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People’s Park, once a symbol of peace, turns into a battleground in the housing war

BERKELEY, Calif. — For more than half a century, since activists created People’s Park in the spirit of peace and brotherhood, it has been a battleground. Attempts by the University of California over the years to build on the land,…

Popular mochi bakery Third Culture opens two locations in SF

San Francisco squishy mochi muffin lovers won’t have to cross the bridge to experience the chewy glory of Third Culture Bakery soon. The Berkeley spot is expanding with two locations in San Francisco this year. The two new locations —…

The Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant and Bar Openings in the San Francisco Bay Area

Just three months into the new year, San Francisco and the East Bay have already welcomed an impressive list of new restaurants, bars and bakeries, including a Mission District sandwich shop from a star chef, an oasis on the Nikkei…

New California law prevents UC Berkeley enrollment decline

“I am grateful to the Legislature for acting quickly on this critical issue? This sends a clear signal that California will not let lawsuits get in the way of the education and dreams of thousands of students, our future leaders…

Apply soon to become an East Bay District Lifeguard

Want a good summer job? The East Bay Regional Park District is looking to hire 50 new lifeguards for the 2022 swim season. The district operates 10 bathing areas including lakes, lagoons and pools. The lifeguard position is full-time seasonal…

7 Reasons Berkeley Is A Happy Place For Museum Lovers

Are you a museum lover? Everywhere, museums open their doors to visitors. Around the world, treasured institutions are hosting living virtual tours and exquisite traveling exhibitions. As a result, access to our museum’s treasures has never been more accessible or…

LA moves to lift vaccine verification mandate at domestic businesses

Members of the Los Angeles City Council took the first step Wednesday toward lifting vaccine verification requirements at many indoor businesses, the latest in a series of rule relaxations as the Omicron push wears off regularly. Although not yet final,…

Vegan kreplach and the secret to tender and delicious hamantaschen – Marin Independent Journal

As a trained chef and registered dietitian, Micah Siva has already helped thousands of people eat healthier through his vegan-centric food blog, Nosh with Micah, nutrition workshops and recipe development for adults. businesses (Nestle) and small (Oaktown Spice Shop) ….

Some Bay Area colleges are keeping COVID-19 mask mandates

Elementary, middle and high school students will soon be removing their masks, but young adults and their twenties will have to keep them on at some local universities and colleges. San Jose State and San Francisco State are among several…

The 5 Best German Restaurants in Oakland, CA

Below is a list of the best German restaurants in Oakland. To help you find the best German restaurants near you in Oakland, we’ve put together our own list based on this list of rating points. The best German restaurants…

Grace Chou: The Challenges of Commercializing Academic Innovation | Undergraduate research

Title Challenges of commercializing academic innovation Mentor Grace Chou department Research & Innovation Organic sketch As Director of Innovation and Commercialization, Grace Chou leads the overall advancement of the University’s technology commercialization activities and its Innovation Center, a hub for…

Berkeley’s NIMBYs shed light on adverse effects of CEQA – Press Telegram

SACRAMENTO — Researchers at UC Berkeley in 1995 conducted a comprehensive investigation of California’s environmental quality law and said the landmark environmental law “could be improved” by toughening its standards and expanding regulatory oversight. . The researchers were especially concerned…

California plan would streamline housing laws for colleges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Senator Scott Wiener introduced legislation on Tuesday that would exempt the state’s public colleges and universities from an environmental review process that often slows construction in the state, as the University of California is fighting…

COVID-19: San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA metro area among the safest in America

2022-02-17 The United States reported more than 1,167,000 new coronavirus cases in the seven days ending February 15, bringing the total number to more than 77.0 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 912,000 COVID-19 related deaths…

The projects could bring more than 500 new apartments

The Lair, an eight-story, 40-unit apartment proposal, would occupy the site at 2440 Shattuck Avenue at Haste Street in downtown Berkeley. Credit: Johnson Lyman Architects Developers are proposing plans for four new apartment complexes along Shattuck, University and San Pablo…

Patricia Baker Obituary (1933 – 2022) – Richland, WA

Patricia (Pat) Ann Baker October 5, 1933 – February 5, 2022 Richland, Wash. – Pat passed away on February 5, 2022, at the age of 88. Born in Phoenix, AZ on October 5, 1933, to Irene and Paul Woodward. The…

