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 most often celebrated with little candies. In that spirit, we've pulled together a selection of the most festive and fun events happening throughout the Peninsula to give you activity and event alternatives every day leading ...

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Cider House Blues: All of the Peninsula’s hard cider makers have shuttered recently. Why?

Sunnyvale's Red Branch Cider Company, San Carlos' Redwood Coast Cider and South San Francisco's South City Cider have all shuttered recently. While many businesses have faced a hard times, a unique confluence of bad luck and challenging policies have hit these three cideries hard, pushing them to halt or relocate operations, leaving the Peninsula bereft of local makers of the apple-based alcoholic beverage. 

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Four favorite fall recipes from Peninsula chefs

We asked Peninsula chefs to share some of their favorite fall recipes, and they responded with guides on how to create a variety of elegant dishes sure to please the pickiest of household members, roommates or dinner party guests.

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