With community college courses free for San Mateo County residents this semester, we've compiled our top 20 favorite classes from American Sign Language to zoology.
With the average staffer sticking around for 20 years and a 64-year-old pancake recipe, it’s easy to see why Millbrae Pancake House is a sort of time capsule.
Just about everyone who has driven through Palo Alto likely has seen the Spanish-influenced architecture of Birge Clark. His iconic red-tiled roofs, stucco walls, arches and wrought iron details defined the burgeoning city's Early California style and had so much influence on the look of its commercial and residential streetscapes that Palo Alto has been referred to "as the city Birge built."
San Francisco 49ers history and moments throughout six decades of NFL photography are on display in MichaelZagaris' new photo book, "Field of Play: 60 Years of NFL Photography" (with text by longtime sportswriter Steve Cassady).
A question posed by Carolyn Hoskins' grandson 25 years ago has inspired the creation of the Domini Hoskins Black History Museum & Learning Center, which has found a temporary home in Redwood City.
Though most of the Peninsula's large estates have either been demolished, sold or parceled off, there are several that welcome and educate visitors on the area’s history. Visit these gems and learn how they came to be and how their place in local history impacts life here today.
“The most important thing we can do is to document our history.”
A Stanford staff photo of Sam McDonald on campus (date unknown). McDonald worked a variety of jobs on the Stanford campus, eventually becoming the superintendent of the school’s athletic grounds, effectively making him the first African-American administrator at an American university. McDonald would later be known for his preservation of the land in La Honda that is now Sam ...
Peruvian-born artist Claudio Talavera-Ballón talks Redwood City’s history of Japanese internment, farmworking and his addiction to oil painting
“This is what I like so much about muralism — it’s that opportunity to reach the most humble, who are the greatest appreciators of art. The least able to afford a framed painting are the most likely to appreciate one.” — Claudio Talavera-Ballón. (Images courtesy of Claudio Talavera-Ballón)
It took just over two months ...
How one resident is exploring the stories behind Coastside locations (and reevaluating the naming process moving forward)
By Kara Glenwright and Sarah Wright // Photos by Adam Pardee
Street signs at the intersection of Miramontes Avenue and Ocean Avenue in Half Moon Bay, on Aug. 20, 2020. (Photo by Adam Pardee/Half Moon Bay Review)
El Granada resident Pamm Higgins doesn’t know why the Burnham Strip still carries the name Burnham.
“We’ve already got these ...
Richard Rothstein’s book The Color of Law documents how American communities—including much of the Bay Area—were purposefully segregated along racial lines.
In 1954, one Peninsula real estate agent seized upon the sale of a single home on the east side of Palo Alto.
(Book cover image via Liveright/W.W. Norton Publishing)
Floyd Lowe, President of the California Real Estate Association at the time, quickly began amplifying racial tensions by warning residents that the one black family ...