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Love and Hate are Learned at Home

Not again! When will it stop? We seek justice for George Floyd and all black people around the world suffering senseless brutality at the hands of police. Black Lives Matter.Sadly, there are some people who choose to loot or destroy property during respectful vigils and orderly protests. I don't get that. What good will come … Continue reading Love and Hate are Learned at Home

Flashback Friday: Alameda’s 4th of July Parade 2017

The 4th of July Parade in Alameda, California (10 miles/16 km east of San Francisco) is one of the largest Independence Day parades in the United States, with over 170 floats and 2,500 participants. A little over 3 miles/5 km long, the parade route is also the longest route in the United States, drawing over … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Alameda’s 4th of July Parade 2017

Specialty’s Café & Bakery Closes After 33 Years

I’ve been going to Specialty’s Café & Bakery for work lunches for over 15 years. So when I learned that the San Francisco Bay Area-based chain would be permanently closing their doors after today, May 19, 2020, I was shocked! The reason for the closure? The pandemic. Their website explains that “Current market conditions attributed … Continue reading Specialty’s Café & Bakery Closes After 33 Years