MONTCLARION: August 15, 2014
In late July, I wrote about a culinary wave headed for Montclair. Make that a tidal wave. (more…)
MONTCLARION: August 1, 2014
It’s been a long time since I’ve checked out Lake Merritt at night. I really need to get out more.
The change is impressive. There are cafés and people everywhere – a beautiful blend of humanity coming together to celebrate the near-perfect weather in Oakland. (more…)
MONTCLARION: June 6, 2014
Is Montclair losing its post office? This is the question David Sarber posed in a recent email. Even though he no longer owns a camera shop next door, Sarber has seen what he calls “a subtle but steady” decline in services at our village postal branch. (more…)
MONTCLARION: May 23, 2014
I’m going out on a limb with this. I sincerely hope no one’s offended. Of all the Greek wines I tried last weekend, there’s one I will not buy again.
I do not like retsina. I do not like this Greek wine. I don’t like it with Dolmas. I don’t like it with lamb. I won’t even drink it with green eggs and — you get the point. (more…)
MONTCLARION: May 16, 2014
“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” That’s what Dick Callahan told my students recently at Saint Mary’s College. The longtime public address announcer for the Oakland A’s knows something about dreams — as one of only 30 people in the world who do what he does — announce major league baseball games. (more…)