April 6, 2017

Owsley, can you hear me now?

For months, the mayor of Richmond, California has been searching the city for a very unusual house. The building, if it’s still standing, isn’t exceptional — it’s just a one bed, one bath with a one-car garage. But the mayor thinks the house may have actually helped birth the Bay Area hippie movement of the late 1960s. Only problem is, he can’t find it.

Reporter Cat Schuknecht brings the second installment of a three-part series on the mayor’s search for the house where California’s “King of Acid,” Owsley Stanley ran an LSD lab back in the sixties.

Episode 1: Where’s Owsley?

Episode 3: Baby, you can drive my car

CREDITS:

REPORTER: Cat Schuknecht
MUSIC: "White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, “Mellow Yellow” by Donovan, and “Day Tripper” (BBC Sessions) by Jimi Hendrix
OTHER AUDIO: “LSD” (1966 Capitol Documentary Vinyl)
PHOTO CAPTION & CREDIT: Tim Scully points to a location on a map of Richmond where he thinks Owsley Stanley ran an LSD lab for four months in the summer of 1966. (Photo by Cat Schuknecht)

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