Why Sweet Farm fled Half Moon Bay for the East Coast with its llamas, piglets and turkeys in tow

'We had to make that calculated decision to get out now,' says co-founder Nate Salpeter. Sweet Farm staff prepare llamas Sheika and Dolly for their move to New York. (Photo courtesy Sweet Farm) For years, Kevin the pig, Gizmo the cow, and Paco the llama enjoyed the Coastside air and sprawling pastures of Half Moon Bay’s nonprofit animal sanctuary Sweet Farm. They even achieved a certain level of celebrity, popping up in ...

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From Dizzy Gillespie to Ray Brown: Stanford Jazz Workshop celebrates 50 years

Founder Jim Nadel recounts the organization's rise from its humble beginnings as the Stanford Jazz Festival returns June 17-July 30. "That idea of a jam session and then another session to exchange ideas and info, that became the basis for what moved forward." Stanford Jazz Workshop artistic director and founder Jim Nadel. (Photo by Magali Gauthier) Back in 1972, when Jim Nadel was a recent graduate jamming with friends at the ...

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Your complete guide to summer 2022 on the Peninsula

With the last couple of summers of COVID canceling or limiting many events, many are looking forward to the return of signature summer festivities like Shoreline Ampitheatre’s Fourth of July fireworks show and the San Mateo County Fair. Check out our guide to summer fun to fill your calendar from June through September.

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