October 27, 2008

SD Bloggers Meetup Is 1 Year Old

At the beginning of 2008 I wrote about being a member of Meetup.com. At that time I was active in the San Diego Photography Meetup Group and the Arthouse Movies Meetup Group, and had become an Assistant Organizer in both of them. I had...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:08 PM in Blogging, San Diego

September 30, 2008

182 Memorial At Dwight And Nile

One question people always ask about the 1978 PSA plane crash in North Park is: "Why isn't there a memorial plaque or something at the site?" I tell them there is a plaque and a tree at the North Park Library several blocks away,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:10 PM in In Memoriam, San Diego, World

September 22, 2008

U-T Writes About "Dwight And Nile"

There is an article about Dave Fresina's film, "Return to Dwight and Nile: The Story of PSA Flight 182," on the front page of today's San Diego Union-Tribune. To read it, Click Here. Stay tuned. This is only the first of many stories that...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:41 AM in California, Films, San Diego

September 18, 2008

"Dwight and Nile" Filming Begins

As most of our readers know by now, I am Associate Producer for a documentary film called "Return to Dwight and Nile: The Story of PSA Flight 182." Boston-based Producer/Director Dave Fresina, above, of Nantascot Films, was in San Diego from August 30-September...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:16 AM in California, Films, San Diego

August 26, 2008

DMG Photo In "A Piece of the Sky"

One of the photographs I took on September 25, 1978, at the PSA crash site is a tiny part of an excellent new documentery about the 80-year history of San Diego International Airport. The picture is featured during a short segment about the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:17 AM in DMG's Photos, Films, San Diego

May 2, 2008

Red Bull Air Race Returns To SD

I got to attend the Red Bull Air Race over San Diego Bay on Saturday, September 22, 2007, thanks to Larry and Judy Thrall and thanks especially to their friend Mary Ann Williams. Thanks again to Larry, he and I will be going...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:41 AM in San Diego, Sports

March 28, 2008

DMG's 1978 PSA Crash Story

Plane crash victims 'People on the floor are the lucky ones' By David Matt Green September 25, 1978 Southern Cross Assistant Editor "The people here on the floor are the lucky ones," said Augustinian Father Tom Bonica. "It's their families who are going to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:30 AM in In Memoriam, San Diego

March 24, 2008

"Return To Dwight And Nile"

Boston filmmaker David Fresina will be in San Diego from late Friday night until Tuesday afternoon, to do pre-production work on his film, "Return to Dwight and Nile," a documentary about the Pacific Southwest Airlines plane crash that killed 144 people in North...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:53 PM in Films, San Diego

March 14, 2008

SD Indie Music Fest IV Is 3/29

My astounding friends Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion staged the very first San Diego Indie Music Fest on November 14, 2004, at The Abbey on 5th Avenue. They will present SDIMF IV in North Park on Saturday, March 29th. I have had the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:29 AM in Music, San Diego

January 19, 2008

DMG Is A Member Of Meetup.com

Today is the second anniversary of me joining Meetup.com in 2006, so I think it's time that I say something about this excellent web site and the more than 40,000 groups it hosts on over 3,500 topics! Their motto is: "Whatever your interest. Wherever...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:58 AM in DMG's Friends, San Diego

October 23, 2007

DMG Isn't In A Wildfire Zone

I want readers of this web site to know that I live a little north of San Diego State University, in an area that is well south of the Witch fire and well north of the Harris fire. Our area isn't currently in any...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:30 AM in California, DMG's Friends, San Diego

October 9, 2007

Art Of Digital Show Opening

I just published a gallery of my shots from Saturday night's Art of Digital Show opening reception at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery. Click here to visit the gallery: Art Of Digital Show Opening Reception It was a great beginning for an excellent show,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:54 AM in DMG's Photos, San Diego

October 6, 2007

DMG's CityBeat Letter To Editor

I have a letter to the editor on Page 6 of the October 3 edition of San Diego CityBeat: Your Sept.12 "Locals Only" page includes a note about Twiggs moving from Park Boulevard to a new location at "2814 Adams Ave. in Kensington." When...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:35 AM in San Diego

