New Humble Sea taproom in Pacifica to bring beer smoothies and ‘foggy’ IPAsTAG/BIO

Born in a garage in the mountains, the Santa Cruz favorite expands to the Coastside with creatively brewed beers. Humble Sea Brewing Co. has come a long way since its bootstrapped beginnings brewing beer in a home garage in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Santa Cruz brewery is now opening two new taprooms, including in Pacifica next month, and is also eagerly looking to expand in the South Bay. The expansion is ...

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R.I.P. Haruwn Wesley: Pacifica mourns the sudden loss of Shampa’s Pies owner

Community raises over $25K for family in the wake of tragic surfing accident Haruwn Wesley at his pie shop in Pacifica. (Image via Shampa’s Pies Instagram) Haruwn Wesley, the owner of Shampa’s Pies in Pacifica, died on Dec. 20 following a surfing accident at Fort Point in San Francisco. Wesley was known as an expert pie baker and generous spirit who often rescued people caught in riptides in the ocean and gave pies ...

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The unlikely rise of Saltwater Bakery

How one mom’s search to help her daughter grew into a sweet new gluten-free bakery in Pacifica Coffee on the Coast: Saltwater Bakery owner Tawnya Marsh. (Photo by Charles Russo) What do sweat, tears, the ocean and a gluten-free bakery have in common? Salt and water. Tawnya Marsh, founder of Pacifica’s Saltwater Bakery, says the name is no coincidence— she’s poured a lot of sweat and tears into opening the bakery, which, on clear days, offers ...

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Meet the youngest person to ever surf the Mavericks big wave break

Half Moon Bay High School student Luca Padua just found out he’s competing on California’s biggest wave. But first, he has to finish English class. Everything is swell: El Granada teenager (and official Mavericks alternate) Luca Padua surfing the famous Northern California break, this past autumn. (Photo by Tony Canadas) Luca Padua was recently sitting in English class at Half Moon Bay High School when he received a text from a friend congratulating him ...

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The road less traveled: how one Bay Area chef left the kitchen and embraced #vanlife

Local chef Peter Rudolph packed up his knives and took the family on the open highway. #vanlife: scenes from the road (and the dinner table) via the Instagram accounts of the Rudolph family. (Courtesy of Kristie and Peter Rudolph) Kristie Rudolph was camping in Yosemite with her son Logan when she got a fateful call from her husband Peter. A longtime Bay Area chef, Peter Rudolph was ready to do something his wife had long been ...

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Feral Photography: amazing animal imagery from Silicon Valley trail cams

Peninsula resident Katharina Pierini has compiled a unique glimpse into the unseen world of Bay Area wildlife By Charles Russo A lone bobcat photographed along the coast. (Photo by Katharina Pierini) Katharina Pierini is surprisingly quick to refer to herself as “skittish.” That can come across as a bit of a dubious admission, especially if you’ve seen the images of her in action— with a chainsaw strapped to her back as she rides a dirt bike ...

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