Menlo Park

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    La Stagione's Happy Hour is a Haven for Caltrain Commuters

    Two months ago, I was completely unaware of La Stazione's existence. Then a job in the South Bay made me instantly (and intimately) familiar with Caltrain, the Dogpatch, and this Italian, micro-coffee and wine bar on the corner of 22nd and Pennsylvania. Around 6:45 most mornings, I stumble bleary-ey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Sweet Surprises and Late-Night Dining in Menlo Park

    With a Michelin star, a thriving tech industry post- work happy hour scene, and magnificent views of the Coastal Range, what's left for the Rosewood Sand Hill's restaurant Madera to conquer? Dessert - specifically an exciting new menu and chocolate program recently unveiled by pastry chef Melissa Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Food Trucks Touch Down at SFO

    Travelers have been enjoying the food at SFO's recently remodeled Terminal 2, but now, you don't even need a plane ticket to enjoy some of the Bay Area's best food at the airport. Off the Grid now is bringing a pair of food trucks to SFO every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., parking at the Terminal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Station 1 Branches Out From Prix Fixe

    For more than two years, diners from all over the Peninsula have been enjoying the three-course prix fixe menu at Woodside's Station 1. That dining format left with spring at the solstice, and the restaurant has shifted focus to a la carte. Chef Andrew Mitchell's tidy menu revamp now gives diners th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Devil's Canyon Moves to San Carlos, The Refuge Opens in Menlo Park

    On the hop-forward front, the ever-popular and growing Devil's Canyon Brewing Co. has moved operations to San Carlos after a dozen years in its Belmont digs. For now, the brewery continues to mainly sell its brews via restaurants and bars, aside from growler fills every Friday (4-6 p.m.) and an open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Taste the Best of the West Coast at Sunset Magazine's Celebration Weekend

    If there's one thing people in Northern California hate to do, it's travel to Southern California, especially Los Angeles, and the parts surrounding it. Over the years, I've learned that putting such pettiness is aside is worth it to gain access to the booming culinary and cocktail scene found in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Facebook Says It Will Start Weeding Out All the Haters on Its Social Media Site

    Whatever horrible things you had to say on Facebook, hopefully, you've gotten it out of your system by now. Or might we suggest biting your tongue and taking up some form of daily exercise. The hate speech free-for-all is coming to an end -- hopefully. Facebook announced via a blog post that it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    UC Berkeley Helps Facebook Be as Emotionally Rich as Possible

    Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that. Which may explain why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Study: 3.5 Million People Will Die From Earthquakes This Century

    Here in San Francisco, we live under the constant threat of a catastrophic earthquake. It's a subconscious worry, perhaps only creeping to the front of our minds as we drive over the Bay Bridge or step out of the shower (would you grab a pair of shorts before bolting for the nearest doorway?). We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Menlo Park Cop Busted "Killing Time" With Prostitute Gets His Job Back

    A Menlo Park police detective who was caught with his pants down -- literally -- is back patrolling the streets after prosecutors dropped charges against him for soliciting a prostitute. Officer Jeffrey Kenneth Vasquez was arrested in Feb. 2011 in Sunnyvale after he was found naked in a Motel 6 wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Facebook's Security Guard Allegedly Ransacks HQ, Steals 49 Laptops

    Facebook's own security guard and a cohort were "checked in" to jail after the pair allegedly broke into the social-networking site's former headquarters and made off with dozens of company laptops.  According to press reports, 20-year-old Brandon Simon and 21-year-old Travis Calhoun were arres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Facebook's Oldest User Is 101 Years Old

    Florence Detlor was just a year old when the Titanic sank; a year later the first crossword puzzle was invented, and two years after that, the first long-distance phone call was placed in the United States. Needless to say, Detlor has no trouble adapting to fast-changing technologies.The 101-year-ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Facebook vs. Nursing Moms: Bay Area Breastfeeders Protest Deleted Photos

    ​You don't want to piss-off nursing mothers, who are already sleep-deprived. But Facebook is braving a fight with breastfeeding women who are joining a worldwide protest this morning, calling on the Bay Area company to stop deleting their nursing photos on Facebook. As we write, Bay Area mothers a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Draeger's Makes American Kobe Beef Pastrami Sweet

