FRIDAY, JULY 15EatingFood: Piccino, a top-quality cafe and pizzeria that just moved into a new, bright, airy space in the Dogpatch, offers a mix of Italian-inspired local food and sophisticated European wines. DrinkingMeet Your Mixologist: Bartender Vanessa Garrovillas mixes classy cocktails for everyday people at Churchill, a hip, steampunk-style bar at a busy location that has already played host to many a watering hole. Read More
Friday nightEating Food: The best banh mi sandwiches tend to come from street stalls and carts, but Bun Mee in Pacific Heights offers up a smart, tasty variation on the Vietnamese staple that just works.DrinkingMeet Your Mixologist: Bartender Matt Ross of the Embarcadero’s Waterbar values consistency in his drink mixing — every cocktail he makes tastes exactly the same as the 20 before it.On the town Read More
A pair of inexperienced sailors crashed their 30-foot sailboat into the Raccoon Strait rocks Monday afternoon after their motor conked out.
The sailors sent out a distress call after crashing into the rocks in rough conditions near Angel Island at about 6:45 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.
A local fire boat responded and towed the vessel to the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon. Read More
Angel Island recorded record-breaking sales during the Memorial Day weekend and is anticipating a profitable summer following two years of sinking retail numbers.Tourists indulging in concessions at Cove Cafe, the oyster bar and Segway tours broke three sales records during the holiday weekend, according to island General Manager Dee Wagner. Read More
Customized bike tours have been canceled on Angel Island, just one of the many recent casualties of state park service reductions.
On Sept. 25, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that instead of closing about 100 state parks to save $14.2 million, all 279 of them have to make service reductions that are effective Sunday. Read More
One year ago Monday, hundreds of acres of Angel Island erupted in flames, threatening the island’s historic buildings, endangering campers who were spending the night on the island, and creating a fiery vista for waterfront onlookers around the Bay.
Today, instead of looking back on that fire as a catastrophe, Angel Island’s lead park ranger Dave Matthews sees it as entirely the opposite. Read More
As the immigration debate rages on national talk shows and at Board of Supervisors meetings, Angel Island is injecting history into the conversation.
Often referred to as the “Ellis Island of the West,” the century-old U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island is one of 13 museums taking part in a program launched last week that grapples with issues of citizenship and identity. Read More