Kudos to Bayview Herb for the scoop: Athol is going to be home to a shopping center! Herb confirmed with Mayor Bob Wachter that a shopping center is planned between Highway 95 and Howard Road, to be accessed from Highway 54. The rumored anchor is Super 1 Foods. Says Herb: "This long-awaited development is going to change our lives as no other local improvement has." More at Bay Views here.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.