Footprints of Pacific was the Pacifica Historical Society's award winning television series on the history of Pacifica produced at Channel 26.
Hosted by Members of The Pacifica Historical Society. Executive producer: Kathleen Manning
Director: Robert Twigg, Segment Editor: Steve Brown and staffed by additional volunteers
from the PHS: Helen James, JoAnn Zavoral, Jerry Crow, and Eileen Kewnig.
You can purchase a copy of Footprints of Pacifica from the Pacifica Historical Society gift shop or call 650 359 5462.
(apologies for the broken links below -- we are updating them)
1. Pacifica is Born!
The founding of Pacifica from early newsreel and photos and reminisces from actual participants. In studio: Connie Brown and Karl Baldwin. WAVE AWARD finalist
2. Pacifica’s Castle
A tour of the interior and exterior of this local landmark with charming commentary by Ray Gracia, longtime caretaker at the Castle. In studio Jerry Crow commenting on the history of this Coastside treasure.
3. The Ohlone Indians
On site at the Sanchez Adobe and in studio with local anthropologist and society member, Shirley Drye who illuminates the life of the native people of our area.
4. Pacifica’s History
On overview of the history of the area from early man to the present day as recounted by Frank Winston accompanied by a photo medley.
5. The Little Brown Church
A history of this beloved landmark and plans for its restoration as an historical museum. In studio: Karl Baldwin and Jack Dodson.
6. History of the Oceanshore Railroad
Show reminisces by actual passengers, and in studio with Chris Hunter, former editor of the Pacifica Tribune who shows highlights from his book and recounts what travel was like on the Oceanshore RR
7. Restoration of Car 1409 of the Oceanshore Railroad
Footage of the car as found in Sebastopol, its trip back to Pacifica and plans for its restoration as recounted by RR historian John Schmale and Scott Lindner, head of the reconstruction project. Original music “Car 1409” by Rob Wullenjohn, local musician and Historical Society member. WAVE AWARD WINNER
8. The Early Roads of Pacifica
Great early footage of Montara Mountain, Devil’s Slide, and Pacifica. Reminisces in studio with long time Pacifican, Cal Hinton former fire chief and current council member.
9. History of Surfing in Pacifica
Great visuals of the early surfing scene. In studio: Penny Keating, member of the long time Pacifica surfing family.
10. Nick’s Restaurant and the Gust Family
Vintage visuals with Nick Gust in studio recalling early Pacifica, his family’s landmark restaurant and his experiences in local government
11. Walking Tour of Sharp Park
Led by society archivist, Jerry Crow, the tour highlights the most important buildings in this older section of Pacifica.
12. Bob Milne in Concert
Highlights of the concert to benefit the Little Brown Church played by Bob Milne world-renowned ragtime piano player in July 2006 at Sanchez Concert Hall. Milne is the featured performer of the Library of Congress American Experience Series and considered by many to be the best ragtime piano player in the country. SPECIAL: Bob Milne In Concert full concert (85 min) performing his patriotic medley at Sanchez Concert Hall, July 2006.
13. Views of the Coast
Frank Maffei and Ed Graham, longtime coastside residents and historians, show and discuss early photographs of the Coast and of the Oceanshore RR right of ways. There are many interesting views of Devil’s Slide and Hwy One.
14. Sanchez Adobe
Linda Corwin, a Sanchez Adobe docent, is featured in a video tour of the Adobe and then is in studio to discuss the Adobe, one of the oldest structures in San Mateo County, in more detail.
15. Pacifica's Sports History
Horace Hinshaw, sports writer, is the featured guest and talks about the history orts and personalities in the sports world in Pacifica. The show includes closer look at the Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame.
16. Annual Bay Discovery Hike
Cameras accompany Ranger George Dugerian, Golden Gate National Recreation Area as he leads this annual hike commemorating Portola's trek up to Sweeny Ridge and the discovery of San Francisco Bay.
17. Memories of Sharp Park
In studio with Mark Claussen, longtime Sharp Park resident, who talks about growing up in Sharp Park and now living there and raising a family. Also included is a video presentation by Dema Savage interviewing old time Pacifica resident Julie Gervais.
18. History of Pacifica Schools
Two veteran Pacifica teachers, Helen James and Sharron Walker, recount early days of Pacifica schools augmented with photos and film.
