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Witnessing Oakland, and musing over matzoh brei

Apr 18, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Featured / Good Ideas / Places / San Francisco Bay Area
matzoh-brei-passover-2014 Eating a plateful of matzoh brei got me thinking. Not of the escaped slaves fleeing across deserts with no time for leavening, but of baseball. And Oakland. Will the… Read more»

The Bay Model, Sausalito’s unexpected treasure

Feb 6, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Featured / Good Ideas / Places / San Francisco Bay Area
San Pablo Bay area of model It’s uncanny the number of times I’ve mentioned the Bay Model this month. After a recent trip to the un- art galleried end of Sausalito, where the hangar-size building… Read more»

Welcome to Mid-Market, San Francisco

Nov 10, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Featured / Good Ideas / Places / San Francisco Bay Area
Mayor Lee gives Mid-Market the thumbs up I have to admit that I’ve used Mid-Market in conversation as an example before – and not a good one – when people prejudge Oakland. The rant’s gone something… Read more»

Beef in an ideal world, a follow up

True Grass ranchers Last week, after attending the “It’s Complicated” talk about beef at Oliveto, a famous Bay Area Italian restaurant, and going to the International Heirloom Exposition, I’ve got more to… Read more»

Top Ten Salton Sea Favorites

Jun 13, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in DIY / Featured / Good Ideas / Other Places / Outdoors and on the Road / Places
Burrowing owl at the edge of a field - these birds need old gopher holes to nest The Salton Sea – California’s largest lake – is also one of the most ignored bodies of water in the state. Few have visited, and even fewer have a… Read more»