July 31, 1968
I’m not advising people to do this, it is just an observation. Please, lets all have the same number of fingers next week as we do today.
In the interest of keeping people safe you can let the blog go boom this year for you.
(Have someone pop a paper bag behind you while reading for full effect.)
Under a headline Sea goes boom at Avila Beach the story reads:
Rocky pinnacles on the floor of the ocean at Port San Luis are being blasted away this week to make the harbor area safer for boats approaching or leaving the launching area.
Charles Beckham, diver for Ocean Systems, Inc., brought along 600 pounds of TNT for the job, and expects to complete the operation today.
Water in the blasting area was 11-14 feet deep but judging from the photo it is deeper now. Barry Minett made the photo.
Another front page story tells of Gov. Ronald Reagan signing a bill that would fund a third Superior Court judgeship. Front runner for the job was Wickson Woolpert, the job would pay $30,000 a year.