And Then She Was Gone ©2017 MarcCurtis.com all rights reserved Grandma Huang, Cigarette Filter Out Huang Family Home She lived a life of poverty on a hillside in Sanxiang town, Guangdong Province, China. Verqun’s grandmother was stricken with dementia. I only met her once, on New Year’s Day. The [...]
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I Saved Los Angeles Millions of Dollars by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com all rights reserved Dateline: February 8, 1986 11:30a.m. Location: 6849 N. Vanscoy Ave, Van Nuys Arleigh McCree McCree, 46, and Ball, 43, both suffered massive shrapnel wounds in the blast, which blew a hole in the roof of the attached [...]
I Found My Hat! by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com all rights reserved. Sometimes we hold on to an item because it embraces a special remembrance. Welcome to Small Town America Ord, Nebraska Population: 2200 1.66 square miles Not exactly a tourist mecca, Ord is located in the center of the state. In 1985 it [...]
Rodney King Cop Beating Trial – Sidebar What goes around, comes around by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com What do the following items have in common? Rodney King Michael P. Stone KDFM-FM, Walnut Creek, CA Traffic Court Los Angeles Riots, April 29, 1992 Marc Curtis (me) This is a story about paths that cross. I’m [...]
In the "Odd Adventures in Life" department... Subway Vigilante Bernie Goetz Many of you will remember the "Subway Vigilante Bernie Goetz" case in NYC back in '84. Bernard Goetz had just been released on bail after shooting several attackers on the subway. I had a meeting with my NY partners at Broadcast News Service. [...]
BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB – SIDEBAR The untold story of Ron Levin, allegedly murdered by Joe Hunt’s notorious scam investment group. by Marc Curtis ©2017 MarcCurtis.com all rights reserved Do a “Google” for Billionaire Boys Club and you’ll get nearly 1 million results. The story gained worldwide attention when ‘Joe Hunt, [...]
Joshua Tree National Park Desert Flower Cactus Century Plant Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. This is a land shaped by strong [...]
Changsha Hunan Province China Junk Boats Morning Exercise Very Spicy Hunan Food Changsha Hunan Province is known as the hometown of Mao Zedong, although his birthplace is actually 100km away in Shaoshan Village. Changsha. As the capital of Hunan Province in south central China, Changsha is at the center [...]
United Vintners of San Francisco Inglenook Vintages Italian Swiss Colony Heublein Cocktails Why write about a troubled, defunct company? The history of wine in the USA is part of the history of me, Marc Curtis. United Vintners of San Francisco has its roots in the depths of [...]
Cebu Philippine Islands Philippine Jitney Philippine Jitney Philippine Jitney Cebu (Cebuano: Sugbo) is a province in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu Island and 167 surrounding islands. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Cebu is a long narrow island [...]