Sadly, the weeklong search for 20-year-old Brett Michael Olson has come to an end after his body was found yesterday morning along the Sacramento River. A Memorial Service is being planned for Tuesday, according to his family, who left the following message on Facebook:You all are our friends now. ... More >>
A Lafayette family and community continue their search for Brett Olson after he disappeared while tubing down the Sacramento River over Labor Day Weekend.Brett Olson, 20, a rising Junior at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, was last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday when he arrived at Beer Can Beach along the Sacra ... More >>
The era of pork in desserts has been slowly fading--and for good reason. We've seen bacon in chocolate bars and fast food sundaes, [insert any pork product here] ice cream, and pork belly everything, usually having more shock than gastronomic value. Joining the small canon of producers whose produc ... More >>
The family of Thomas Gonzales II is suing StoneMor Cemetery for $3.2 million, claiming it was the organization's negligence that allowed thieves to run off with their son's ashes last year. Thieves broke into the family's mausoleum at the Oakmont Memorial Park Cemetery in Lafayette on Jan. 16, 2011 ... More >>
Today saw the official release of Michelin's San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants Guide 2010, the fourth edition of the local star search. Michelin director Jean-Luc Naret told SFoodie 10 inspectors did the field work for this year's Nor Cal guide -- the same inspectors who do table res ... More >>
This project is not original, but I loved it enough to give it a go myself. The premise: hit the streets with a camera and a pad of paper and offer people $1 in return for their portrait and a bit about them. The result was a pieced together collage of people in the city--a sample of its demograp ... More >>
LFL16/FlickrIf you order wine by the bottle, dining at One Market should be a bit more affordable in July.Let your wallet feel as flush as your face. Starting tomorrow (and for the entire month of July), Bay Area winos can savor half-off savings on every bottles on le menu at all Lark Creek restaura ... More >>
Name: Florentines Brand: Clarine's Origin: Lafayette Cost: $13.99 Found at: Mollie Stones (635 Portola) Ingredients: Almonds, sugar, butter, chocolate, honey and heavy cream Calories per serving: Not listed Why I bought it: The cutest name in the world plus the most dangerous looking flore ... More >>
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A high-flying New Age company is grounded amid allegations that its main financial backer embezzled $4.5 million from UCSF
One of California's best Cajun chefs goes on the lam after a Bay Area con game is busted
With gates and fences, private property owners are increasingly cutting off traditional paths to public lands. State law offers some recourse, but not much.
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The Bay Area's chemical gentry
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