He and Tiger Ward briefly dated. She moved to London in 81. He is the spirit-godfather of Marcel Foley.
He was a political activist for the rights of tenants. He was a voracious reader, and writer. He wrote an un-produced screenplay on the downtown Santa Cruz scene and the Loma Prieta Earthquake called "Lomo, Oh Loma."
He was an honorary member of the Ohlone tribe.