Town Crier: Oakland chefs strike gold with La Marcha

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The tapas bar which features two dozen tapas is one of the popular features of La Marcha in Berkeley, which opened last fall by two Oakland chefs, Sergio Emilio Monleón and Emily Sarlatte. ( COURTESY OF PHI TRAN )

MONTCLARION: July 7, 2016

Sergio Emilio Monleón and Emily Sarlatte feel like pinching themselves. In just a few years, they’ve taken their passion for paella and turned it into a love fest. Continue reading

HomeBay Area NewsStory Happy Wanderer: S.F. Fisherman’s Wharf is the perfect staycation

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MERCURYNEWS.COM: July 1, 2016

It’s been 46 years since the sea lions stormed Pier 39’s West Marina. Drawn by the herring and protected docks, the pinniped population grew to hundreds in just a few months. But these “Sea Lebrities,” as they’re now known, are not the real stars of this famed tourist area. It’s the crustaceans — the crabs. Continue reading

Town Crier: Traffic concerns expressed over new hills preschool plan

MONTCLARION: June 22, 2016

Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka once said: “If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.” The steady march of cars commuting down Thornhill Avenue to Mountain Boulevard is a daily drive-time parade that already irritates the masses. Would the addition of another school in the neighborhood exacerbate the problem?
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