Member News

Member Laurie Armstrong Gossy (Armstrong Gossy Public Relations) is now representing Visit Tuolumne County.  She invites members to contact her for information and story ideas from this beautiful destination, combining a Yosemite gateway, Gold Rush towns and history, and high Sierra activities and adventure.  Laurie also represents Jack London State Historic Park and Visit Lake Tahoe (via Weidinger PR).

Member Alec Scott has a new book coming out this fall, Oldest San Francisco, from Reedy Press. The book’s site, features some of the photos he took for it. It’s a sort of pop history, part of a series that includes Oldest Chicago, Oldest New York.  It features the oldest brewery (Anchor, where BATW recently had an event), bike shop and bakery, the oldest mortuary, mattress maker and public affairs forum. MARK THE DATE: Scott and BATW member Ruth Carlson (Secret San Francisco) will be giving a joint presentation on their respective works on the city at that public affairs forum, the Commonwealth Club, Tuesday, October 24th at 5:30 p.m. All are invited.
Ruth Carlson’s feature on Merced (site of this year’s BATW board retreat) was published, recently, on SF Gate. The article highlights the renaissance of one of California’s famed Yosemite gateway towns. Read it here.
Speaking of Merced, Ginny Prior’s article on Merced appeared in March in the Bay Area NewsGroup papers. Read it here. Her column highlighting news from several past BATW events was published last month in the Bay Area NewsGroup papers. Read it here.
Prior’s One Fine Weekend on California Chateau properties appeared in the June issue of Diablo Magazine, along with features on both Cline Cellars and Hess Persson Estates which are now up on BATW member Jennifer Boden’s robust site Lastly, Prior’s feature on the Channel Islands appeared in June in both Southbay and Ventura Blvd. Magazines in the Los Angeles area.
Lina Broydo’s column on the 80th anniversary of the Jewish uprising against Nazis in Warsaw appeared recently on Broydo is the grandchild of holocaust victims who perished in Poland at the hands of the Nazis.


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