Thank You Coastsiders: What I’ve Learned Since The Booksigning Friday Nite..

Today, I ran into an old friend, an El Granadian, excited about the “Princeton-by-the-Sea” book. She said: “Did you know about Joe Romeo’s bus?”

June: No. But the Romeos are in the book.

El Granada Friend: Well, Joe used to have a bus pick up the ladies that worked at his cannery. My mother worked there.”


From a second El Granada friend, I learned that Henry Doelger gave up on his big development plans for the Coastside, including the Polynesian Village at Princeton-by-the-Sea, when his brother decided against the project.


Another resident recalls Henry Doelger as a young man walking his poodle dog in Moss Beach.