    ​Viognier restaurant, atop the impressively upscale San Mateo grocery store Draeger's, is moving into meat production, and was kind enough to drop us off a taste of its first product, American Kobe Beef Pastrami. The idea is fascinating. Pastrami, usually made from beef brisket -- one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Sir Kensington's Takes Ketchup Upscale

    ​ Everything goes upscale eventually. Mustard long ago moved from yellow and Dijon to an array of artisan flavors. Ketchup, however, has remained mostly moribund, with only the variety of a few brand names to distinguish between otherwise indistinguishable squeezable red pastes. Now some Bay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Airbnb Raises $112 Million from Investors, Is Now Valued at $1.3 Billion

    Lichtenstein: Available to rent​It's a simple idea: Set up a clearinghouse for people to informally "rent" out their homes, or rooms in their homes, to travelers. But it wasn't until 2009 that a group of San Francisco entrepreneurs tried to base a business on this idea, launching a website, Airbnb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Local Food Community Mourns Two

    Today in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Losses: Yesterday brought word of two deaths in the food world: Joseph Alioto, third-generation member of San Francisco's most recognizable restaurant family and front-of-house manager of Alioto's on the Wharf, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Caltrain Suffering a Slow Monday Morning

    ​ "Dead in the water" isn't a term one often hears in reference to a train, but it did come up this morning with regard to Caltrain. A southbound train broke down in Menlo Park, forcing its passengers to stumble off and hop the train behind it, says Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn. The switcho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Ready to Splurge? The Romililly 2008 Pinot Noir is a Gem

    Neeta Lind/FlickrA $43 wine should deliver brilliance, and Romililly Pinot Noir does. This is the 2006.​I certainly appreciate a good deal on wine, and try to expose as many bargains as I can. But as a wine lover, sometimes you just want the comfort of a treasured favorite, whether or not you ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    A Guide to Mostly Free Events During SF WhiskyWeek

    thirstycactus/FlickrWhiskyWeek events celebrate everybody's favorite brown spirit.​If you can't make it to Friday's WhiskyFest or simply can't wait, there's a multitude of special events breaking out over the next five days in bars and retail shops all over the Bay Area. Here are a few of our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Prepare to Get Stains: Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival Drops Sept. 11-12

    ​Save the date for a weekend of Bay views punctuated by chocolate nibbles, sweets, wine, and music. The 15th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival lays out its temptations later this month, Sept. 11-12. Proceeds benefit Project Open Hand. What to expect: ice cream sundae-eating contes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Teen Accused of Detonating Bomb at Menlo Park School

    ​ A 17-year old is in police custody after he detonated a "homemade explosive device" behind a Menlo Park middle school on Wednesday night, according to police (via Bay City News).

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Sunset Celebration Weekend's New Street-Food Alley

    ​These days, you're not a proper lifestyle magazine if you can't throw a proper party. Next weekend, Sunset, the Menlo Park-based West Coast lifestyle magazine, is holding its annual Celebration Weekend. The event will take place on the venerable publication's seven-acre grounds ― yeah, magazine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Sergey Brin's Robot Pals to Line Dance in 'Graduation' Ceremony

    Battlestar Galactica fans might want to take note: The Age of Robot comes a step closer this week, as a squad of line-dancing, Sergey Brin-befriending robots from the design shop Willow Garage will "graduate" in a ceremony in Menlo Park.Renee Blodgett, a spokesperson for the company, tells us in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Former Oakland A's Fan Fave Eric Byrnes Earning $11M to Play Beer-League Softball

    Now batting for the Dutch Goose softball squad...​You could say Eric Byrnes was demoted -- but that's a very un-dude way of looking at things. The former Oakland Athletic-turned journeyman left his pro baseball career with both a bang and a whimper this week. After, for lack of better words, fucki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz -- Incentivized Via a Prize!

