Friday, December 01, 2006

Let's Hear It For Cats, Who Never Run Out of Ways to Push the Delightfulness Envelope

James Kim and His Family Missing

After years of his TV appearances, podcasts, reviews, and columns, James Kim has become like a friend to me, even though we're complete strangers. Like all his fans, I'm stunned to learn that he, his wife and their daughters have disappeared while driving through the Pacific Northwest, from San Francisco to Gold Beach.

The San Francisco Police are asking for the public's help, and at this time are focusing their search on Highway 38. More information is available at Crave:

"They were driving a 2005 silver Saab station wagon with the personalized California license plate 'DOESF.'

"Those with information about the Kim family's whereabouts are asked to contact San Francisco police immediately at 415-558-5508 during normal business hours and at 415-553-1071 after-hours. The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit can be reached at 503-823-0446."

: As of Friday, the focus of the search had moved north to Douglas County. Go to for details.

12/4 UPDATE: James' wife and daughters found alive. The search continues for James, who left on foot two days ago to find help.