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.

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...

Things to do: SubZERO street festival tonight downtown San Jose

Looking for an artistic evening stroll, with some occasional Spontaneous Acts of Percussion?

San Jose Spelling Bee finalist to appear on-stage Saturday at SJ Repertory Theater

Now's your chance to see a star spelling bee on stage in-person, in-action at the San Jose Repertory Theater. At Saturday's 3pm matinee performance, Ramya Auroprem, will join the cast as one of the four volunteer audience members who participate on-stage during the show. Ramya placed 5th in the 2009...

JW Marriott Residences Loreto Baja Tour with Laurie Sanborn

Get an inside look at this resort development in Loreto Baja by JW Marriott Residences: seaside shots of the property, overview of the development, a tour of the kitchen and interview with Laurie Sanborn. The preview is below. Note to play the full video you need to fill the form...

San Jose Rep announces two productions as part of exclusive ‘Summer Blockbuster Series’

Get your laugh on this summer at the SJ Rep! We just received word that two of Broadway's guilty pleasures will roll into town this summer. 'Forbidden Broadway - 25th Anniversary Tour' is a Tony-award winner and New York's longest running musical comedy revue — the equivalent of a Broadway roast. The...

Je ne sais quoi: French wine market struggling too, consumption down 10%

Mes amis, across the Atlantic, France is not exactly enjoying this Web 2.0-based economy, where no one makes money, and almost everything is free. You know times are tough when even the French cut back on their wine consumption, 10% according to a report out of Buffalo News. Yes, Buffalo,...

Peju Province Winery pick-up party June 7th in Napa

Mark your calendars, big Napa Cab lovers. June 7. Peju will be inviting wine club members to their pick-up party in Napa.  Details below. Clint & Loni I hear will be there. If anyone else plans to attend please let them know so they can meet up with you and...