One Fine Weekend in Pacifica: Stimulate your senses in this oceanfront refuge.

Pacifica has long been a haven for hikers, surfers, paragliders, birders, and history buffs.



Wild coast, wildlife, wildflowers. Spring is seductive in Pacifica, where hawks “surf” the thermals over a riot of eye-popping blooms. With some 3,600 acres of open space and postcard views of the coast, the best way to experience Pacifica is to engage all your senses. Continue reading

Happy Wanderer: Seaside Carmel seems like a dream, but it’s real

courtesy of John Williamson — A couple stroll with a dog by moonlight on Carmel-by-the-Sea’s white sand beach.

MERCURYNEWS.COM: January 9, 2020

All the beautiful people have dogs. It’s one of the first things I notice about Carmel by-the-Sea, a village where evening lights twinkle in the aromatic mist of orange blossoms and sea salt. Where shopkeepers still sweep the sidewalks. Where Clint and Doris (God rest her soul) made their homes when they could have lived anywhere. Continue reading

Town Crier: Montclarion makes film ‘For the Love of a Dog’

courtesy of Annika Helmer
Cinematographer David Mai, director Daniel Julien, dog owner Meching Mai and rescued dog Nova appear together. Montclair resident Julien debuted his new movie, “For the Love of a Dog” this week at Warehouse 416 in Oakland.

MONTCLARION: September 26, 2019

It’s a dog’s world. At least that’s the takeaway from a new film highlighting Oakland’s canine companions. Montclarion Daniel Julien debuted his new movie, “For the Love of a Dog” this week at Warehouse 416 in Oakland. The four-footed members of the audience yelped with delight as they saw themselves on the big screen with their human handlers. But why a film about dogs? The idea was spawned by the death of Julien’s 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Simon. Continue reading