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HILLS NEWSPAPERS: September 19, 2014

Beverly Hills — swimming pools, movie stars. And a celebrated ZIP code. A century old this year, the 90210 looks as good as it did when the Clampetts came into our pysche in the 1960s. (more…)

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MONTCLARION: September 19, 2014

It’s the most high-tech, energy-efficient stadium in the country. And it could be the new home of the Oakland Raiders. Sure, Levi’s Stadium already has the 49ers, but when this $1.2 billion facility was built, it was built for two teams. (more…)

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HILLS NEWSPAPERS: July 25, 2014

 

Airport parking. It’s one of those things that sends blood pressure – and travel budgets – soaring. It’s also big business for airports like SFO, where parking brings in as much as $118 million in annual revenue. But unless you like donating to the cause (to the tune of $14-$45 a day) consider a Park, Sleep and Fly package.

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MERCURYNEWS.COM: June 27, 2014

Sundance, Cannes, Toronto. There are more than 3,000 film festivals in the world, but only one has a backdrop like this. The Maui Film Festival must be what heaven is like for cinema buffs. (more…)

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INSIDEBAYAREA.COM: June 13, 2014

On the long list of Bay Area attractions, this one should be at the top. It’s a waterfront museum where history comes to life — literally — thanks to four World War II Rosies who serve as docents. The women work on Fridays at the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. (more…)

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MERCURYNEWS.COM: May 30, 2014

John Muir often wrote about the stillness of the soul beyond twilight. But in all his reflections, he never expounded on the joys of eating carpenter ants. We were about to break new ground. (more…)

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Mercurynews.com: May 2, 2014

I’ve never been a fan of head lettuce. Baby greens are more my style. But when I tasted that crisp wedge of iceberg, chilled to perfection and drizzled with Green Goddess dressing, I found salad utopia.

An epiphany like this — albeit an edible one — comes naturally when you’re in the “Salad Bowl of the World,” the agricultural region known as the Salinas Valley. (more…)

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