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A Hands-On Retirement: Stagecoach Driver Bob Anderson

A Hands-On Retirement: Stagecoach Driver Bob Anderson

To do this job, says Bob Anderson, ‘You gotta be a little horsey.’

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Costa, P.I.: Oh, The Secrets He Could Tell

Costa, P.I.: Oh, The Secrets He Could Tell

At 79, Al Costa may be the state’s longest-tenured active private investigator. Armed with computer databases and “a built-in BS detector,” he delights in exposing fakes and frauds and reuniting families with lost loved ones. His motto: “When in doubt, check it out.”

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Love That Crazy Ukulele

Love That Crazy Ukulele

My mother introduced me to the ukulele. I think I was 7 or 8. I  can still see her leaning against the kitchen counter in our house on  Newport Street in Denver. A Chesterfield smolders in an ashtray. She’s strumming

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Chowchilla: Retired Detective Reflects on the Case of a Lifetime

The crime’s seeds were planted when the trio played a what-if game about kidnapping a bunch of kids. Then, for a year, they expanded and planned out the unlikely scheme until there was nothing left but to carry it out.

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Elder Statesman of the Slopes

Frank Borrego of Sonora has a job plenty of 20-somethings would love – teaching skiing at Dodge Ridge. At 87, this longtime high school teacher is one of the oldest ski instructors in the U.S. It’s how he defines “retirement.”

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Lessons in Fulcrum Physics and More: Retired Teacher Shares Insights with Jujitsu Students

Two nights a week behind a downtown Sonora storefront, Dave Fairfield uses fulcrum physics to throw people, including young children, to the ground. Fairfield is a sensei, a teacher. His subject is jujitsu, an ancient Japanese martial art. But Fairfield

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Fit Together, Fit Forever

Staying in top physical condition is as simple as playing with a three-and-a-half-ounce ball and doing the downward dog. That’s according to one Tuolumne County couple who plays ping-pong and practices yoga and, because of it, embodies fitness and health.

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