Old Man Enjoys Sunset

May 1, 2014 at 5:33 am (Alameda)

Old Man Enjoys Sunset

Alameda, California

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Comfortably Zoned Radio… “Life,” Spoken Here.

September 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm (Comfortably Zoned Radio) (, , , )

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Comfortably Zoned Radio can be found on Youtube.


Ralph Zig Tyko, who grew up on the east coast [“You can take the boy out of New York, but don’t forget about the Mann Act.”], pushes on the “doors of life” marked ‘pull,’ with his sardonic, off beat humor. His target is The Un-Holy Trinity… organized religion, big business and the government. Guests are from all walks of life, including players, coaches, and sportswriters from the “Golden Age of Sports.”  Zig’s ‘Studs Terkel like’ interviewing, brings out their passion, enthusiasm, and lust for living.  Regular guests include new age spirit, Sister Annie, and social commentator Brother Scott, who believes that “life is for learning,” and shares his wry observations. Fun galore, so click on, laugh, cry, and learn.

Our sponsors, Chesterfield.



Here’s a link to archived Comfortably Zoned shows: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/esd08xut2sxlhbq/9cYtMdx-qn


Sister Annie, adds her new age spirit…


We’re on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368315849849305/


Recently, Sean McCardle, and Ann Marie Gilpin [Scott’s daughter], played their guitars and sang songs… lighting up the studio.



The pride of Nelson, British Columbia, Dr. David Hersh, is a frequent caller.


Rebecca Ward Kennedy was a recent guest on the show, featuring music, and on-stage banter from The Rat Pack [Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr], and the first installment of ‘SURVIVIN’ DRIVIN’…
The music of Mose Allison, is played on every show.
Recent show featured a terrific interview with the late Charlie Fox, manager of the 1971 National League Western Division Champions. KCBS Radio Morning Sports Anchor, Steve Bitker, joins me to “talk Tito [Fuentes],” Willie Mays, Dave Kingman, Bobby Bonds, and Dirty Al Gallagher, Juan Marichal, Alameda’s Chris Speier, and the rest of the cast and characters that made up one of the most interesting team in Giants history.
S.F. comedian, Kurt Weitzmann graces our studio, from time to time.


Recent COMFORTABLY ZONED guests Bob Fisher, Julia Park Tracey, Beth Hurwitz, and Rebecca Ward Kennedy.


Actress/radio personality, Barbara Burton Stewart, helps demystify Jewish grandmothers.


Inch for inch, Kells Lynch is the funniest woman on earth. She’s a terrific guest.


Comedy icon, Shyama Sachi, is among our biggest supporters.


Author, and former Publisher of The Alameda Sun, Julia Park Tracy, and her spouse, baseball maven, Patrick Tracey, guested in July.




The original King of Queens, Wayne Unger, guests often.
Comedian/Actor, Jimmy Gunn was “Zoned,” in August.


Dr.Barb B. Read, Ralph Zig Tyko, pictured below:

 Sister Mary Zig Tykocinski, and Scott Gilpin, Occupying Alameda.

Dan Rush, is Director of the Medical Cannabis and Hemp Division for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union


Sara Somers is pictured here with A’s Jemile Weeks.

Comedian Doug Ferrari, a recent guest.


Alamedians Ralph Zig Tyko and recent C.Z. guest, KCBS Morning Sports Host, Steve Bitker.




Madelon, and Eric Chapman tell  Tales From Apt. 201

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Sister Mary Zig For Pope

March 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm (Alameda, News & Politics, Sister Mary Zig)

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Kittatinny’s Totem Pole

January 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm (Kittatinny Camp)

From the internet comes this terrific picture of  KLC alums, Lori Beck and Wendy Marcus, at the Totem Pole:

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Mexican American Holiday Spirit, Alameda Style

December 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm (Alameda)

Nothing like a Super Bean And Cheese Burrito [no hot sauce, no quacamole, no spel good] at Ramiro & Sons, on Alameda Ave. Then, a walk to the beach for an Alameda sunset.What a treat to live here!

