Herb Caen used to hang out with the local Homo Beatnikus in this area. In fact, Caen and Jack Kerouac spent some time throwing back drinks one night when Kerouac was supposed to meet with Henry Miller in Big Sur. Kerouac didn't make it to Big Sur that night. I'm not sure whether Caen got a column out of the night or not.
Herb Caen, journalist
Jack Kerouac, novelist and poet
Henry Miller, writer
(The story above is false except for the names. But, it could have happened!)