Redwood City’s The Corner Laughers on their latest album and the role of creativity in a changing world

The Peninsula-based outfit joins Bandcamp initiative to donate all Juneteenth album sales to the NAACP. Clockwise from top: The cover of Temescal Telegraph, released June 5; left to right, KC Bowman, Khoi Huynh, Karla Kane and Charlie Crabtree (photo by Aaron Rubin); the band photographed in Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland (photo by Aaron Rubin); the cover of Matilda Effect, an album from 2015. (Photos courtesy of the Corner Laughers via Facebook) Ask ...

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How RWC’s Ghostwood Beer Co. bested Pliny the Younger (& why that was the easy part)

How Redwood City’s Ghostwood Beer Co. bested Pliny the Younger (…and why that was the easy part) The brewery has defied the odds before. Now, amid the economic uncertainty of a pandemic, they’re looking to do it again. The beer that bested Pliny: Ghostwood’s Clearly Dangerous triple IPA. (Image via Ghostwood’s Facebook) Ask Ghostwood Beer Co.’s Jason Simpson about Triple IPA style beer, and he might point you toward Sonoma County, where Russian River Brewing ...

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Suited for space: A SpaceX engineer says humans must (literally) shoot for the moon

Two-thirds history, one-third science, Andrew Rader’s new book advocates for a new age of exploration (Courtesy of Andrew Rader) Andrew Rader is a mission manager at SpaceX — and yet, Rader says, his best “Jeopardy!” category is history (not science). Rader is an engineer, a history buff — and now, as an author, he’s bringing his two passions together. Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us To the Stars, his newest ...

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17 ways to do Father’s Day better this year (on the SF Peninsula)

Don’t just buy your pop another beer at the bar: dive deep on our definitive guide to Father’s Day around the 6–5–0 We’ve been pretty deep in some serious research for this list, and it seems there are several competing lines of thought when it comes to Father’s Day celebrations: booze? barbecue? or brunch? (We came across a couple of other categories, but theirs didn’t begin with ‘b’, so we won’t be ...

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20 ways to enjoy an all-American Memorial Day on the Peninsula

Parades, barbecues and ways to give back on this long weekend. Memorial Day Weekend is here. It’s usually a reminder of how quickly time is passing — and how soon it’ll be summer — but it’s also a day to spend in remembrance of the men and women who served our country. It can be tough to remember that, though, especially with the chaos of Memorial Day Weekend traffic and the onslaught of dishes to be ...

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San Francisco didn’t always run Bay to Breakers in costume. Meet the local duo who started it all.

Original Six Fifty illustration by Kaz Palladino / Awkward Affections How two twenty-somethings from the South Bay breathed new life into a San Francisco tradition John Park was not going to a wedding. Neither was Greg Brown. And yet passersby asked the two men repeatedly what occasion they had dressed for, because Park and Brown were strolling the streets of San Francisco in the spring of 1974 in full tuxedos. Only there was no ...

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Brunch, yoga and fresh air: your definitive guide to Mother’s Day on the Peninsula

Now all you’ve got left to do is secure the reservation and buy the flowers. (Image via Getty) First thing’s first: don’t panic, it’s not this weekend. But Mother’s Day (May 12th this year) is on the horizon, and we figured we’d get the jump on what exactly the Peninsula has to offer in the name of all Moms everywhere. You know — like the organized, calendar-centric, never last minute, mother-having people we are. Truly, though, since springtime on the ...

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Beer gardens & breweries: our favorite spots to have a drink outside on the Peninsula

Springtime sunshine deserves some celebrating—and we’ll toast to that! 13 local spots to raise a glass in the open air. Customers gathered in the (beer) garden at Fieldwork. (Photo by Natalia Nazarova) Long-awaited springtime weather has finally arrived and has us asking ourselves one question: How can we best spend our time outside? The Peninsula is well-stocked with numerous opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with an amazing array of hikes, beaches and open space ...

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Egg hunts & Earth Day hikes: Plan out your Easter weekend on the Peninsula

The best of the bunny and the brunches (spring hikes and Seders too) for the big spring weekend on the Peninsula—April 19th-21st. Thrill of the hunt: an action shot of the 41st Eggstravaganza. (Image via the City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Facebook page) The third weekend in April this year is a busy one, what with the beginning of Passover at sundown on Friday night, Easter on Sunday and Earth Day ...

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Save waves, different breaks: Bianca Valenti’s quest for women’s equality in surfing

Local surfer Bianca Valenti catching a massive wave at the Mavericks break, near Pillar Point Harbor, late last month. (Photo by Katie “KZ” Zacarian) The Bay Area local makes waves in a perennially male-dominated sport. The same week that Bianca Valenti began surfing, she put up a poster of world champion surfer Kelly Slater on her bedroom wall. He was her idol; she was a 7-year-old kid. So, naturally, she decided she’d ...

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