OCEANSIDE — Oceanside Public Library invites the public to meet “San Diego Legends” author Jack Innis at 10:30 a.m. May 20 on the second floor of the Civic Center Library at 330 N. Coast Highway 101.
Innis will speak about exploration of the California coast and of Spanish galleons, including the Trinidad, believed to have been lost near Oceanside. Learn about “Calafia,” an island sought by explorers thought to be inhabited solely by women, who were guarded by winged griffins. Innis will also share about the legendary “Torrey Pines Hermit” who lived for decades in a two-room cave he dug himself at Torrey Pines Park. Innis will share slides of his recent visit to the hermit’s cave and welcomes any input or anecdotes about the hermit.
Innis is a freelance editor, a writer and journalist who lives in San Diego with his wife and daughter. He is a surfer, fisherman, boating enthusiast and the local media relations representative for the International Game Fish Association. Innis has made an extensive study of the legends and oft-times quirky history of San Diego and has put those stories in his book, “San Diego Legends.” The book will be available for signing and purchase at the event.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information, visit at oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.