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Blast from the past

MISSION REALLY IS A COOL FIND By Dennis Rockstroh NOW THAT I am almost recovered from last week’s heatstroke — and I hope you are, too — it is apropos to tell you about a cool place I found to … Continue reading

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Action Line: Goodbye; Thanks for the memories

By Dennis Rockstroh So long. This is my last column for the San Jose Mercury News and another dozen dailies in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s been a long time since 1973 when I walked into the Mercury News … Continue reading

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I retired from the Mercury News today

I hope to add to this blog in the months ahead

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Check out this website, New Saigon — San Jose, California

http://newsaigonsanjose.blogspot.com/

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Secrets of the Vietnam War: Blast from the past

This is the 1976 San Jose Mercury News series on untold stories of the Vietnam War. It won the “Best Series” award from the Peninsula Press Club By Dennis Rockstroh America’s secret foreign policy in Vietnam – carried out by … Continue reading

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Yankees go home; then come back

Yesteryear, in Mexican California, the headlines of the day might have read: ”Governor orders illegals out of the country.” The illegals were Yankees, Americans, citizens of the United States of America. It’s history. There is an annual reenactment of this … Continue reading

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The Niles Canyon Ghost

OK. OK. There are plenty of ghosts in the old town of Niles and its picturesque canyon on the southeastern side of San Francisco Bay. The John McCain lookalike, Charlie Chaplin, lived and worked there circa 1915. As did Broncho … Continue reading

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