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The <span>Best</span> of the San Francisco Bay Area

The Best of the San Francisco Bay Area

Discover San Mateo County & Silicon Valley from fun family events to Silicon Valley shopping and outdoor places to explore.

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The most "Insta-Worthy" Holiday locations!

San Mateo County/Silicon Valley always knows how to get in the holiday spirit! Check out some picture-worthy holiday locations in the area that are sure to transform your social media into a holiday aesthetic. Four Seasons Après Winter Lounge Want to go to Lake Tahoe for the holidays but couldn’t…

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A Day in Palo Alto

There’s so much to do in San Mateo County/Silicon Valley – whether you’re looking for a good place to eat, take a hike for beautiful views, or spend the day near the ocean – the possibilities are endless! I’ve lived in the area my whole life and still find new things to do here every day. When I…

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San Mateo County – home to the Brussels sprout!

HISTORY The first planting of the Brussels sprout in California was in the 1920’s and significant production beginning in the 1940’s. Today, in San Mateo County, our farmers dedicate 788 acres to growing the Brussels sprout, and in 2018, it was the top vegetable grown in our county with a crop…

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Dominick Chirichillo – making wine since 1987

THE BEGINNING Dominick Chirichillo’s first wine memory took place in his grandfather’s basement in Staten Island, New York. He vividly remembers fighting with his cousins over who got to press the bar of his grandfather’s wine press when he was just two years old. Now, owner of Domenico Winery &…

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Meet the Minolettis — new owners of Barterra Winery!

Just eight months ago, Ginger, Paul, and their son, Chris Minoletti—became the new owners of Barterra Winery in Half Moon Bay. Founded in 2005, Barterra Winery was previously owned by Bart and Mary Colucci. After years of growing the winery, Bart and Mary felt it was time to pass the baton to their…

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