19. History of the Pacifica Pier
Pier construction photos and video clips of the Pier augment discussion with POPS (Preserve Our Pier) founder, Anna Boothe and Andy Pappas, Crab King, on the history and value of this landmark
20. History of San Pedro Valley Park
Doug Heisinger, San Mateo County Park Ranger, takes us on a video tour to explore the history and wonder of this treasure.
21. History of the Pacifica Police Department
On location and in studio with Captain Fernando Realyvasquez, Retired Captain Mike Blagrove and Retired Reserve Captain Wally Rapozo who discuss the changes and evolution of this organization.
22. Fifty Year Reunion of Pacifica City Leaders
This special event was held on March 17, 2007, hosted by the Pacifica Historical Society and the Coastside Democrats to celebrate 50 years of Pacifica as a city. On tape are the first mayor, Jean Fassler, first city manager, Karl Baldwin plus other city founders and numerous other city officials, commission members, city employees past and present.
23. Cold War in Pacifica: The Nike Base
Tour of the old Nike site is led by Gary Heiser, who served in the army at this location and has great memories. David Bridgman is in studio to reminisce about the coastal defense system and his father’s role in Bay Area defense.
24. World War II in Pacifica
Presentation of former Pacifican, Metha Woods McDavid and Ray Gracia. Metha talks about growing up during the war and the special fears and needs of Coastside residents. Ray Gracia talks about the Castle and its uses during the War
25. History of Shelter Cove
Author Lenore Lafayette shares her childhood memories and photos of this unique area. Charliese Heiser is on video recalling growing up in Shelter Cove and Ginny Jacquith remembers her experiences living there.
26. Open Space in Pacifica – Part 1.
Interviews with John Curtis, Ferd Simons and Peter Loeb - all early participants in these efforts at saving open space for Pacifica. In studio: Shirley Drye and Julie Lancelle who recall the efforts to save Sweeny Ridge and Mori Point.. WAVE AWARD WINNER
27. History of Channel 26
In studio guests Helen James and Barbara Arietta with Sid Lorvan on video discuss the early days of Ch 8 and Ch 26, Pacifica’s prize-winning public access TV station.
28. History of Open Space - Part 2
Interviews with Open Space activists: Jan Dutton, Nancy Hall, Ken Miles, Mike Vasey, Clark Natwick. They recall early problems, and struggles.
29. History of Fog Fest
The story of the founding and history of this yearly Pacifica event. Interviews with Fred Howard in studio and interviews with Ginny Jacquith. Peter Loeb and Shirlee Gibbs, and Jean Headley.
30. One on One with Karl Baldwin
In depth interview with Pacifica’s first City Manager.
31. Scrapbook of Memories of Pacifica
A montage of memories of Pacificans who were present during Pacifica’s earliest years as a city.
32. One on One with Helen James
An in depth interview with long time Pacifica resident, historian, teacher, TV volunteer and participant in many activities.
33. History of the American Association of University Women in Pacifica
This is a chronicle of the events of a group that has participated in many of Pacifica’s history’s most important events. This is an in studio interview of Jan Dutton, Erika Rigling and Christine Krenzel.
34. One on One with Lydia Azevedo
An in depth interview with an early Pacifican who was vital to preserving the town’s history and was an early proponent of the Devil’s Slide Tunnel.
35. Stella Pilgrim & The Good Shepherd Statue
The saga of one artist’s efforts to bring her vision to the community.
36. 50th Anniversary Special
A special presentation prepared for the banquet commemorating Pacifica’s 50th Birthday. Pacifica's history and special qualities are celebrated in video, photos and interviews.
37. Mitch Postel & The History of San Mateo County
The Executive Director of the San Mateo Historical Society talks about the history of the County with special emphasis on the Coastside.
Joan Klass Levin talks about her unique property on the Coast – the former transmitting station for The Dollar Lines. This includes video clips showing past and present.
39. Pete Periera – Moving Houses in Pacifica
This longtime Pacifica resident talks about his early days and about his house moving business augmented with video and photos.
40. Pacifica Performances
Mildred Owen recounts the experiences of the creation of Pacifica Performances and its role in Pacifica’s cultural history.
41. Westmoor High School
Brother and sister, Howard Lucas and Sally Lucas Privette tell about their early years in Pacifica, their father Fred Lucas, who was School Superintendent and their years at Westmoor High.
