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Happy ending for Warwick’s bookstore as local investors step in to save the day – The San Diego Union-Tribune

With the store facing an uncertain future, investors bought the building that houses it

By John Wilkens, May 2, 2021 5:55 AM PT

From left, Steve Avoyer, Nancy Warwick, and Jack McGrory at Warwick’s bookstore.
(Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Warwick’s calls itself the oldest bookstore in America continuously owned and operated by the same family.

This is its 125th year in business, the last 70 of them in a building on Girard Avenue in La Jolla.

A couple of months ago, fourth-generation owner Nancy Warwick got unexpected news that made her wonder how much longer the store would be in existence.

Her longtime landlord had received an unsolicited, $8.3 million bid — all cash — to buy the building.

The landlord had accepted. Warwick, who had been negotiating a new lease, was given 15 days to beat the offer or face an uncertain future with a new landlord.

Source: Happy ending for Warwick’s bookstore as local investors step in to save the day – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Couple’s walk across America to end in Myrtle Beach | wltx.com

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A California couple has been walking across America to raise awareness and money for a nonprofit.

Grace Nesseth and Matt Grooms started their journey out of Huntington Beach, California, on October 2nd.

They plan to finish their cross-country walk on May 1st in Myrtle Beach. Grooms got the idea to walk across the country after reading a book and thought it would be cool to have it as their next adventure.

From YouTube…

Source: Couple’s walk across America to end in Myrtle Beach | wltx.com

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

FILE – In this June 24, 1999, file photo, Dr. Charles M. Geschke, president, co-chairman and co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc., delivers his keynote address about the future of workplace information on the final day of PC Expo at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Charles “Chuck” Geschke, the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc., who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs, died at age 81. Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos, died Friday, April 16, 2021, the company said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — Charles “Chuck” Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81.

Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos, died Friday, the company said.

“This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide and hero for decades,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen wrote in an email to the company’s employees.

Source: Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

Rodney King Beating Was 30 Years Ago Today; Courtroom Sketches Now at Library | Library of Congress Blog

Rodney King on the witness stand. Artist: Mary Chaney. Prints and Photographs Division.

The Library [of Congress] recently acquired courtroom artist Mary Chaney’s sketches from the trials of Rodney King in Los Angeles from 1992-1994.

The Black motorist was beaten viciously by white police officers after a high-speed chase in 1991. The acquittal of the officers in state court set off days of deadly riots and became a touchstone in American society.

Source: Rodney King Beating Was 30 Years Ago Today; Courtroom Sketches Now at Library | Library of Congress Blog

Gov. Newsom visits Petco Park vaccination superstation, praises San Diego’s efforts

California to receive a little more than a million new vaccine doses this week

They are doing better, good luck.. it’s not the governor’s problem, it’s the citizens who need to listen 🙂
–DrWeb

Source: Gov. Newsom visits Petco Park vaccination superstation, praises San Diego’s efforts