These are the counties in the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, California metro area where COVID-19 is growing fastest

2022-02-05 After adding more than 2,974,000 new cases over the past week, the United States now has more than 74.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 880,000 COVID-19 related deaths – the highest death toll of…

Contra Costa County drops proof of vaccination and negative test requirement at restaurants and gyms – CBS San Francisco

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (CBS SF) – Contra Costa County health officials announced Friday that certain businesses, including restaurants and gyms, are no longer required to check customers for proof of vaccinations or a test. negative. “We believe the time has…

Virtua Partners sells Britannia Business Center in the Bay Area for $78 million

Virtua Partners has sold the Britannia Business Center in Pleasanton, Calif., a town in the Bay Area, for $78 million to an anonymous buyer. The 292,000 square foot property is among the most successful R&D campuses in the Bay Area….

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated: $78 million paid for a four-building R&D/office campus in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, 2022 –JLL Capital Markets today announced the closing of the $78 million sale of the Britannia Business Center, a state-of-the-art R&D/office campus totaling 292,000 square feet in the Bay Area community of Pleasanton, California. JLL represented…

A seat for everyone to play chess on Telegraph Avenue

Turning the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street in Berkeley is an exercise in nostalgia. Suddenly, ever-rotating storefronts, eye-catching new housing and shiny electric cars give way to dozens of people crammed into chessboards – phones out of sight…

Berkeley hotels have a lot to offer locals

The rooftop terrace of the new hotel, Aiden by Best Western, at the university and in Sacramento, is open to hotel guests and members of the community. Credit: Kelly Sullivan This story is brought to you by the City of…

The Hottest Rental Markets in the Bay Area

Hello, Bay Area. It’s Friday, Jan. 28, and a lawsuit against San Mateo County accuses the justice system of creating a “financial trap” for low-income people. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Looking for a new…

UC Berkeley Museum of Anthropology Returns Remains of 1860 Massacre to Wiyot Tribe – CBS San Francisco

EUREKA (AP) — The most vulnerable members of the Wiyot tribe were sleeping on the morning of February 26, 1860, when a band of white men crept into their northern California villages in the dark and massacred them . Many…

The remains of slaughtered ancestors are returned to the Wiyot tribe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most vulnerable members of the Wiyot tribe were sleeping on the morning of Feb. 26, 1860, when a band of white men slipped into their northern California villages in the dark and took them down….

Thousands of Bay Area customers lose power as high winds approach 100mph

Thousands of people across the Bay Area lost power ahead of the weekend, thanks to predicted high winds that reached nearly 100 mph in parts of North Bay. Although many households and businesses were restored by midday Saturday, including shops…

Pandemic-era street art shines in ‘The City Canvas,’ a new exhibit at Pier 70

We all remember the early days of the pandemic, in March 2020, when the strange term “shelter in place” became our daily way of life. Suddenly the bustling streets of San Francisco and Oakland and beyond were empty, eerily apocalyptic,…

Drug overdose deaths fell in 2021 – but not by much

Hello, Bay Area. It’s Thursday, January 20, and the federal government is sending nearly $3 billion in wildfire relief to protect the most fire-prone areas in California and the West. Here’s what you need to know to start your day….

What can a mayor do to make a city more livable? –Streetblog San Francisco

“In most cities, mayors don’t have a lot of power,” Emeryville Mayor John Bauters told Streetsblog in a recent interview. He sees himself as part of a team with the city council, which holds most of the decision-making power in…

Bay Area zero-waste stores thrive after pandemic pollution wave

When Shanti Jourdan received her first bike delivery of laundry detergent, Epsom salt and olive oil from Re-Up Refill Shop in Oakland, she thought she had found the Holy Grail. “I’ve been really into the idea of ​​zero waste and…

Did Harvard just signal the end of the era of testing it started

In the 1920s, Harvard’s adoption of the SAT for admission energized a nascent movement of standardized admissions testing in elite enclaves. In the 1960s, when the University of California (UC) system did the same, it made the admissions testing trend…

Gay Gourmet’s Top 22 for 2022 – San Francisco Bay Times

By David Landis– 2021 has been a zinger, especially for the restaurant community, so let’s hope 2022 is better. To start the year off right, The Gay Gourmet celebrates my crush 22 of the Bay Area’s Best Restaurants (many of…

