Monica Turner

Monica is the PR contact for Stark Insider, and helps with calendaring, coordinating SI video shoots, and assisting with inquiries. monica (at) starkinsider.com.

The Great American Wait, Part 2: Waiting for food (Video)

This is definitely what we'd call here in the Valley a "Beta" product.

Loreto Bay Marine Park management completes its second round of community feedback

Ana Salceda is the Director of Communications for the process to examine and revise Loreto Bay National Marine Park’s management plan. The Loreto Bay National Marine Park is located in the Sea of Cortez midway down the Baja Mexico peninsula. Attached please find the summary of the second sectorial meetings...

San Jose Street Art: Robotic Orbs swarm the streets! (Video)

This is not an alien invasion. Repeat: we are not being attacked by robots from outer space! Don't panic. This is a clever art project called "Orb Swarm" exhibited on the streets of San Jose during the SubZERO techno-art mashup Festival. Learn how long it took to make these orbs,...

Things to do Bay Area: The Great American Food & Music Fest

If you like food and music this is your kind of weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. Better than an Emeril "BAM!" is this first ever Great American Food & Music Fest on Saturday at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. The host is Food TV's Bobby Flay. The...

Loreto Bay: What will happen to the Foundation?

Everyone is asking me what becomes of the Loreto Bay Foundation in light of the shut down of the construction at Nopolo and closing of the Inn at Loreto Bay (which is where I was supposed to be this week). Here is the answer: For now the Loreto Bay Foundation...

San Francisco Tour: Cable Car Museum (Video)

Inside the still functioning (and loud!) San Francisco Cable Car Museum. Large motors, gears and cables. Also the history of the great 1906 SF earthquake and its impact on the city and transportation. https://vimeo.com/5101173

SubZERO TechArt Festival San Jose: Robotic chair, motorized mouth, and two-by-fours

In this segment of the SubZERO Festival tour, Loni ventures inside the WORKS San Jose gallery for a peek at some eclectic techno-art mashups in the ‘remote/control’ exhibition. https://vimeo.com/5082070

Riding a giant, metal, rocking horse at the SubZERO Techno-Arts Festival

See what happens when an innocent moped exhaust pipe organ project spirals out of control. Loni rides the result downtown San Jose and talks to the artist, Andrew Hedges, while atop his... "invention". We think this is the first time Loni has interviewed someone while sitting atop a giant, metal,...

Update from Loreto Bay on Property Management program

Dear Owner: By now, I’m sure you have received the notice from Alvarez & Marsal that Loreto Bay is closing down all hospitality related and construction activities. The question we are being asked by many owners is “what do I do about property management since I am currently enrolled in...

Vegetable Gardening with Loni: Organic Fertilizers

In this new segment about vegetable gardening, discover some tips including how to make organic fertilizers using leftovers from the kitchen. The plans for Loni's planter box shown in this video can be downloaded from SSC (How to Build a Vegetable Planter: A DIY Guide with Photos), and you can...