Aficionados of the martini eschew the “dirty” version, and out rightly dismiss anything with vodka or cocktail onions (technically a Gibson).
Basket weaving was perfected by the native people of Northern California over 5,000 years, making it one of the oldest textile traditions in the world.
Until one stands at the base of a redwood tree, craning to look up into the canopy at its distant top branches, it’s difficult to appreciate their size.
The interior of the abalone shell is an iridescent mother of pearl, protecting a store of meat that is a prized delicacy in Northern California.
Today there are murals all over California, with more than 600 in San Francisco alone, with Balmy Alley’s 28 murals acting as the epicenter of the movement.
Bone-chilling temperatures, fickle surf, dense fog, and great white sharks all distinguish surfing in Northern California from the sunnier sport practiced in the southern half of the state. Surfers here don thick wetsuits, including hoods, booties and gloves, to brave the roaring waves stirred up by storms in the Gulf of Alaska. Favored surfing spots […]