Category Archives: California

NORTH NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Chapter 20 – by Peter Nolan Smith

Two seconds after the woman hung up, Sean Tempo dialed 911. “Yes, may I help you?” the 911 operator answered within ten seconds. Sean explained the nature of the emergency and gave the operator the woman’s address. Several seconds passed in silence before the operator stated, “EMS no longer responds to that address.” “What do […]

Bixby Creek Bridge – Night

Bixby Creek Bridge. Big Sur. Night. 2014. By Sean Bauer

AMONG THE REDWOODS by Peter Nolan Smith

The June sun burned off the mist haunting Monterey harbor. A lone fishing boat motored to sea. Sailing boats bobbed in its wake and pleasure craft wavered in their slips, however the only sign of life that morning along Ocean View Avenue were two cats fighting over a mangled fish carcass. Overfishing in the 1940s […]

Golden Gate Suicide Net Update

The Golden Gate Bridge has been a magnet for suicide since its construction with over 2000 fatal leaps having been record since its opening in 1937. Every two weeks someone jumps from the legendary span. Only one person, a woman has jumped twice. She was successful on her second attempt. There has been no safety […]

WHEELS OF FIRE by Peter Nolan Smith

In the late summer of 1971 my college friend Paul Deseret and I were hitchhiking from Boston to San Francisco. Our friends were living in the Haight. They were girls. I had had sex with one of them and sleeping with Marilyn again was enough of a reason to cross a continent, especially since neither […]