there, he hopes to at least hear from her, to know she’s is safe.
California teenager Diane Genice Dye still missing 39 years later - NBC News
These next two stories belong together. Weather, extreme heat, and fires that ravage. So many things to worry about living here in California this time of year and the idea of starting a fire to end a fire just seems crazy, but it works as you will read. Plus it’s healthier for us.
“We can prevent these large catastrophic fires or at least reduce the intensity when fires do occur,” he says. “So a little bit of smoke now and a little bit of inconvenience now is well worth offsetting these large damaging fires.”
From the 101 to the 1 and Beyond
Pacific Coast Highway reopens next Friday morning
Photo Moment! Courtesy Paul Jimerson
Rainbow in Monterey
Rainbow in Monterey
Food, Wine, & Beer
Tehachapi wine growers looking to be put on the map | KBAK
Entertainment
This next story really doesn’t fit the definition of entertainment, but it could to someone out there. Gardens are a form of entertainment to many in this world and here are a few that should be checked out when you have the time.
These Japanese Gardens Are Like Living Art Installations Los Angeles Magazine
Follow-Up Stories
Indy is Coming Back to Laguna Seca
Happenings
National Geographic’s Venture cruise to stop in Avila Beach | The Tribune
The Mishegoss Files
San Luis Obispo CA City Council to discuss barking dog rules | The Tribune
Legends in California
After winning 71 consecutive basketball games on his high school team in New York City, Alcindor was recruited by Jerry Norman, the assistant coach of UCLA,[6] where he played for coach John Wooden on three consecutive national championship teams and was a record three-time MVP of the NCAA Tournament. Drafted in the first overall pick by the one-season-old Bucks franchise in the 1969 NBA draft, Alcindor spent six seasons in Milwaukee.
We came to visit my Dad’s family living in Burbank when I was 7, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, then known as Lou Alcindor was playing for the UCLA Bruins and coach John Wooden. My Uncle was a friend of the coaches and we had tickets for a game one evening. After the game, we were invited back to the locker room to meet the team and get autographs.  My Uncle then brought me over to this very, very tall young man and introduced to me to him. IT was none other than Lou Alcindor, the player I just watched on the floor. I got his autograph that evening never knowing what would become of him till years later.
Read the entire story about Kareem Abdul Jabbar on Wikipedia
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