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RIP-Tony Bourdain & Kate Spade, Beaches, Jeff Goldblum's Jazz, Ojai Wine Festival and more

Good Morning Everyone. It's Sunday, June 10th. Welcome to a new week. Not sure the day of the year, b
It's All California Mishegoss
RIP-Tony Bourdain & Kate Spade, Beaches, Jeff Goldblum's Jazz, Ojai Wine Festival and more
By It's All California Mishegoss • Issue #185 • View online
Good Morning Everyone. It’s Sunday, June 10th. Welcome to a new week.
Not sure the day of the year, but I do know that Patti and I are celebrating 11 years of togetherness today. 
I love you Patti
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This week we are planning on trying some new things out with the newsletter again as we continue to refine things. One of those things is the time we publish.
We may publish one or two issues this week (Tues/Wed or Wed/Thurs) later in the day. Probably around 6 or 7 at night. It seems according to some statistics later in the day is sometimes better. We shall see. 
Plus our stories are not time or day specific. They’re not stories you need to read first thing in the morning to get going. They are more the type of stories you want to read at the end of a stressful day.
We will be changing some of the categories that we cover right now along with how I curate the content of the newsletter. Right now I have been trying to find what I believe you might be interested in. That’s really the wrong way to do this if you ask me?
When I write a blog post or talk about a subject on my podcast I base it on what I know and am interested in and want to relay that to you the reader/listener. I haven’t done that here. Patti has asked me numerous times why I don’t follow my system for the newsletter? I never had a good answer.
Now I do. My answer is to go back to what I do best. Find what interests me and bring it to your attention and hope you find it as interesting as I do. It works for other publishers of newsletters that I have talked with so we are giving it a go here after today.
In closing, I lost a friend from long ago on Friday, Tony Bourdain. I hope you will take a minute and read my little story and the story that I liked on the web. There are so many others out there and there are many opinions about what he did. All I know is it didn’t have a selfish bone in his body. He was a humble and caring human being when I met him and when I saw him years later, he hadn’t changed.
Suicide isn’t always what others think. It may seem selfish to many, but to the person thinking or committing it, they aren’t thinking about themselves at that point. It’s about the people in their life and possibly how much better they’ll be without them. I know I’ve been there and back.
Thanks and Have a Great Week!
Mark & Patti

RIP Tony Bourdain & Kate Spade
Back in 1973, I was 19. Anthony or “Tony” as we called him was 17. We both worked for my Uncle at his restaurant on Cape Cod in the little town of Provincetown. Back then it was a great place to hang out and surf.
We became friends over hours of washing dishes together and just learning the restaurant business from the ground floor. 
We stayed friends for years as we grew in our chosen professions in New York and other territories we hung in.
Of course, as life would have it we lost touch. We moved on in our careers and life and that’s how friendships sometimes end.
I followed his successes and shows over the years and was always proud to have been called a friend at some point in his life. 
No matter what you read or hear over the coming days, weeks, months, and years, I’ll say this, “ I’ll always remember him as a humble and generous friend and a man who I am honored to have known.” 

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61 - CNN
Remember that there are so many others who we haven’t heard about who have committed suicide this week and year. We hear and read about the famous people. Let’s remember the others also!
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N, S, E, & W of the Central Valley
Low rainfall means cleaner beach water in California - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News
Food & Wine
In California, visit to Healdsburg a gateway to sipping several wonderful Sonoma County experiences
Other News - Health
Deaths Surge From Fentanyl-Laced Street Drugs In San Diego County | KPBS
Happenings
Jeff Goldblum's Semi-Regular Jazz Night Has Returned to Los Feliz - Los Angeles Magazine
The Mishegoss Files
This Vintage Gas Station Is a Rare Connection to L.A. Car Culture
This Week in History
Movies in 1934
Donald Duck made his debut dancing to the Sailor’s Hornpipe in “The Wise Little Hen.”
1934   Donald Duck   The Wise Little Hen - YouTube
1934 Donald Duck The Wise Little Hen - YouTube
Music in 1966
Janis Joplin debuted with Big Brother at the Avalon Ballroom. They became mainstays in San Francisco’s psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane.
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company - Summertime & I Need A Man To Love - YouTube
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company - Summertime & I Need A Man To Love - YouTube
Mining in 1859
The Comstock silver lode was discovered near Virginia City, Nevada. Horse-drawn wagons hauled the ore over Donner Pass to San Francisco. Four men, who made enormous fortunes, became known as the “Bonanza Kings” or “Silver Kings” of the Comstock.
Movies in 1934 Donald Duck made his debut dancing to the Sailor’s Hornpipe in “The Wise Little Hen.”
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