Pear Theatre Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2015

Above: Mountain View Mayor John Mcallister and Pear Theatre Artistic Director and Founder Diane Tasca prepare to cut the ribbon to the Pear’s new space at an event on Saturday, August 15, 2015. (Photo courtesy Carla Befera & Co.) The blue oxford cloth shirt and brown cap weren’t quite official...
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Mill Valley Film Festival returns this fall for its 38th year. The increasingly influential indie film festival (non-competitive) is set to descend just North of San Francisco from October 8 through 18. MVFF draws thousands of attendees every fall to Marin County for 11 days of films, panel discussions, and...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm has taken the wraps (mostly) off its upcoming, next generation flagship mobile processor. Dubbed the Snapdragon 820, the chip set features, as you might expect, faster performance, lower energy draw, and the potential for improved imaging. Here's hoping it does away with some of the over-heating issues found in...

If you're in the market for a new Android phone or upgrade, this, my friends, is your time. In my six years of covering Android and the mobile space I've never seen such incredible phones on offer, at prices that, in many cases, simply seem too low to be...

I have a confession. While in Singapore this past week, I tiptoed off to Waku Ghin, Chef Tetsuya's second restaurant at Marina Bay Sands Resort which he opened in 2010. While Chef Tetsuya was born in the Japanese town of Hamamatsu, it was in Sydney where he opened his first...

A look at some of the top Android phones coming this fall. Expect plenty of choice. Also expect low prices. The smartphone market is headed into uncharted territory...
Best California Value Chardonnay Wines

Looking for some quick wine recommendations? We've rounded up 5 of our favorite Chardonnays from California, including ones from Sonoma, Mendocino, and the Central Coast. None of these will break the bank. Most are available at local retailers including Safeway, Costco, Bevmo, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. In a sea of crowded...

Today we're looking at Gourmesso -- Nespresso compatible coffee capsules that come in at about half the cost. Nespresso pods range in price from $.70 to $.75 each (USD). Gourmesso pods cost about $.50 each. That's about 33% in savings. If you're like me and enjoy a few espresso-based drinks each morning, that...
Moto G 2015 Review

Here that crashing noise? That's the sound of Android smartphones crashing to the ground. In price, at least. Never before has there been such a vast choice of stellar handsets at such affordable prices. If Chevy Chase we're to sign up for Deal of the Century 2 (not that...

Wine is as popular as ever in the United States. But consumption here pales in comparison to the world's leading wine consuming nation: China. According to UK-based IWSR, wine consumption in China increased 36% between 2010 and 2014. That amounts to just under 12% constant annual growth rate. Canada, the second fastest growing, trailed...