October 3, 2007

DMG Goes To Red Bull Air Race

I got to attend the Red Bull Air Race over San Diego Bay on Saturday, September 22, thanks to Larry and Judy Thrall and thanks especially to their friend Mary Ann Williams. One of my photos is above. To see a gallery of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:56 AM in DMG's Photos, San Diego, Sports

May 13, 2007

Geranium Show Is May 19-20

My old friend Melissa Worton asked me to post this message: 35th Annual Geranium Show And Sale Have you ever wanted to have a beautiful garden that is the envy of the neighborhood? Or, wanted flowers that are so simple to care for, you...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:32 PM in DMG's Friends, San Diego

March 3, 2007

SD Indie Music Fest III Is Today!

The wait is almost over! San Diego Indie Music Fest III starts in a little more than two hours! We're going to have a great time! Don't miss it! Be there!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:22 AM in Music, San Diego

February 24, 2007

Indie Music Fest Is A Week Away!

The much-awaited and much-expanded San Diego Indie Music Fest III finally will be here a week from today, Saturday, March 3rd! This year's event will begin around 11:15 a.m. and go until midnight, with several after-parties to follow that! Seven venues around 30th and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:00 PM in Music, San Diego

October 18, 2006

October 15, 2006

October 5, 2006

"Music For Mattie" Will Be 10/15

The only words I can ever remember writing that were harder for me than what I am about to tell you, were the words I wrote for my father's funeral in 1987. Mattie Mills, a woman I consider one of San Diego's finest entertainers,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:21 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

July 26, 2006

Our Big Picnic Is Sunday, July 30!

The Shy Cloud Social Club Summer Picnic will take place from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, at the San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club. Our big picnic actually will be a small party happening within a much larger...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:00 PM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

July 16, 2006

May 13, 2006

"Anything For The Shot!" Is TODAY!

"Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music" is TODAY, Saturday, May 13th, from noon until 9 p.m.! I thought I would give you links to the web sites of the six photographers who will be displaying their work, as...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:15 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

May 6, 2006

Henry Diltz Photographs DMG!

I went to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in La Jolla on May 5th for an opening night reception for the photography of Fernando Aceves. A bunch of my shutterbug friends were there too. John Baldi handed his camera to Henry Diltz, who named...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:48 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

May 4, 2006

"Anything For The Shot!" Is May 13

Greetings and apologies to all of my friends who have wondered why I haven't been answering your e-mails lately! I have been really, really, REALLY busy getting ready for "Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music" on May 13th!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:17 PM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

April 12, 2006

DMG Is In "Anything For The Shot!"

I have been invited by Tim Flack, Cathryn Beeks and Erica Mantone to be one of six photographers featured during "Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music," a local music photography gallery and live concert featuring 18 performers! Presented by...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:02 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

April 4, 2006

"West Side Story" In North Park

The Jets and Sharks will be rumbling again this weekend during "West Side Story," as the Saints Players of St. Augustine High School present a super-sized version of the classic musical from April 6-9 at the North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave. The play...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:47 PM in Music, San Diego, Theater

October 16, 2005

Boundary & Dwight On 9-25-78

I met a guy recently who said he had just moved near the intersection of Boundary and Dwight in North Park. I asked him if he knew that a Boeing 727 jet crashed into that corner in September of 1978. He didn't, so I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:15 PM in San Diego

July 13, 2005

Steve McWilliams Has Left Us :(

Many people probably don't know this, but back in the '90s I helped collect signatures to get Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, on the California ballot. Fifty-six percent of voters approved Proposition 215 on November 5, 1996. The law took effect...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:52 PM in California, In Memoriam, San Diego

July 9, 2005

Free Green Line Rides July 9!!!

