King Harris was a native Californian who was raised in the country town of Woodside and the city of San Francisco. During his youth, King much preferred rock ‘n’ roll music to anything that local grade and high schools had to offer, yet he somehow graduated to college where he was disappointed to learn that being a Top 40 disc jockey or a drummer in a rock band weren’t part of the school curriculum. King’s subsequent choice to major in English caught the attention of Uncle Sam, who in 1969 sent him to Vietnam as a Defense Language Instructor. Not long after his release, he discovered the world of journalism in Steinbeck Country, a craft and occupation he vigorously explored for more than four decades all along the Central Coast of California, sharing his adventures and accolades with his beloved wife Sara. King died in 2022.