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Kittatinny Camp’s Gary Gross Passes Away

December 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm (Kittatinny Camp)


Garry Gross in the 2010 Legacies Photo GalleryNEW YORK (AP) — Garry Gross, a fashion photographer known for his 1970s nude images of Brooke Shields, taken when she was 10 years old, has died in Manhattan, his sister said Tuesday. He was 73.

His sister, Linda Gross, said he died Nov. 30 from a heart attack at his home in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. “He’ll be sorely missed by family and friends alike,” his sister said when reached by The Associated Press by telephone at his studio.

Though Garry Gross earned his reputation as a celebrity image-maker — his pictures graced the covers of albums by Whitney Houston and Lou Reed — in 2002 he switched careers and became certified as a dog trainer.

Most recently, he had turned to photographing portraits of canines, including such notable dogs as talk show host Rachael Ray’s pit bull Isaboo.

But it was the 1970s images of Shields that marked his career most significantly.

In 1975, the actress’ mother, Teri Shields, consented to allow her daughter, then a child model, to be photographed nude for a Playboy Press publication. She and her mother earned $450 for the shoot, which included a full-frontal nude image of the girl standing in a bathtub. When Shields’ acting career took off years later, she said she was embarrassed by the continued circulation of the images. At 17, Shields sued Gross in New York to stop him from selling the images, arguing they were an invasion of her privacy and caused her embarrassment.

But after a lower court granted her an injunction, the state’s Court of Appeals decided 4 to 3 that the teenager could not break the contract signed by her mother that allowed Gross to take the pictures.

The court said Gross could continue to market the photos except to pornographic publications.

The photo shoot continued to make headlines decades later. In 2009, one of the images, appropriated by American artist Richard Prince for a work, had to be withdrawn by the Tate Modern museum in London after Scotland Yard warned that the image could break obscenity laws.

Jane Feldman, who managed the studio on Broadway and East 20th Street where the photographs of Shields were taken, said they were part of a series intended to explore young women coming of age.

“Garry saw it as art,” she said. “It’s an exploration, but it was done with great respect,” she added. “Yes, it’s intriguing, it’s provocative.”

But she said the protracted court battle cost him his career, saddling him with legal fees and marring his reputation among art directors.

“He went through periods of times where he was really angry about it,” she said.

Gross was born in New York City on Nov. 6, 1937. After college, he studied under photographers Francesco Scavullo, Lisette Model and Richard Avedon.

After winning the court case against Shields in 1981, Gross went to Italy, where he worked for an agency. Upon returning to the U.S., he left the fashion industry and became a dog trainer in 2002.

It was while training dogs that he became interested in photographing them and soon grew interested in the plight of senior dogs, his sister said.

“He was very concerned about the destiny of old dogs,” Linda Gross said. “When their owners die, they end up in shelters. But people don’t typically want to take them home.”

She said he had hoped to produce a book about aging dogs and had taken many photographs for the yet-unpublished work.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press

Here’s Brooke:


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Helen Does Chicago

December 6, 2010 at 10:51 am (Kittatinny Camp)

KLC”s Helen Pearson Friedman readies for winter in Chicago.

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KLCers Meet In Arizona

August 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm (Kittatinny Camp)

Helen Pearson contributes this picture of her, and Fran Ehrenberg, taken a few months ago.

It occurs to me that this blog is the closest thing to The Klarion, going. Gawd, I love re-connecting with ya’ll!!

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Bob Sheppard, A Truely Great Voice Silenced

July 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm (Baseball, Life & Death)

What a sound!! Bob Sheppard was the best Public Address Announcer, ever. His voice will forever be in my head.


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Kittatinny’s Craig Pearson…

July 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm (Kittatinny Camp)

… with his terrific Grandchildren.

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