The world is full of connections. I was living in the hills of Nevada County just upslope from Grass Valley. I'm now living down here on the coast just south of Hearst Castle, built by William Randolph Hearst, the newspaperman who inspired Citizen Kane.
Today I'm watching Deadwood for the first time. I'm somewhere in the second season and a representative for a Hearst is making noises. So I looked him up. Turns out it's William Randolph Hearst's father.
And where did George Hearst start making his money? Grass Valley, California.
I know it's the new car effect, but still.