10 unique holiday date ideas on the Peninsula

The holidays are often packed full of people and events, leaving limited time to unwind and spend quality time with a date. To help you make room for romance, we've consulted with local hoteliers and ...

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A growing tradition: At Christmastime, Peninsulans flock to the Santa Cruz Mountains to cut down their own trees

Perilous switchbacks and a little bit of mud and frost can’t keep families and groups of friends from venturing to the Santa Cruz Mountains and cutting down a Christmas tree this time of year.

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‘My family doesn’t know I’m opening a restaurant’: Inside two sisters’ journey launching one of the Bay Area’s only Uyghur eateries

Almira and Kalbi Tursungjan, who identify as ethnic Uyghurs, have just opened what they say is one of the only ethnic Uyghur restaurants in the Bay Area: Mrs. Khan in downtown Menlo Park. 

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Your advent event calendar: 24 days of holiday happenings around the Peninsula

For people who celebrate Christmas, the looming holiday on the 25th feels extra special if you grew up with the tradition of the advent calendar – a countdown leading up to the big day that's ...

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The nearly centurylong resilience of the Loma Mar Store & Kitchen

Once a lumber mill, then a post office, a dinner club and a general store, the site that is now home to the Loma Mar Store & Kitchen has served as a gathering place for ...

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Seven family-friendly holiday reads for storytime

This year, our suggested holiday reading list includes a selection of inspiring stories from a girl who pushes the boundaries to follow her courageous (and forbidden) dream to a mapmaker on a fantastical voyage ...

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