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Name O'Brien, Ed

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2011-007-001 - Documents

In 1998, Mendocino High School photography teacher, Bill Brazill, and English teacher , John Rugebregt, with the help of an Annenberg Rural Challenge grant, began a project to interview and document the works of various artists living in Mendocino in that time. "Mendocino Artists - an Endangered Species" was the result of many hours of photographing, interviewing and writing about the works of twenty-three diverse artists. The students involved in the photography were Ben Corey-Moran, Nat Corey-Moran, Nicole DeMaestri, Gwyndyd Hurni, Sarah Levene, Justin Lewis, Michael Minkus, Ryan Rhoades and Tom Robinson. The writers were Alana Berenson, Owen Grohman, Rebecca Miller and Seth Tsujimura.

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Business & Commerce - 2004-01-47

What was it like to set up shop in the town of Mendocino in the wild and wooly '70's? What has changed since then? Erich Smid, Ship Maclaren, Susan Cimmiyotti, Glen Ricard and Ed O'Brien share their stories of Mendocino in the 1970's and 80's. Hosted by Kris Smith and filmed by Julia Larke.

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Art - 2006-1-302

Photographs, biographical information and statements on various artists created by Mendocino High School students The project began in 1998 with English teacher John Rugebregt, Art teacher Bill Brazill and a few Mendocino High School students. With a grant from the North Coast Rural Challenge Network, part of the Annenberg Network for rural schools, the students visited and documented working artists and artisans of the Mendocino community. Artist Judy Detrick designed the book and teacher Deena Zarlin was the NCRCN coordinator.

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Books - 2008-20-25

Authors Linda Wilson and Walt McKeown pay tribute to the many dedicated volunteers who have risked their lives to save others. They have also put together a fascinating and extensive history on the devastating fires, cliff rescues, auto accidents and treacherous surf rescues that the Mendocino Volunteer Fire Department has responded to since the worst fire in Mendocino History destroyed 25 buildings in October 1870.

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People - 1986-008-1868

Oral Interview with Mendocino local resident, Ed O'Brien by Kelley House Director, Rob Fowler. Ed describes his experiences growing up in the military, objecting to the Vietnam War and arriving in Mendocino, in 1970, on his way to Canada to avoid the draft. Ed talks about the counterculture movement in Mendocino at that time and his decision to buy the Compass Rose, which he still owns and operates. This interview was a special oral history project aimed at interviewing Mendocino's longtime citizens.

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People - 2007-03-21

Mendocino Fire Department, Eugene "Foggy" Gomes, chief. From left to right: Back row: Ansel Brandon, John Younger, Kevin Grant, Duncan Rasmussen, Wes Hee Second row: Ed O'Brien, Ken Jackson, Tim Poehlmen, Barry Cusick, Ralph Netser, Hank Dahl Front row: Forrest Francis, Danny Hervilla, Steve Schlafer, Foggy Gomes, Jack Lemos, Steve Wells, Dennis Heydon.

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People - 2011-007-018

Artist, craftsman and local merchant, Ed O'Brien, in his shop in Mendocino. Ed's shop, Compass Rose Leather, in Mendocino is a showplace for Ed's leather goods such as wallers, belts and book covers. In: Mendocino Artists: An Endangered Species

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People - 2011-007-019

Artist, craftsman and local merchant, Ed O'Brien, in his shop in Mendocino. Ed's shop, Compass Rose Leather, in Mendocino is a showplace for Ed's leather goods such as wallers, belts and book covers. In: Mendocino Artists: An Endangered Species

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Business & Commerce - 2007-03-703

The first location of the Compass Rose, a leather business owned and operated by Ed O'Brien. The business was located in what was originally the Lisbon Hotel and later became the Paoli Hotel on Ukiah Street. Ed painted the section of the hotel that was his shop.