Clinton Stark

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. Interests include San Francisco arts, hi-res audio, Ingmar Bergman, and ranting about photo realism. Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear

Loreto Bay Update in San Jose by Michael Coyle, Replay Resorts

Yesterday, Michael Coyle from Replay Resorts was in San Jose at the Doubletree Hotel, a mile from the airport, to update the San Francisco Bay Area Loreto Bay homeowner's on the development. It was an especially important meeting because of the recent change in ownership. From what I could...

‘Into Thin Air’ Review: Jon Krakauer’s Everest Ascent, Blind Ambition and Gripping First Hand Account of a Survivor

There are books you read. And then there are pulse-pounding books you experience. Jon Krakauer's non-fiction Into Thin Air (1996) definitely falls into the latter. It is a relentless, mind numbing, superb account of an innocent journalistic mission turned disaster. I was riveted from the opening praise ("Every...

Blu-ray Wins: That was Fast! But Will it Matter?

It's official. Toshiba finally threw in the towel after a non-stop barrage of negative news in 2008 finally forcing HD-DVD to join the ranks of...

Loreto Bay Classic Video: Adobe Brick Manufacturing

Back in 2006, when Loni & I visited the Loreto Bay development, we took a tour of the Adobe brick facility. Their original vision was to manufacture these limestone and clay bricks at a small plant about a mile outside the development, truck them over to the construction site,...

In Loreto Bay: A Tour of Cree Art Gallery

Strolling along the main street in Loreto Bay, Loni and I had a chance to visit the new art gallery called Cree. It is run by Jason Zickler who also runs a gallery back home in Indianapolis (Jason Zickler Studio). His works use acrylic and oil on canvas. It's...

Trend Watch ’08: Will Studios Get “Jobsed” in Their Quest for Downloadable Profits?

It's that time of year already. To reminisce about the year that was 2007, and look ahead to that new year just weeks around the corner. For me, it also means thinking about innovation & technology -- a few of my favorite topics. One trend in particular I've been following...

In Loreto Bay: New Pharmacy Marks First Retail Store Opening

The trick for the Villages of Loreto Bay development is to balance new home construction while also building out amenities. It's the yin and yang that will ultimately shape the character of this nascent community. Thankfully this was reinforced by Michael Coyle from Replay as the top 2 priorities...

In Loreto Bay: 2008 A Year of Change and Optimism

Since we landed at little Loreto airport, despite the cloudy skies and Loni's "red light" check at customs, I sensed optimism about the changes afoot here within the Loreto Bay development. Talking to homeowners, LBC staff, locals, business owners, and others throughout downtown Loreto and at the development itself...

Thanksgiving Video: Sous Chef Loni Talks Turkey

Action video of Loni helping out with Thanksgiving dinner. One of these days I'll submit a video to HGTV so Loni can be the next Design Star or have her own DIY or cooking show. Stay tuned for Loreto Bay updates coming soon: photos, videos and the inside scoop on...

Stark Wine Cellar: Construction Under Way!

Converting an unused closet into a wine cellar and pantry with cooling.