About The Six Fifty


…and welcome to The Six Fifty, a publication celebrating life, culture and ideas around the SF Peninsula. Yeah, that’s right — the 6–5–0 area code…now you’ve got it.

We’re a group of local journalists exploring this curious corner of California that is bookended north to south by San Francisco and San Jose. It’s a remarkable region that is home to monster waves, giant pumpkins and some world famous unicorns. We have Michelin-starred restaurants, dive bars deep in the woods and vending machines that crank out bowls of hot ramen.

The day-to-day of local life here can often get overshadowed in the media by the biggest of Big Tech. That’s not what we do here. Thesixfifty.com is about how to buy from the fishing boats at Pillar Point Harbor, take to the running trails of the Baylands, meet new people and find your own Peninsula. So we promise to clue you into the latest happenings even as we search out the area’s many hidden stories.

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The Six Fifty is a publication produced by Embarcadero Media, which also publishes the Palo Alto Weekly, the Mountain View Voice and the Menlo Almanac.