Your congenial host since Dec. 2002, Charles is Napa born-and-bred, a graduate of Napa High (class of '62) and a product of Napa Junior College (as it was called back then).
Charles has worked in both TV (alongside the very young Jon Milller) and radio. He's also spent a good many years as an educator, at both the prep and college levels.
YASIEL PUIG (23) Los Angeles Dodger outfielder; made a big splash in his debut year
NICHOLAS HOULT (24) British actor seen in About a Boy (a very good movie), X-Men:The First Class, and Jack the Giant Killer
TERRELL OWENS (40) Former WR for the 49ers and other teams. Enough said.
TINO MARTINEZ (46) Retired 3rd baseman/1st basemen for, among others, the New York Yankees. Highly regarded by many
JEFFREY WRIGHT (47) Actor seen as Amercian agent Felix Leiter in a couple of the James Bond films; also a regular on TV's Boardwalk Empire
C. THOMAS HOWELL (47) Actor in The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Gettysburg, E.T.: The Extra-Terestrial and more
LARRY BIRD (56) One of basketball's greats; 3-times an MVP, 12 times an All-Star, Rookie of the Year ('1980); inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998
SUSAN COLLINS (61) Republican Senator from Maine
TOM WAITS (64) Raspy-voiced singer and actor
JOHNNY BENCH (66) One of baseball's all-time great catchers; 14 times an All-Star; 10 Golden Glove awards; 2 times NL MVP; Rookie of the Year (1968); inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989
ELLEN BURSTYN (81) Unforgettable in The Exorcist; won a Best Actress Oscar for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
ELI WALLACH (98) Wonderful character actor, often the best thing in some less than great movies, a stand-out in The Magnificent Seven, The Godfather, Part 2 and The Line-Up (filmed in late 50's SF - see it!)
HARRY CHAPIN (b. 1942) Singer-songwriter of modern folk-pop songs, such as "Cat's in the Cradle," "Taxi," and "W*O*L*D"
TED KNIGHT (b. 1923) Pompous anchorman Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
LOUIS PRIMA (b. 1910) Raucous lounge singer and bandleader who did very well with his wife, Keely Smith
JOSH DONALDSON (28) Popular and highly-regarded 3d baseman for the Oakland A's
DWIGHT HOWARD (28) Center/power forward, currently with the Houston Rockets
PHILIP RIVERS (32) Quarterback for the San Diego Chargers
DOMINIC MONAGHAN (37) Appealingly impish British actor in the Lord of the Rings trilogy; also seen in TV's Lost and the British detective series Hetty Wainwright Investigates
SINEAD O'CONNOR (47) Irish singer and activist
WENDELL PIERCE (47) Highly regarded actor for his work as Bunk Moreland in TV's The Wire
TERI HATCHER (49) Actress who shot to prominenece as Lois Lane in TV's Lois and Clark; even more successful in Desperate Housewives
ANN COULTER (52) Confrontational (abrasive? snarky?) conservative commentator
KIM BASINGER (60) Actress who won a Supporting Actress Oscar for L.A. Confidential; also the enticing bait in The Natural
GREG ALLMAN (66) Southern rocker, co-founder (with his late brother) of the Allman Brothers band
JAMES GALWAY (74) Very highly esteemed classical music flutist
MAXIMILIAN SCHELL (83) German actor, artist, producer and more who won a Best Actor Oscar for Judgment at Nuremburg; also seen to good advantage in Topkapi
SAM KINISON (b. 1953) Brash, intense comedian of the 80's
JIM MORRISON (b. 1943) Died-too-young lead singer of the Doors
JAMES MACARTHUR (b. 1937) Boyish actor remembered for his role as Danno ("Book 'em, Danno") in TV's Hawaii Five-O; the adopted son of playwright Charles MacArthur and Broadway legend Helen Hayes (he was actually Charles' son by way of Charles' mistress, but we'll keep that to ourselves, won't we)
DAVID CARRADINE (b. 1936) The original "Grasshopper" in TV's Kung-Fu; also Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill; eldest son of actor John Carradine
FLIP WILSON (1933) Hip, pioneering comic, creator of the outspoken Geraldine and considered TV's first black superstar
SAMMY DAVIS, JR. (b. 1925) Multi-talented performer (singer, dancer, actor, impressionist and probably a good deal more), member of the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford)
LEE J. COBB (b. 1911) Wonderful actor who often played gruff, unpleasant roles. Won acclaim for his Broadway performance as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman; appeared memorably in 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront (Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor) and The Exorcist
JAMES THURBER (b. 1894) Irascible, misogynistic humorist and cartoonist; think: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
DIEGO RIVERA (b. 1886) Mexican painter, often associated with the Muralist school; husband of Frida Kahlo
JEAN SIBELIUS (b. 1865) Finnish classical composer and national icon; his Finlandia spoke to his countrymen's souls at a dark time in their relations with Russia
ELI WHITNEY (b. 1765) American inventor famed for his cotton gin, which greatly expedited the separation of the fibers from the seeds
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (b. 1542) Ill-fated 1st cousin of Queen Elizabeth I
And Baseball John is always seeking baseball equipment of any sort. It's for the Challenger League and the ages go from young to adult; so just anything and everything will be welcomed as long as it pertains to the playing of baseball. 812-5424
Also, Don up in Calistoga has been on the lookout for the same three items for some time. Specifically, he's looking for 1) an air compressor and air tools, especially a sand-blasting cabinet; 2) Old British sports and/or parts (e.g., Morgan, Triumph, MG) with an especial interest in MGB cars and parts and if you can help with the latter, he'll pay you a finder's fee; and 3) a small car trailer. Don's number in Calistoga is 942-0546
Herbert fixes up older computers and reassembles parts into revitalized computers, both desktop PC's and laptops. They're extrardinarily inexpensive and Herbert stands by his work. His number 363-7394. Please understand that listing this phone number in this website does not constitute any sort of testimonial or advocation of this caller's skills or the quality of his services. If you choose to purchase an item from this caller or have this caller repair an item of yours, you do so at your own risk.
LES, THE SMALL ENGINE REPAIRMAN