Chef Baehrend’s Bone Marrow Brûlée
Oakland’s little neighbor to the north is becoming very cool — and I don’t mean from sea breezes coming off the bay. Emeryville is attracting its own share of artists and eclectic eateries, including a place I discovered last week. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: Sept 23, 2015
The words “urban” and “wine country” seem incompatible. But in Oakland, they not only go together, they grow together. It’s crush time in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda — the cities that make up the East Bay Vintners Alliance (www.eastbayvintners.com). Never has math been so satisfying.
MERCURYNEWS.COM: September 15, 2015
We make nine million bike trips a day in the United States, according to the National Household Travel Survey and a lot of those rides are enjoyed on vacations. Continue reading
Sitting where FDR sat
MONTCLARION: Sept 13, 2015
It’s been 20 years since the USS Potomac opened to the public on the Jack London waterfront. A quarter-million people have been aboard this yacht since the summer of 1995. It’s the best history lesson a student could have on the life of our 34th president. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: Sept 3, 2015
School bells are ringing again at Montclair Elementary School, but it seems students aren’t the only ones learning a lesson. Several unsuspecting parents have reportedly been victims of smash-and-grab crimes since opening day on Aug. 24. Continue reading
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.