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New Mexico Celebrates The Fun of Hot Air Ballons

October 14, 2010

Albuquerque New Mexico holds an annual hot air-balloon festival where an assortment of colors and shapes fill the vast air from dusk till dawn and the tradition of good spirits and togetherness fill...

Fake Them Out With A Fabulous Faux

October 14, 2010

Be a phony. A total faker. And you’ll be the smartest shopper in the room. Until recently, faux fur was fine _ if you wanted to look as if you were wearing a Muppet around your neck. And just a...

Ohlone People, Home Again

October 7, 2010

Visitors to the 2010 Gathering of Ohlone Peoples at Coyote Hills Regional Park last Sunday were greeted by the sounds of a drum, shakers, clapper sticks, and some 40 or 50 voices singing ancient songs...

Special Delivery: Food Trucks A New Craze

October 7, 2010

The term “fast food” has just gotten more street cred. The term “fast food” has just gotten more street cred. Food trucks are the latest craze in food culture. What were once known as “roach...

Beer Revolution Rotates Its Draft

October 7, 2010

Beer Revolution, located in Oakland at Jack London Square, is a new watering hole for the thirsty beer drinker craving something rather inimitable. The business opened up in February, with a rotating...

Sour Cream Coffe Cake

October 7, 2010

As the colder weather approaches, it is good to know a versatile dessert that is warm and spicy. Coffee cake is perfect for a little snack with coffee or tea and can even be served to company after dinner....

Hawaii 5-No!

October 7, 2010

Known for it’s catchy theme music and memorable lines, Hawaii Five-0, the popular CBS series that aired from 1968-1980, has recently been revamped. The original series followed a team of Hawaii’s...

Livermore Valley Wine Harvest Festival Draws Large Crowds

September 23, 2010

The 29th Annual Livermore Valley Wine Harvest Festival attracted a 
healthy crowd over Labor Day Weekend, when over 40 of the Valley’s 
wineries opened their grounds to tastings, food pairings and...

Updated Classic: Cheesy Grits

September 23, 2010

Grits are a very popular Southern dish that was first thought to be eaten by the Native Americans. Grits are made from corn, and they can be either yellow or white in color, depending on if they are made...

Adventures In Healthy Baking

September 23, 2010

Eating healthy is a possibility, yet, can also be quite a challenge for many people. It isn’t always easy to order a salad, or to opt for a piece of fruit instead of a bag of chips. Making better choices...

Berkeley”s Cesar Espana Caters To New Spanish Tastes

August 27, 2010

Dim lighting sets the mood, while a constant, exciting chatter fills the air over a gleaming glass of wine. The bustling Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley is home to Cesar, the progressive Spanish, South and...

Hayward Holds Free Summer Concert Series

August 26, 2010

As the Summer Quarter comes to a screeching halt and corresponding demands disappear, there’s a good chance that students may find themselves with time on their hands, and little or no expendable funds...

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