    Wham! A Homer! ​That's right! Answer our five questions correctly, send me an e-mail, and you could win THE CAR OF THE FUTURE. No gimmicks! No shit! 1. What former Bay Area Major League ballplayer turned up this week playing beer-league softball in Menlo Park? A. Barry BondsB. Luis PoloniaC. Eric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    'Happy Aquarium' Facebook Game Spurs Not-So-Happy Lawsuit

    ​A Facebook game in which users must remember to feed virtual fish will now feed some very real, flesh-and-blood lawyers. Menlo Park social gaming company CrowdStar International yesterday filed suit against San Francisco competitor WonderHill, Inc., claiming the latter swiped CrowdStar's "Happy A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Friday at Draeger's, S.F. Culinary Classics Revealed

    T. PalmerShrimp Louis, the San Francisco treat.​We heart the demonstration classes at Draeger's Cooking School (locations in San Mateo, Blackhawk, Menlo Park, and Los Altos). It's a great evening -- you plop behind a very studious desk, but instead of doing any real work, sip a glass of wine as be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Missing 86-Year-Old Dementia Patient Found in S.F.; Unsure Where He's Been For Two Weeks

    Menlo Park's Paul McAdoo turned up safe and sound -- but no one really knows how​Yesterday we urged readers to call the cops if they saw 86-year-old Paul McAdoo of Menlo Park, a dementia patient with a yen for hopping on buses or trains and taking them to parts unknown. Since McAdoo went missing f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    With S.F. Critical Mass Mojo in Tow, Tesla Motors To Open Store in Biketown USA

    Tesla's next endeavor? ​Fresh off the revelation that the company's top publicist is an avid fan and participant in San Francisco's Critical Mass monthly bicycle parade, Tesla Motors announced  it will be opening an electric car store in America's top bicycling city, Boulder, Colorado.Last mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Road Trip Pit Stop: Weimax

    Among other things, probably the widest selection of raki, arrak, and ouzo in the area.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Road Trip Pit Stop: Beltramo's

    ... has one of the broadest selections of liqueurs anywhere.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Dem Hoodstarz' Rapper Charged in Gang Sweep

    Busted: Dem HoodstarzAs the Chronicle reported on Sunday, 42 members of a South Bay gang known as "the Taliban" have been arrested following a joint task force raid conducted in 14 Bay Area cities Friday night and Saturday morning. The suspected Taliban members--who have no religious affiliation, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Campaign: Don't Throw Out Your Chemical-Spewing TV -- Recycle It

    Oliver KurmisOnce it showed 'Trash TV.' Now it's just trash ... or is it?With the February 17 digital TV deadline fast approaching, many of you are probably planning the haul of your dinosaur boob tube out to the curb for the Sunset Scavengers. But as any enviro-conscious San Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Penzeys Now in Bay Area

    Some of Penzeys' spices are sufficiently superior that they're worth the extra trouble.

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    April 25, 2008
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    August 22, 2007
  • News

    October 25, 2006

    This Ain't Your Children's YouTube ...

    Google bought YouTube for something like a bazillion dollars last week. Is this a deathknell for the popular video clip service, or the start of an even bigger, better Internet library?

  • Culture

    May 31, 2006
  • Film

    March 9, 2005
  • News

    February 4, 2004

    And a Teen Shall Lead Them

    How 15-year-old Ben Casnocha brought e-government to Cupertino, Menlo Park, Burbank, and other cities across California

  • Film

    June 26, 2002

    It Should Happen to You

    S.F. novelist Noah Hawley becomes Hollywood's newest writer/director

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    Dog Bites

    Dance away the energy blues, then worship at Sunsets gardening headquarters

  • Film

    July 19, 2000

    Zoom Lens

    Not Politics as Usual: The Jewish Film Festival

  • News

    July 12, 2000

    Dog Bites

    You Hate Me! You Really Hate Me!; Harry Potter and the Imaginary Suitcase of Cash; Lite Reading

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000

    Best Chef

    Roland Passot of La Folie

  • News

    January 26, 2000

    Worst of the Lot

    Bay Area nursing home regulation lags behind state

  • News

    June 30, 1999

    Science of the Lambs

    Buying Dolly the duplicated sheep has brought researchers at the Bay Area's Geron Corp. to the threshold of remarkable frontiers in transplants and cloning. Do we want to follow their lead?

  • News

    August 21, 1996


    The Bay Area's chemical gentry

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