The Bay Model, Sausalito’s unexpected treasure

Feb 6, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / Marin County / North Bay / Travel
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»

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the Powerful Spirit of Michael Tilson Thomas

Sep 23, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / San Francisco / Travel
mahler-1892_200 On Friday,¬†I gratefully played audience for a deeply stirring performance of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and its spirited conductor,¬†Michael Tilson Thomas. They resurrected Mahler’s 9th Symphony, a piece… Read more»

Free Outdoor Cinema in Montclair, Oakland

Sep 4, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / Oakland / Travel
Free Outdoor Cinema With summer quickly waning, I’m finding the need to extend it any way I can. How perfect, then, to discover that there’s one more date in Red Oak Realty’s… Read more»

The film Fruitvale Station illuminates the value of open-mindedness and the need for change

Jul 15, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / Oakland / Travel
BART drawing, by Daniel Laing Oakland is a stage upon which the highest and lowest of human capacities play out. If you aren’t too busy starting your own business, running your business, or following… Read more»

Rediscovering Cheese, and classes with Janet Fletcher

Jun 19, 2013 / By Serena
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Town of Napa / Travel
five 'newbie' cheeses Cheese is this interesting humanity-connecting edible. All across the globe, at various points in history, people developed different kinds of cheese as a solution to preserving milk. Especially in… Read more»