Native American inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Narinder Kapany left an indelible mark

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS): He is considered the “father of fiber optics”, one of the seven “unsung heroes of the 20th century” for his Nobel Prize-winning breakthrough that spawned the internet and is responsible for devices ranging from endoscopes…

Oakland’s iconic restaurant, Brown Sugar Kitchen, closes for good

Chef Tanya Holland on the opening day of Brown Sugar Kitchen in Uptown Oakland. Credit: Sarah Han After nearly 15 years in business, Tanya Holland’s revolutionary restaurant, Brown Sugar Kitchen, has permanently closed its last location. The news will disappoint…

Covid-19 tracker: the pace continues

Hello, Mission, and welcome to Virus Village, your (somewhat regular) Covid-19 data dump. Regardless of the measure – infections, hospitalizations, positivity rates and R-numbers – San Francisco seems to be still in the heart of the omicron woods. First the…

Paul McCreary obituary (1970 – 2021) – Chico, CA

Paul mccrearySep 24, 1970 – Dec 13 2021Chico, CaliforniaPaul Matthew McCreary, 51, former San Ramon man, died on December 13, 2021 at his home in Chico, with his family by his side after bravely battling cancer.Son of Thomas and Fran…

History Tidbits of Orr Hot Springs – Mendocino Lighthouse

As a Kelley House docent looking for a book on the Orr Hot Springs area, I have amassed more information than I could ever use in what I plan to be a small post on the subject. . While the…

The pandemic may have reshaped cities forever

Even with these opinions on the books, the pandemic – or indeed, the random response to it – has changed people’s perceptions of what a city can be. “As a species, we’re not good at imagining things we’ve never seen,…

Elizabeth Holmes trial live – Former Theranos chief’s fate hangs in the balance as jurors fail to deliver verdict on Day 4

THE jury in the trial against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is in its second week of deliberations. In March 2018, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission charged former Holmes and Theranos chairman Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani with fraud by…

🌱 Bay Bridges Increases toll + Orinda Mayor Award of Excellence

Happy Wednesday, Concorde! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s going on in the city today. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Cool with periods of rain. High: 47 Low: 38. Rent this space! Are you…

Treacherous Sierra Blizzard “Blowing Like a Shaken Snow Globe” Stalls Travelers, Shuts Down Tahoe Lifts

UPDATE: Sierra snowfall just broke a 51-year record and buried several ski resorts, forcing closure. Whiteout conditions darkened the Sierra skies over the holiday weekend as a relentless blizzard blew up the mountains, shutting down major roads to Lake Tahoe,…

The bay area omicron wave is underway. Here’s what to expect in the coming weeks

The omicron outbreak has started in the Bay Area, but this fifth wave of COVID is unlikely to unfold like any of the previous – and now very familiar – roller coaster models of the 2-year pandemic. Health experts predict…

These 8 graphics show how the pandemic has changed the way we travel in the Bay Area

In ways big and small, the pandemic has transformed life in the Bay Area, and nowhere is this perhaps more apparent than in the way we move around the area. In 2019, the Bay Area’s transit systems – some of…

Joan Didion obituary | Jeanne Didion

The writing of Joan Didion, who died in 87 years, resembled a mantra, mannered, even “embedded in its own modulations” (it was Martin Amis’s snipe). It was also unique and remarkable. Even the shape of his books was unusual, the…

Plan for 2 electric ferries, rebuilding Berkeley pier could cost $ 122 million

The city chose a concept called “the sword” as their preferred vision for a new Berkeley pier. Credit: City of Berkeley Berkeley Marina may one day be home to two electric ferries and a reconstructed sword-shaped pier, but the exact…

CBRE represents GFI Partners in the sale of $ 18 million of industrial property to Woburn

225 Wildwood Ave, Woburn Woburn, Massachusetts – CBRE announced that it has arranged the sale of a 66,225 square foot industrial property located at 225 Wildwood Avenue in Woburn, Massachusetts. Based in San Francisco Berkeley Partners acquired the asset for…

What $ 1.3 million buys you in California

San José | $ 1.299 million A 1997 home in a planned community, with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.1 acre lot This home is in a community of around 70 homes near Lake Almaden Park,…