Hey! If you are in or around San Diego, the new Green Line -- named in honor of yours truly, Keen Dave Green ;> -- Trolley through Mission Valley opens Sunday, July 10, so they are giving free rides from 10 a.m. until 3...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:51 AM in San Diego

January 24, 2005

Desi 'n' Friends 3rd Anniversary Party

Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma, one of my favorite bars, will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with a party from 3 p.m. until closing on this Saturday, January 29. The afternoon and evening should be filled with plenty of music, laughs, tasty food and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:29 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, San Diego

January 9, 2005

San Diego Suffers Three Sports Losses

While watching a replay late last night of the San Diego State basketball team's Mountain West Conference opener at Brigham Young University, I was thinking I wanted to write an article about three major sports losses in San Diego this past week. During the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:35 PM in San Diego, Sports

December 29, 2004

Worst Conditions I've Driven In Locally!!!

I've lived in generally sunny San Diego, California, since January of 1955, and I have never, ever, ever driven in worse conditions here than I did just now! It's 2:30 a.m. and I've been home about 25 minutes. I went to Winston's in Ocean...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:20 AM in San Diego

November 23, 2004

Oh Doctor! Vote For Jerry Coleman!

Long-time San Diego favorite Jerry Coleman, famous for crying "Oh doctor!" after great plays, is one of nine present or former Padres broadcasters who are listed on the preliminary ballot for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame's 2005 Ford C. Frick Award, which...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:35 PM in San Diego, Sports

November 2, 2004

Get Out There Today And VOTE!!!

It's Election Day in the USA!!! Get out there and vote for the candidates you believe in!!! Don't let other people decide for you who your leaders will be!!! Cast your vote TODAY and have a say in who wins!!!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:12 AM in California, San Diego, USA, World

October 13, 2004

ShyCloud.com's Blog Is Six Months Old!

ShyCloud.com's Weblog is six months old today! We consider its birthday to be April 13, 2004 -- the day we got a Movable Type Personal Publishing System up and running on our server. I've been having lots of fun creating this Blog, and I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:28 PM in Birthdays, Blogging, San Diego

October 10, 2004

Seeking San Diego Catholic School Alums

Did you ever attend a Catholic school in San Diego County? If you did, I have a web site for you to visit! It's called San Diego Catholic School Alums and the URL is www.SDCSA.net. I am the group's founder and the webmaster for...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:24 PM in Blogging, San Diego

June 7, 2004

New USS Midway Museum Opens Today

Did you know San Diego will have a new tourist attraction as of today called the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum, and that it will be housed aboard a historic U.S. Navy carrier? The USS Midway arrived in our beautiful harbor on January 5...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:06 AM in DMG's Family, San Diego

May 19, 2004

Happy 20th Anniversary Classes of '84!

Today is the birthday of Cathy Bernens Williams, who was a member of my yearbook staff at OLP in 1983-84. Happy Birthday to Cathy Bernens Williams! And Happy 20th Anniversary to everyone in the OLP and Saints Classes of '84, especially to those who...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:05 AM in DMG's Friends, San Diego

May 18, 2004

Amour Connections Plans Social Hour

I met JoAnn Marini of More than Amour last year at one of Nadine Butler's multi-club mixers. JoAnn is a certified relationships coach, and she recently created Amour Connections, a social club for single men and women who are 42+. I shot this photo...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:56 AM in San Diego

May 14, 2004

Eve Selis Seeks Cancer Walk Sponsors

Singer Eve Selis has sent me plenty of e-mails in the past about her upcoming performances, but I got one from her this week that wasn't about music. This one told why Eve was making a last-minute decision to participate in this Sunday's "Walk...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:35 PM in San Diego

May 11, 2004

Mixer To Introduce Nonprofit Organizations

My friends Nadine Butler and Michele Hausman will be hosting a mixer at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12, at Chevys in Mission Valley, to give several nonprofit organizations an opportunity to introduce themselves to the community. Each organization will display brochures, photos and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:53 AM in San Diego

April 2, 2004

What Kind Of Airport Does San Diego Want?

I will be spending all day Sunday participating in a focus group for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. The event is being organized by Flagship Research. Here is the message they sent me about the purpose of the day: Thank you for...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:50 PM in San Diego