Sep 4, 2019

Social Hour

For a small town, Sebastopol has a wide variety of restaurants. But Italian isn't one of them. Lowell's serves a great menu of California-inspired...
Jun 26, 2019

Nerve Agent

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and is related to the chickenpox virus. What triggers an outbreak is unclear, but stress, trauma and...
Sep 25, 2018

Fare Thee Well

Yesterday, Sept. 25, was my last day at the Bohemian and Pacific Sun. After four and a half years, I'm leaving my position as...
Sep 4, 2018

Lucky Seven

If good things come in threes, the number seven is even better. That's how many restaurants and bars have opened or are about to...
Aug 14, 2018

Drake Detective

Could Sir Francis Drake have discovered San Francisco Bay 190 years before history books say Gaspar de Portolá did? Amateur historian Duane Van Dieman...
Jul 24, 2018

The Golden Era

It's been a tough summer for food writers. Last month, Anthony Bourdain took his life in a French hotel room, and this past weekend...
Jul 9, 2018


When I was a senior editor for Make magazine a few years back, the two biggest events of the year were the Maker Faires...
Jul 2, 2018

Harbor Haven

Unless you're a fan of Cap'n Platters' fried fish and oceans of too-thick clam chowder, I find that most food at harborside restaurants doesn't...