Mr. Fillmore moves on | The new Fillmore

Photograph of Vas Kiniris by Chloe Jackman By CHRIS BARNETT After nearly three decades of involvement with the Fillmore Merchants Association – as a board member, vice president, president and the past five years as executive director – Vasilios Kiniris,…

Oakland May Require COVID-19 Vaccine to Dine Indoors

OAKLAND – People dining in Oakland restaurants or visiting other indoor public gathering spaces such as gyms may need to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 if city council approves an emergency order on Tuesday. The ordinance, proposed by…

Obituary of Mavis Baird (1925 – 2021) – San Mateo, CA

Mavis C. Baird, passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in Berkeley on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. She was born to AJ Canata and Hazel Mae Miller on December 8, 1925 in San Francisco. She passed away before death…

What California could get from the federal bipartisan infrastructure bill

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors articles on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless stated otherwise in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or the editorial direction of sponsored content. Support Streetsblog California today….

Can a climber help “restore” Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley?

On a sunny November morning, Lucho Rivera tiptoed along the edge of a granite bluff towering 1,800 feet above the flat, indigo surface of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. He checked that a pair of steel bolts he had driven into…

California to reimpose indoor mask mandate statewide when omicron arrives

California will re-impose indoor mask warrants in public places for all residents, regardless of immunization status, from Wednesday to January 15, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Ghaly said on Monday. The news comes shortly after the rapidly spreading…

Take a first look inside the new Residence Inn by Marriott in Berkeley

At 168 feet tall, the new Residence Inn Berkeley is now the fourth tallest building in Berkeley. The hotel will welcome its first guests later this week. Credit: Kelly Sullivan From the Presidential Suite on the 17th floor of the…

Great Dickens Fair Faces Harassment, Racism Allegations – Oakland News Now

Oakland News Now – Great Dickens Fair faces allegations of harassment and racism – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type…

A story from my Thanksgiving trip to Denver, Colorado

This last Thanksgiving, I flew to Colorado to visit relatives in Aurora, a town on the outskirts of Denver. After a two hour flight from Oakland, I collected my bags and got out. It wasn’t cold in November in Colorado,…

Bay Area whiskey wins Esquire Spirit’s Awards for 2021

Esquire’s 2021 Spirit Awards named a Bay Area company one of the best this year. Guido Von Oepen / EyeEm / Getty Images / EyeEm Bay Area Whiskey Company Recognized as One of the Best Esquire’s Spirit Awards for 2021….

Saturday morning news summary

Alameda and Berkeley County public health officials said on Friday they had identified five East Bay residents with the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The patients, who are believed to be mildly symptomatic, were among 12 COVID cases linked to a…

Berkeley Marina hotel workers seek union contract

The DoubleTree by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina, in October 2021. Credit: Kelly Sullivan EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a Berkeley Marina story series written by graduate journalism students at UC Berkeley in partnership with Berkeleyside. As the hospitality…

Former Takata Owner Lena Turner Returns To Japantown With New Sushi Aoba Restaurant

Ten months after the closure of her decades-old Takara restaurant, legendary Japantown restaurateur Lena Turner is set to make a triumphant return to the neighborhood. KQED Reports that Turner will be opening Sushi Aoba, a 10- or 12-seat omakase restaurant…

BL Longform: 19th-century Gilmore colony collapses on farm

Only former slaves and laborers move to Hollister to start their lives anew. BL Longform articles are designed for a quieter reading experience. You can print BenitoLink articles by clicking on the printer icon at the top of each article….

Alice Waters helps museum meet the tastes of art lovers

LOS ANGELES – As The Hammer Museum emerges from closure from last year’s pandemic, it has assembled a range of big names who it hopes will draw crowds to its campus down the street from the l ‘University of California…

Let’s give Telegraph Avenue back to the people

Telegraph Avenue is Berkeley’s most historic and famous street, but its current design is unsuitable for students and needs to change. We use Telegraph Avenue to meet our basic needs. We shop on Telegraph, have lunch, buy our essentials and…

Face-to-Face with Walmart U.S. CEO Amid Supply Chain Crisis – Oakland News Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rwZOMIdOFQ Oakland News Now – One-on-one with Walmart’s CEO in the United States amid supply chain crisis – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog…

7 Best CA Restaurants: Esquire List 2021

CALIFORNIA – California can be proud of its culinary prowess, placing several restaurants at the top of several lists of best restaurants, and we have done it again. The new recognition comes in Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America, 2021….

