A reader asks me if Van Amburg is still alive. He is.
Contrary to web sites indicating his demise, (no need to plug), Amburg is living in El Cerrito and retired. Reclusive? Yes, but very much alive. I know for a fact.
Michael Zwerling, owner of KSCO Radio in Santa Cruz knows Amburg and speaks to him regularly and Jim Wieder, a former TV reporter for KGO-TV and now the owner of Ace Hardware in Hayward told me Amburg stops by from time to time.
I'm trying to arrange an interview. I know many of you would love to know how Van's doing. So would I.
One thing though: He's not left the planet. And please no links from various web sites indicating otherwise. It ain't him.
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