Dr. James M. Foley’s Coastside patients were “the Salt of the Earth,”

remembers the San Mateo dentist’s son, also called James Foley. “Once my dad winnowed down his patients to the nice ones, he kept the folks that lived in Half Moon Bay. They always paid in cash–there was a little sand in between the bills–but they paid on time while my father had to chase after the people that lived in the big houses.”