Stanford vs. Berkeley in “The Real World”: Who’s Who?

The color of the shirt on Big Game day is probably how you distinguish Stanford and Berkeley students from each other. Fair enough; this simple method usually works wonders, leaving you with a little margin for error. Therefore, you might…

So you think you can dress up: a comparison of fashion culture at Stanford and Berkeley

Graphic: Caitlin Kunchur / The Stanford Daily There is something distinctive about college fashion; call it the daring of youth or the excitement of independent living. Universities welcome students from all over the world, who come together to form a…

Bonnie Sherk, landscape designer full of surprises, dies at 76

On a Thursday in June 1970, a San Francisco police officer was going mad because motorists entering the busy central freeway near Market Street applied their brakes, surprised by an unusual sight. On what the day before had been bare…

OSHA Suspends Large Employer’s Mandate On COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday suspended its requirement that large employers nationwide ensure their workers are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly for the virus by the 4th. January, questioning President Biden’s controversial tenure. The…

The rise of herbal catering | Food + Drink

Request without meat meals, like burgers of Impossible Foods is skyrocketing. Courtesy of Impossible Foods When Tanya Holland started planning the menu for her new Town Fare restaurant, the Oakland chef felt she had an obligation to consider her options…

After successful run in Emeryville, Mama Lamees is looking for a new home

Mama Lamees was busy when it opened at the Emeryville Public Market. Credit: Sarah Han Where does the East Bay go for luscious and authentic shawarma? In 2019, long before Shawarmaji opened in Oakland, one of the most popular destinations…

Tennis Channel Live: WTA Finals

Oakland News Now – Tennis Channel Live: WTA Finals – video produced by the YouTube channel with the logo at the top left of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. Tennis…

College tool displays degree costs, post-graduation salaries and more

Students in Stanford University’s English program can expect to earn around $ 24,000 two years after graduating from the prestigious private university. Just down the street, students who earn a two-year associate’s degree through Foothill College in the allied health…

Brunch Goals at Chef Mona Leena’s California-Palestinian Restaurant, Lulu

The spread to Lulu Louie Bay Area-born and raised chef Mona Leena Michael opened her first brick and mortar restaurant, Louie, earlier this year in Berkeley, Calif. Have previous culinary experiences, including being part of the opening team of Roka…

Trojans invade Cal for 1921 USC game

A century ago, the “great god of football,” according to the Berkeley Daily Gazette, inspired thousands of people to descend on Berkeley to watch the Golden Bears play against the USC Trojans at California Field on the UC campus. Berkeley….

From supervisors who took a wrecking ball to plans for 800 units

When San Francisco supervisors rejected 316 tiny housing units in the Tenderloin this month, they took over shared kitchens and bathrooms, claiming the building was a technical dormitory in the making. What the area really needs is housing big enough…

In-N-Out Burger Closes All Indoor Contra Costa County Dining Rooms Due To Local Vaccination Mandates

In-N-Out Burger has closed its five dining venues in Contra Costa County due to the restaurant chain’s refusal to comply with local health mandates requiring customers to show proof of their immunization status. The county’s immunization mandate requires employees to…

Best New Restaurants in East Bay 2021 | Food + Drink

While the Alley and Vine menu is constantly changing, always expect high quality fish and meat offerings. Nicolas parisi FLOWER DINNER DESTINATION JUST CLOSE TO ALAMEDA’S MAIN TRAINING. Alley and Vine has made the bold decision to open in December…

SF’s In-N-Out Is Again Under Health Department Investigation After Complaint Over Restaurant Inside

San Francisco’s only In-N-Out is under investigation again after reports that diners were allowed to eat inside – in violation of a Department of Health directive. health to remain closed inside until the restaurant agrees to check customers’ vaccination cards….

How Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin” Began

Journey’s powerful ballad “Don’t Stop Believin ‘” was not the most popular single from the band’s 1981 album, “Escape”. It only reached 9th place on the Billboard pop charts. But somehow it has become a staple anthem at sporting events…

The final workshop on the proposed Berkeley ferry service will take place on Wednesday

The closed Berkeley Pier viewed through a chain link fence in mid-October 2021. Credit: Kelly Sullivan Should the city replace the municipal pier at Berkeley Marina – closed since 2015 – with a multi-purpose structure for regular commuter ferry service…

Berkeley Marina ferry plan worries recreational users

A windsurfer cruises near the pier at Berkeley Marina in mid-October 2021. Credit: Kelly Sullivan David Fielder tries to be on the water at least 100 days a year at the Berkeley Marina. Now, with the prospect of a new…

These are the counties in the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, California metropolitan area where COVID-19 is growing the fastest

After adding more than 455,000 new cases in the past week, the United States now has more than 44.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 710,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 – the highest death toll of…

Renu Mehra receives Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award

Synopsys Digital Design Group R&D Group Director Honored as Pioneer of Design Automation for Power Management SAN FRANCISCO– (BUSINESS WIRE) –# 58DAC–Renu Mehra, R&D Group Director for the Digital Design Group at Synopsys, has been selected as the 2021 recipient…

“We refuse to become the vaccination police”

Beloved California burger chain In-N-Out is fighting back against San Francisco’s vaccine mandate. The company blew up the city after the Department of Public Health temporarily closed its Fisherman’s Wharf location on October 14 for failing to check customers’ vaccination…

Inside the Bay Area Korean-American Cannabis Dinner Series, where tickets sell out fast

One evening in September earlier this year, a group of 45 fashionably dressed women gathered on the luxurious open roof of Four One Nine, an event space tucked away in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. They had the chance to get…

China seeks to cement ties in Europe

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Chinese President Xi Jinping aims to strengthen relations in Europe, a traditional stronghold of support for the United States, as a buffer against fragile Sino-American relations, analysts say. Xi met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last…

🌱 Help find stabbing suspect + Caught Carjackers + HalloWine

Happy Monday neighbors! Here’s everything you need to know that’s happening locally today. First, the weather forecast for the day: Usually sunny and cool. High: 67 Low: 43. Here are the best stories at Concord today: Pleasant Hill the police…

The fastest growing COVID-19 county in the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, California area

2021-10-16 After adding more than 637,000 new cases in the past week, the United States now has more than 44.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 710,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 – the highest death toll…

The Ultimate California Vegan Road Trip

If the urge to travel is running through your vegan veins, the ultimate California road trip is probably high on your to-do list. This route takes you from San Diego to San Francisco, munching on purple taquitos in Costa Mesa,…

Pioneering drummer who played with the best

Dottie dodgionBirth: SeptemberSeptember 23, 1929Passed away: September 17, 2021 Dottie Dodgion, one of the very few top female drummers in the male-dominated jazz world of the 1950s and 1960s, died on September 17 in a hospice in Pacific Grove, California….

Man threatening San Francisco synagogue arrested and released – J.

A mentally ill person, Anatoly Smolkin, has repeatedly and aggressively harassed the families and staff of the Beth Sholom congregation in San Francisco, according to executive director Vered Cohen. He has shown up about six times in the past six…

Alleviating California’s Housing Shortage Through Shopping Malls

California officials have taken small but important steps to curb the state’s extraordinarily high housing prices and remove barriers to construction. While legislation banning single-family zoning has grabbed the headlines, its importance may be more symbolic than practical. A more…

Honors, events, comings and goings – Oct. 2021 – J.

Honors Yonatan Winetraub, who holds an MD from Stanford, is one of the recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Early Independence Award of $ 1.25 million. Winetraub’s fame came as a co-founder of SpaceIL, the organization that crashed an…

Dottie Dodgion, outstanding drummer in more than one way, dies at 91

Dottie Dodgion, one of the few top drummers in the male-dominated jazz world of the 1950s and 1960s, died on September 17 in a hospice in Pacific Grove, California. She was 91 years old. The cause was a stroke, her…

5 parks and nature reserves to discover this fall

It is autumn, the weather is cooling and the birds begin their migrations on the great Pacific flyway. And the Bay Area’s parks and nature reserves make outdoor exploration more tempting than ever. As the pandemic continues and the threat…

San Bruno and Berkeley restaurants named best places to eat in 2021

Yelp came out with his The 100 best places to eat in 2021, and Bay Area restaurants landed two spots on the coveted list. Mazra, a relative newcomer to San Bruno, moved up to number two, while Berkeley’s Creekwood ranked…