42. Remembering Tom Lantos
Clips of his speech at Pacifica's 50th Anniversary Celebration, and the Dedication of Sweeny Ridge are added to a photo montage plus recollections and tributes from Jackie Speier, Chris Hunter, Peter Leob, and our local city council members.
43. The Statue of Pacifica
Bill Chamberlain discusses the history of Treasure Island Fair, Sal DeGuarda presents 8' replica to City of Pacifica.
44. Earth Day
Discussion with Lynn Adams, Penny Keating & Clark Natwick.
45. Sharp Park Golf Course
History with Horace Hinshaw and Barbara Arietta.
46. The Archery Range
History on location with the San Francisco Archers.
Helen James interviews Linda Hughes, Caroline Chu about this long time charitable group.
48. Steve Brown
Frank Winston interviews Steve Brown concerning his early memories of Pacifica and his rock n' roll involvement as a videographer
49. Spindrift Players - The Beginning
Erika Rigling interviews Sheila Hyman and Sydney Clark.
50. Salute to the Crew
Meet the PHS members who create and produce this show.
51. Early Days
Eileen Kewnig & Earl Annecston. Two long time residents talk about Sharp Park.
52. Castle Tour and VIP Party
2008 special guest Pete McClosky (sold as a set with #53)
53. Castle Tour and Ghosts
(sold as a set with #52)
54. Water District
Host Marty Anaya interviews Kevin O'Connell, Alice Filios, Armand Cervasco
55. Frank Winston
Memorial Tribute. Emperor Frank, host of our first 48 shows fondly remembered.
56. Teen Photo Project Sharp Park
Jerry Crow, Erika Rigling
57. Robert Dollar Quarterly Meeting
At Dollaradio with Steve Potash, Robert Chandler and Heidi Dollar Higginbotham
58. Car 1409 Progress Report
Ocean Shore Railroad. Jerry Crow introduces video.
59. Little Brown Church Progress
Report on Restoration
60. Bill Drake
Bill Drake is interviewed by Horace Hinshaw
61. Grace McCarthy
Video presentation narrated by Jerry Crow.
62. The Tribune
Horace Hinshaw, Elaine Larsen, Jackie Drake
63. Honora Sharp's Legacy
Sharp Park Golf Course and Archery Range. Barbra Arietta is interviewed by Jerry Crow.
64. Sea Bowl
narrated by Horace Hinshaw
65. Growing Up in Linda Mar
Moderated by Rick Della Santina with Debbie Grech, Matt Kirkpatrick, Jan & John De Francisco
66. Kay Kirkland
Long time Pacifican Kay kirkland is interviewed by Elisabeth Amuda.
67. Bob Milne
The famous ragtime pianist Bob Milne is interviewed by Bill Hall.
68. Art Guild and Roberta Ewald
Roberta Ewald an early member of the Art guild is interviewed by Jillian Alderson.
69. Pacifica Cribs: Steve Brown
A tour of Steve Brown home and his Rock & Roll 60's memorabilia.
70. Chris Hunter & The Tribune
Former Tribune editor Chris Hunter is interviewed by Horace Hinshaw.
71. Anderson's Store
Jim Coen, Matthias Anerson’s grandson is interviewed by Eileen Kewnig who grew up across the street from Anderson's store.
72. Growing Up in Pacifica in the 1950s
Horace Hinshaw interviews Andy Gabin and Lorraine Regan.
73. Spindrift Players - Part 2
Erika Rigling interviews John & Kathy Pantleon.
74. George Edsell - Part 1
George Edsell, Pacifica Realtor and WWII navigator is interviewed by Jerry Crow.
75. Pacifica’s Cribs: Jim Dickson
A tour of his amazing collection and memorabilia of boxing and San Fracisciana.
76. Mary Harris - Pacifica Artist
Interview by Sharron Walker at Mary’s home in Shelter Cove.
77. Shelter Cove’s Mary Harris
More on Mary’s life and Shelter Cove with Sharron Walker.
78. Hulda Williams
Interview of longtime 97 year old Pacifica activist and volunteer who helped change Pacifica by Maxine Hines.
79. Andrew Leone and the Sanchez Art Center
On site interview with Sharron Walker.
80. Alma Heights
Horace Hinshaw interviews Joe and David Gross about their school and about White Field’s place in Pacifica sports.
81. Andrew Leone
Artist continuation of Sharron Walker’s interview with more personal highlights.
