MONTCLARION: August 28, 2015
Finally, foodies are leaving their hearts in San Francisco and coming to Oakland. A new poll by 10Best.com and USA Today has Oakland ranked seventh in the nation’s best food destinations. San Francisco was nominated by readers — but didn’t make the cut. Continue reading
Mercurynews.com: August 28, 2015
The daffodil-colored cottage sat just beyond the road, perched on a knoll and surrounded by grazing sheep.”Bonjour,” said the woman with the brightly colored apron as if welcoming dear friends. Her kind words entwined with the heady aroma of fresh bread as she showed us to a checker-cloth table near the window. Monet may have painted this scene, were he alive today.
MONTCLARION: August 20, 2015
The popularity of food shows has exploded since Julia Child sliced, diced and peeled her way into our hearts. Just ask Montclair cooking instructor Linda Carucci. The author of “Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks,” with 40,000 copies sold, is working with local filmmaker Mike Williams on a web-based cooking show scheduled to debut this fall.
MONTCLARION: August 12, 2015
If Thursday is the new Friday, then Jack London Square is the new Pier 39. Happy hour is suddenly a happening place at old stalwarts like Scott’s and Kincaid’s, with newcomers like Plank and Forge driving the traffic. Continue reading
OAKLANDTRIBUNE: August 6, 2015
Of all the honors 89-year-old John Tounger has received since the end of World War II, the one he received recently is perhaps the most significant. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: August 6, 2015
The Sixties. They say that if you remember them, you didn’t really live them. Still, someone in the Skyline High class of 1965 must know where the time capsule is buried. The reunion committee went out to dig it up the other day and couldn’t find it.
MONTCLARION: July 30, 2015
In the distance, the mounds of gray sand look like pyramids, rising abruptly above the landscape. Soon enough they’ll be gone as the foundation is poured for a brand new shopping center at Pleasant Valley Road and Broadway. Continue reading