How 5 Bay Area artists’ pilgrimage to the past inspired ‘Sansei Granddaughters’ Journey’ in San Bruno

In 2018, five Bay Area second-generation (Sansei) Japanese American artists traveled to Manzanar WWII relocation camp. Like many others whose family members were incarcerated in these camps, they bonded over their families’ shared experiences and cultural identities. The pilgrimage and the filming of their yet-be-released 2020 documentary, “Sansei Granddaughters’ Journey,” was the impetus for the exhibit “Sansei Granddaughters’ Journey,” on view through Sept. 3 at AZ Gallery.

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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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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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Everything you need to know about Peninsula Restaurant Week 2022

To support our local dining scene, The Six Fifty and Peninsula Foodist are teaming up to bring Peninsula Restaurant Week back for its second year May 13-21, featuring deals and special dishes from your favorite eateries between South San Francisco and Sunnyvale, as well as the San Mateo County Coastside.

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Hit the books: 9 places to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on the Peninsula

Local independent bookstores have helped keep many a restless mind grounded during the unpredictability of the past couple of years with a steady supply of compelling reading material, along with hosting a variety of online author talks and events. And for the first time in two years, there's ample opportunity to celebrate these businesses in person, on Independent Bookstore Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 30. 

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