The stage is his world: To say that Crestline resident Zac Swan is at home on the stage is a gross understatement... | Bells herald the Christmas season: The handbell choir of the Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church invites the public to their annual...

Mountain Musings

Mountain Musings with Uncle Mott

For Your Love Last week’s musing paid homage to Lisa Marie Presley, whose untimely passing on Jan. 12 came as a shock to millions of admirers, worldwide. Sadly, Lisa Marie’s passing was preceded by the timelier passing of guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck on Jan. 10. I don’t...

Scotch & Soda

Mountain Musings with Uncle Mott Scotch & Soda About 50 years ago, when I was starting out in the record retailing business, I kept my first record store in the OC open until 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve for the convenience of those last-minute shoppers who, like...

Mountain Musings with Uncle Mott

Mountain Musings with Uncle Mott Old Days Here we are in the midst of the holiday season and it reminds me of growing up in the OC as a pimple-faced teen in the late 50s and early 60s. Before the advent of computers and mass shooting incidents, life was a lot simpler...

Last Christmas

Mountain Musings with Uncle Mott Last Christmas This week marks the anniversary of the arrival of three beautiful orange and white kittens that me and the Missus adopted from a neighbor last Christmas. We only wanted one fluffy orange and white kitty, but the neighbor...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Mountain Musings with Uncle Mott Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas It’s that most wonderful time of the year once again, time to drag the Christmas decorations out of the closet and festoon the tree with colorful lights and ornaments, which reminds me that I...

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