Friday Dec 6
Foodie Updates: Fifth Floor Closing, Alta CA Debuts, and the Passing of Judy Rodgers
Fifth Floor just announced it will be closing on January 17 after 14 years at the Palomar Hotel.
Friday Dec 6
Palo Alto Weekly
Solo driving still most common commute mode to work
Single-occupancy car trips remain the "preferred mode" of transportation for Palo Alto residents who commute to work, as well as for non-residents who commute into the city for work each day.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Inside: Alta CA, Seasonal Elegance in Mid-Market
Originally scheduled to arrive yesterday, Alta CA , the fifth restaurant from the Daniel Patterson Group , ended up needing one more day to find its footing, but will open tonight.
The Salinas Californian
Cowboys are coming to Monterey County
At one time, Alta California was just about as far as one could get from European culture and still be part of it.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
East Bay Hospitals Reap Big Profits, Provide Little Charity Care
Over the past few months, the New York Times has been running a series of articles investigating the rising cost of healthcare in U.S. hospitals .
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Wire: Burr-Eatery Seeks Hayes Home; Starbelly Crab Feed
Super-awesome food cart The Burr-Eatery is in search of a little patch of Hayes Valley to park their wheels .
Obama and the Death of Robin Hood
If Robin Hood were alive today, would Obama kill him? Based on history, he already did.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
In Search of Saint Barbara's Finger
It will surprise some to learn that the Saint Barbara after whom our fair town is named is not Streisand, but a reportedly beautiful, 4th-century firebrand who was done in by her idol-worshipping father when he learned she had found Jesus.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Morning F Bomb
How was dinner? Did it treat you well? What is the first video game you ever played? What was the last? Where/are you any good? Have you ever square danced? Line danced? Any other form of group dancing? Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Will you shop today ? Did you shop on Thanksgiving Day? What do you do with your change every day? ... (more)
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Washington Post
California isna t George Washingtona s fault
This morning, I noticed traffic spiking to an August Wonkblog post on Urban planner/artist Neil Freeman's effort to redraw the United States as 50 states with equal population.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
San Mateo Daily Journal
Father Junipero Serra
Born in 1713 in Petra, Majorca, Spain, Father Junipero Serra entered the Alcantarine Franciscans, a reform movement of the order and proved to be a brilliant student of philosophy.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Royal Importance of Santa Barbara's Historic Presidio
The relationship between Spain and Santa Barbara is long and mighty, with the Royal Presidio marking the city's birthplace Prince Felipe of Spain views the Cross of the Illustrious Order of King Carlos III, Spain's noblest civil award, during a visit to the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara.
Fall Tracking: Alta CA Gets Bar Manager, GM, and Ice Cream Shop
Alta CA , the new mid-Market restaurant from Daniel Patterson , is nearing the finish line.
Turkey arrests man with fake bomb outside PM office
Turkish police arrested a "mentally unstable" man carrying a fake bomb outside the office of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, officials said, causing a security scare in the capital.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
A Debut Cookbook and a Fourth Restaurant on Deck for Daniel Patterson
In a combination only Daniel Patterson could concoct, carrots roasted in coffee beans elevate the oft-underestimated root vegetable.
The Salinas Californian
Dave Nordstrand: Happy birthday, Junipero
I know most people don't care that it's Father Junipero Serra's 300th birthday. According to my calculations, it's not going to be the topic of talk over the morning coffee either.