Monthly Archives: December 2020

Barbary Coast & Frisco Kid

Originally posted on Rosamond Press:
My father’s father, Hugo Presco, was a professional gambler who gambled in the Barbary Coast, and Crockett where he lived on a houseboat. When he died, five thousand people came to Hugo’s funeral, including the…

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The Mortgage Meltdown Casino

Originally posted on Rosamond Press:
On April 22, 1997, my best friend, Michael Harkins, sent me an article from the San Francsco Examiner about Lawrence Chazen’s battle with Andrew Cuomo of HUD in regards to preditory loan practices. Micchale was…

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Garth and Robin Beare Destroyed Estate

Originally posted on Rosamond Press:
Vicki Presco was named by Christine Presco to be the Executor of her estate. Vicki declined to serve, and nominated our ex-brother-in-law, Garth Benton. He served for about a month, and was dismissed. The No.1…

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The Ballad of Mattie and Hattie

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When I heard Bob Dylan sing the ‘Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll. I felt every cell in my body being altered, forever. I knew the Revolution was on. I heard that the Civil Rights Movement…

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Stealing Oakland’s History

I asked for Ed Howard’s permission to post this on my blog. He gave it. Three years ago I made plans to go to Oakland and see his film on Oakland history. Melvin Howard was going to drive me out … Continue reading

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Tyler Rosamond Rice

Last night my angel kept showing me the Rice Coat of Arms – and an image of my grandson, Tyler Hunt, who was going to be named ‘Lily-Rose’ after my mother Rosemary, and her sister, Lillian. June Rice could not … Continue reading

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Augustus John, Ian Fleming, and Ben Toney

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I posted this weeks before Ben Toney died. I wanted him to get a glimpse of how he was going to be remembered. I had come to realize I was involved in a real James…

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Daughter Dead – Again!

Here is the play I was working on in 1997 after I moved from SHIPS housing on Kinkaid, to a quad owned by Talray. Hollis Williams and I became friends. He was working for Agripac. I took him to their … Continue reading

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Angry Witch of a Neighbor

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=vHQkdcne0iA&feature=emb_title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ceJ9Ps0n1c&feature=emb_title Click on white triangle. ? Capturing Beauty by John Presco Copyright 2020 “When I tried to help you once!” “No one cares about your book!” My neighbors are egregious liars! Sue Haffner and…

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day (Capturing Beauty) Idea for Cable T.V. Series by John Presco Copyright 2020 I had no idea what Boxing Day was – even though I am posting on Good King Wenceslaus. My fall out with Belle Burch happened when … Continue reading

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