The movie The Post brought back memories—my publishing in the New York Times/Washington Post, my investigating reporting and its risks, and my dad narrowly escaping getting crushed in the Supreme Court.
This article on my neighborhood, Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, has appeared in the new book from the Bay Area Travel Writers, titled Taste of Travel. Alice Waters remains a presiding spirit over Berkeley’s celebrated Gourmet Ghetto. But there are newcomers also who enliven the scene.
East from San Francisco stretches the Oakland Berkeley East Bay. A visitor looking for attractions, things to see and do, can enjoy Oakland's Jack London Square, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Port of Oakland, Asiatown, Old Oakland, Preservation Park, the Paramount Theater, Lake Merritt, the Oakland Museum, and Lakeside Park and Garden Center. A visitor to Berkeley will enjoy the UC Berkeley University, also known as the University of California Berkeley, plus Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto, along with the downtown Berkeley Repertory Theater, Telegraph Avenue, many fine restaurants, and special neighborhoods such as the Elmwood.

California’s Lake Tahoe

California's Lake Tahoe is a high-altitude gem in the Sierra, good for a visit any time of the year. Highlights include Emerald Bay on the southeast edge, the Tallac Historic site of early tourism, lovely Sand Harbor on the Nevada side, and excursion boat trips on the MS Dixie.
Please permit this humor caption: Associated Press (Family Edition): In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, possibly asserting silliness and having fun, The Nosebleed 4 (jerseyed Paul Foster Jr and Charlie Foster, accompanied by Paul Foster and Lee Foster) share...
The December Holidays/Christmas in San Francisco is a magical and festive time. It can be enjoyed with an abundance of no-cost or low-cost celebration at three main venues—Union Square, Embarcadero/Market Street, and Pier 39.
We had a lively discussion in Portland, Oregon recently at a meeting of the Society of American Travel Writers on travel journalist survivability and profitability.
My author/travel journalist website, dating from 1995, has undergone a rebirth and renewal that will carry me forward for the next decade.
The magazine Independent has published a four-page article by me on "monetizing your writing/photo content."
In only a few places in the U.S. can you find a large dedicated farming space right within a sprawling urban area, such as Ardenwood historic park, featuring the historic Perry Farms, in Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The October Pumpkin fest leading up to Halloween attracts many families.