82. Cal Hinton
Pacifica's first fire chief and longtime City Council member interviewed by Jerry Crow.
83. Coastside Maritime History
Dave Hirzel's presentation at PHS Spring Quarterly meeting
84. Mori Point - Part 1
Julie Lancelle and Mike Vasey recount the history of the area and how it was preserved and saved for the public.
85. Mori Point (Part 2)(View)
Julie Lancelle continuation of the story of the saving of Mori Point
86. Dante Santora
Horace Hinshaw interviews this ninety-year-old member of The Baseball Old Timers about the semi pro days in San Francisco and famous friends in the SF & North Beach baseball world.
87. The Bob Siebert Family
Eileen Kewnig interviews two of Bob’s daughters about his impact as a teacher and about growing up in Sharp Park.
Rebekah Hays interviews Shirley Drye, Connie Brown, Karl Baldwin and Shirlee Gibbs.
89. Three Longtime Pacifica Businesswomen
Erika Rigling interviews Manor Music (Sarah Glew), Jewels Forever (Maria Ampola) and Adobe Hairitage (Mickey Montgomery).
Mary Ann Nihart interviews Scott Holmes.
91. Coach Bill Gray and Football in Pacifica
Coach Bill Gray is interview by Horace Hinshaw on location at Terra Nova.
92. Water Treatment in Pacifica - Part 2
Mary Ann Nihart interviews Dave Cromm at the Calera Creek Water Treatment Plant and then, in studio with Scott Holmes & Cal Hinton.
93. Museum Progress
In studio with Jerry Crow and Shirlee Gibbs with videos of current progress.
Jerry Crow continues his interview with long time Pacifica Realtor and veteran WWII navigator and sailor.
95. One on One with Horace Hinshaw
Interview by Jerry Crow of this sports journalism icon and founder of the Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame.
Horace Hisnhaw interviews this stalwart of the Pacifica Historical Society, Rotarian, local history author and Board President of Pacifica Performances.
Kathleen Manning interviews this local author and musician.
98. Martin's Beach
Video produced by Steve Brown on July 4, 1984, hosted by Hank Morieka and featuring Ed & Helen Watt. This includes surf fishing by the Pacifica Rod Benders Club.
99. Anza Expedition
The Pacifica Historical Society Quarterly Meeting. Excerpts from a talk by Phil Valdez, descendent of Juan Bautista Valdez, member of the Anza and Portola Expeditions
100. 100th Episode
Excerpts of the first 100 shows compiled by Steve Brown.
Author Jo Ann Semones interviwed by Dave Hirzel.
102. The Environmental Movement in Pacifica
History of the Environmental Movement in Pacifica: Sharron Walker interviews Penny Keating & Jeri Flinn.
103. Subs and Pianos
Deidra Kennedy interviews Captain Ken Lee, retired nuclear submarine captain
Video of banquet speakers at Nick's - featuring coaches and players with Horace Hinshaw. Interviews with Mike Mooney, Al Figone, Bud Bresneham, Marty Coil, Ron Krieger, Bill Gray, and Joey Gentile.
105. Pacifica Resource Center
Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Suzanne Lamar interviews Anita Rees.
106. Landi Family
Early Pacifica Family, hosted by Robine Runneals with in studio guest Steve Landi.
Hosted by Deidra Kennedy interviews Tom Jackson and his wife Jackie DiCello.
Video of the busy time when Pacifica was named one of 5 finalist for Rand McNally's "Prettiest Little Town in America" Contest.
Author Bridget Oates is interviewed by Jerry Crow.
Elleen Kewnig interviews Karin's daughters inside the Castle.
Its founding and early days. Jackie DiCello and Tom Jackson hosted by Deidra Kennedy
Coach Floyd Gonella hosted by Horace Hinshaw
The 45th Terra Nova reunion at Nick’s, and a in studio with Charlen Frazee Fahey. Interviews by Deidra Kennedy and a in studio
Jerry Crows interviews Steven Wright and Bob Jacobsen
Part 1 Video Presentation of John Schmnale’s fund raising presentation at the Moose Lodge.
Tribune Publisher, A Memorial tribute by Horace Hinshaw and Chris Hunter
Second part of John Schmale’s video presentation
118. Pitto Family Ranch
Horace Hinshaw interviews family members John and Frankie Pitto and views of the old ranch site.
