Remastering the darkroom: slow photography pioneer unveils world’s largest ambrotype

Ian Ruhter’s new Silicon Valley photo exhibit blazes trails in a forgotten medium. SILVER TREES by Ian Ruhter. 27'’X35'’ Ambrotype. Lake Tahoe, CA. 2015. (Courtesy of Ian Ruhter) Photographer Ian Ruhter is pretty stoked to be showing his work in Silicon Valley. Yes, the area is home to titans of innovation like Elon Musk, who he admires for out-of-the-box thinking. But the real kicker, he says, is that he’ll be unveiling his own photographic achievements ...

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Ten years later: the lessons of the Cosco Busan oil spill

How one of the worst environmental disasters in Bay Area history has led to surprising progress over the past decade A Coast Guard 25-ft small boat patrols the Port of Oakland near the Cosco Busan on Nov. 10, 2007. The vessel struck the Bay Bridge in the San Francisco Bay on Nov. 7, 2007, and spilled approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into the Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer Second Class Prentice Danner, ...

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For the Peninsula’s ice cream guru, life after Facebook is soft and sweet

At Tin Pot Creamery’s newest location, owner Becky Sunseri showcases flavors that have been decades in the making. By Kate Bradshaw Yes, please: Tin Pot’s newest location brings Becky Sunseri’s unique flavors to Bay Meadows in San Mateo. (Photo by Charles Russo) Mootella. Blackberry Jamble. Salted Butterscotch. The mastermind behind these clever — and goshdern delectable — flavors, Becky Sunseri, has been sweet on ice cream since her girlhood days. Back then, growing up in Bloomington, Illinois, little Becky had a habit of ...

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Trail run the Peninsula like a pro

Dos and don’ts of Silicon Valley trail running from the experts at ZombieRunner and Fleet Feet (including where to park for free) Scenic trails abound in the Edgewood Preserve. Lace up and go! (Photo by Veronica Weber) If you run, jog or shlog (shuffle-jog) on the Peninsula, you’re probably used to charting routes through neighborhoods that do creepy things like plant enormous hedges in front of mansions and refuse to install sidewalks and streetlights. ...

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