Nancy Newcomer


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Born and bred in the East Bay, I grew up with older sisters and a brother who turned me on to the the best music around. My earliest and most favorite concert memories are of Bill Graham’s legendary Day on The Green shows. For college, I headed south to Santa Barbara where I was bitten by radio bug and spent most of my radio career. Two years ago, Northern California called me back to the bay and feels like home…again. On weekends, it’s fun to escape with day trips to Napa, Marin, Santa Cruz, or Sonoma for a little hiking & biking and a sip of wine. After all those years in Southern California, I’m always seeking out the best beaches as well. Taking in a good concert is always at the top of my list along with game at the Shark tank or AT&T Park. I wear my Giants cap proudly.

Bulldog Envy

I’ve always wanted a bulldog. After my airshift yesterday, I popped down to Starbucks and ran into the cutest dog ever…Kingsley the English Bulldog.  His owner worked on a laptop while Kingsley held court. You’d never seen a dog garner so much attention. Everyone was smiling and pointing, asking for photos, …

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Springsteen Tickets Reach $10,000!

The face of the tickets say $75, but primo seats for Springsteen on Broadway are going for $10,000 on StubHub…yikes! Just another example how ticket resellers (scalpers!) are jacking up prices to one of the hottest shows around. This game is reaching new heights with the Boss’s show on Broadway which runs October 3rd through February 3rd at the …

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Should I Worry About This?

Driving home from work the other day, I spotted this tiny pink truck in my neighborhood. Certainly a little out of the ordinary. The night before, I’d just seen the Stephen King film “It” and all I could think of was “Pennywise” the evil clown cruising the streets for kids to …

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Rare San Jose Footage from 1950: “Life in Willow Glen”

Back in 1950, the Lima Family made a film called “Life In Willow Glen” documenting every day life in the neighborhood. Vibrant footage, very well done, showing life from another era in our beloved San Jose. The cars, the clothes, the stores, and restaurants…you’ll be fascinated. What a gem!  Thanks to the …

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Mom Still Leaves Me Notes…

Recently I came over to cook in my mom’s kitchen and I noticed this note left on the microwave…clearly she doesn’t own a pad of post-its. It made me chuckle, as I was reminded of all the notes she used to leave me in my lunch box, in my room, …

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The Dog Selfie Challenge

Ever tried to take a selfie with a dog? Last week, I had the pleasure to dog sit Miss Stella, the 55 lb pitbull. We became fast friends with our daily walks and dog park jaunts, so of course I wanted to get a nice photo with her. I tried, And …

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National Cheeseburger Day…it’s okay to drool.

September 18th is National Cheeseburger…how will you celebrate? Whether it’s a trip to your favorite drive-thru, sliders at happy hour, or maybe you make a mean cheeseburger on your own grill, the cheeseburger is well worth dedicating an entire an entire day to. Now for the BIG question: American, Chedder, Jack, or …

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Dollar Bill Origami

Yesterday I went to my local deli and saw these two delightful critters on top of the case. They reminded me of when my son used to make me little dollar bill origami “shirts” and peace cranes.  The intricasies of these particular pieces made me wonder: how the heck do they do that? …

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This Hotel Serves Up a 10 lb Donut

Super-sizing isn’t just a McDonald’s thing these days. In fact, J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert has taken things to the next level with their  “DoNut Disturb” package which includes a 10 lb pink donut delivered to your room along with a selection of assorted milkshakes. Apparently, the …

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