Jerry Crow interviews Dave Cresson in studio
Longtime resident is interviewed by Deidra Kennedy. WAVE WARD FINALIST
Joan Levin is interviewed by Jerry Crow
Pacifica Author, Interview by Jerry Crow about the author’s windjammer experiences
123. Miss Pacifica
Mary Ann Nihart interviews Joan Parris, Laurie Raffo, Sterling Wolper and Courtney Fil
124. Marv Morganti
Jerry Crow interviews long time Pacifica educator and active community member
125. May Gee
Helen James interviews this longtime resident, businesswoman and political activist.
126. Francisco Sanchez
Alice Reeve discusses Sanchez’s life and impact with archeologist Shirley Drye
127. Lois Jones & Oceana High School
Jerry Crow interviews this longtime Pacifica teacher who was principal during the changes at Oceana HS
128. Frank Nash
Frank Nash & The Barber Shop. Frank Nash is interviewed on his premises by Marv Morganti as they reminisce about Frank's 55 + years as a Pacifica's barber.
129. The Moose.
The history of this fraternal organization is covered with Jerry Crow interviewing Paul Slavin, a former governor of the local lodge
130. Portola and Carl McCarthy
Pat Kremer shows slides of Carl McCarthy, her father, who saved The Discovery Site and gave many tours.
131. History of Beta Sigma Phi (
Therese Dyer interviews Jamie Devlet and Mary Sarantopulos.
132. Lana Thomson
Jerry Crow interviews Lana Thomson on her remarkable life story.
133. Thinking Tunnel
Jerry Crow interviews activist and leader in the tunnel fight.
134. Travels with Bob Milne
Bob Milne and friends conduct a travelogue of Bob's travels and concerts.
135. Don Toschi's Pedro Point Days
Words and pictures of former beach resident during the 1930's & 40's read by Bill Hall.
136. Rich Morales
Horace Hinshaw interviews Pacifican Rich Morales, who was a former Major League Baseball player.
137. Moving OSSR Car # 1409
Jerry Crow and John Meria discus the moving of the Ocean Shore Railroad Passenger Car #1409 from Shamrock Ranch.
138. Mike Mooney
Jerry Crow interviews the colorful creator of Pacifica's Memorial Garden.
139. 50th Anniversary of Pacifica's Post Office
Horace Hinshaw host the party, relates the history, and interviews long time employee's.
140. Volleyball Anniversary (View)
1983 Terra Nova Girls Volleyball State Championship Team, with Tonia Moe, Kari Trainor, & Dorene Baustro.
141. First Museum Show
The first exhibit at the Little Brown Church Museum on The Tom Lantos Tunnel and The History of Surfing in Pacifica. Host Pat Kremer interviews Mitch Reid and Steve Brown, curators of all the exhibits.
142. John Schmale' OSSR SF-Pacicfica Part 1
The Line that couldn't make ends meet. The History of the Ocean Shore Railroad.
143. John Schmale' OSSR SF-Pacicfica Part 2
The Line that couldn't make ends meet. The History of the Ocean Shore Railroad.
144. Chris Hunter & Legendary Locals
Jerry Crow interview Chris Hunter on his book "Legendary Locals Pacifica"
145. PHS Quarterly Meeting featuring Chris Hunter
Chris Hunter speaks at a Pacifica Historical Society Quarterly Meeting discussing his book "Legendary Locals Pacifica"
146. Operation Brown Bag
Jerry Crow interviews Susan Takalo, Thelma Clark & Pastor Tom Nibbe on Operation Brown Bag who provides food to needy households. They receive their food from The Second Harvest Food Bank.
147. Pacifica American little League Baseball Team
Horace Hinshaw interviews Manager Steve Falk, coaches David Shaw, Len Harkness & team players on thier 2014 California Little League Championship. Plus ESPN Highlights.
148. History of the Emporium Department Stores
Reid Kennedy interviews Anne Evers Hitz about her book "History of the Emporium Department Stores".
149. Piers of the California Coast
Mike Wallace interviews Ed Grant about his book "Piers of the California Coast, which includes the Pacifica Pier.
150. Pedro Point Firehouse
Robert (Bob) Lee Keating tells the history of the Pedro Point Firehouse.
151. Mike Casey & PEN TV
Mike Case, the host of San Mateo History Stories on PEN TV, talks about his show and local history
152. History Tour of Vallemar
153. The Surfer who Saved Santa
154. The Story of Dolly Fine