What happens when a wine-making techie leaves the echelons of Silicon Valley to make grape-based spirits using local ingredients in a collaborative environment? Better booze for all.
A local marijuana reporter’s field notes and gossip from the intersection of pot, money, and power in the epicentral San Francisco Bay Area.
At the age of 32, Niles Lichtenstein has a resume that would resonate with any tech entrepreneur, including stints at Ansible Mobile (where his clients included Microsoft and Intel), and the mobile marketing firm Velti, where he held the title of youngest VP. Then, in 2015, he gave it all up. To tell stories.
If you want to support local artists and get your holiday shopping done at the same time, head to these local holiday pop-ups, selling unique and handmade goods from right here in the Bay Area.
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom may be nabbing headlines for his support of the growing cannabis legalization movement, but it's California assemblymember Rob Bonta's name that's on the tips of tongues in the state's marijuana industry.
Mario and Erma DeLucchi were running late to the auction. It was 1978, and the historic Fox Theater in Oakland was going up for sale at any moment. One company wanted to turn it into a parking lot, but the DeLucchi family were determined to save it. Mario dropped off his wife so she could get inside while he searched for parking. She arrived just in time to win a bid on the Fox for $340,000.
Chances are that you're already familiar with the delights of Temescal Alley. But while you're making your way over for doughnuts and handmade jewelry, don't neglect the other shops and restaurants making this North Oakland neighborhood the charming locale that it is. From vintage wares to stinky cheese and stiff drinks, there's something for everyone.
To walk through the Japanese-styled wooden doors on the Northern inlet of Oakland’s Lake Merritt is to enter another world. The landscape is checkered with trees that are bent and wired to mimic what one might see in nature—that is, if everything in nature were just a few feet tall. This, the volunteer-run Bonsai Garden Lake Merrit (BGLM), is among the Bay Area’s few remaining places to celebrate the treasured ancient art form of Japanese bonsai.