With cooler temperatures and imminent holidays, this is the time of year when many in the Bay Area start planning—or at least dreaming about—a sojourn in Hawai?i. (It doesn’t hurt that Virgin America launched its new nonstop service to Maui from San Francisco yesterday, a month after its inaugural flight to Honolulu.) But for all
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- 5 ways to enjoy Bay Area Hawaiian holidays
By Jeanne Cooper - Friday Dec 4, 2015
- Neighborhood Is Star-Spangled on Flag Day, and Every Day
By COREY KILGANNON - Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
Gerald Goldman, 94, a retired Marine who served in World War II, has made hundreds of wooden flags for friends, neighbors and local stores.
- Bay Area mass transit schedules for Fourth of July
By Chronicle staff report - Monday Jul 3, 2017
Bay Area mass transit schedules for Fourth of JulyTransit schedules and other services Tuesday.financial institutionsClosed, no mail deliverySeveral North Beach routes will be detoured because of the fireworks show.Golden Gate TransitHoliday/Sunday service for buses and holiday/weekend schedule for Larkspur and Sausalito ferries.Sunday schedule, with expanded capacity after San Francisco fireworks show.Last southbound train leaves San Francisco at 11:45 p.m. and makes all local weekend stops to San Jose.Commuter tow-away zones, residential parking and Monday-Friday street sweeping are not enforced.
- Finding a good tree care service
By Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook - Friday Aug 4, 2017
Finding a good tree care serviceThey absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.[...] they look good.To keep your trees healthy or to get rid of dying ones, you may want the benefit of professional advice, skill and labor.To help you find it, nonprofit consumer group Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook and Checkbook.org has surveyed its members and Consumer Reports subscribers about their experiences with area tree care services.For the next month, Checkbook is offering free access to its ratings of tree care services to Chronicle readers: www.checkbook.org/chronicle/tree-care.Other reasons for tree work include eliminating the risk to your house, or to electrical or other utility wires from rubbing limbs or precarious overhanging limbs; letting light and breezes more readily reach your house, garden or lawn; and protecting foundations and drainage systems from invading roots.[...] sometimes it’s difficult to diagnose and treat trees.Checkbook’s evaluation of tree care services found big company-to-company differences in the quality of advice and work performed.[...] the news is not all good.Some companies received favorable ratings from only 60 percent or fewer of their surveyed customers.Common customer complaints included charging more than promised, producing bad results and even property damage caused by careless or untrained workers.Typically, you don’t have to be home when bidders are looking at the job — but do include a thorough description of the work in a written contract that specifies who cleans up afterward, hauls away debris and wood, and removes the stump.Check whether a company’s liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance are in effect.If you need expert advice and help caring for your trees, rather than simply removing goners, look for certification by the American Society of Consulting Arborists (www.asca-consultants.org) or the International Society of Arboriculture (www.isa-arbor.com).Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook magazine and Checkbook.org is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help consumers get the best service and lowest prices.
- Finding renewal in New Zealand’s birthplace
By Jill K. Robinson - Friday Jul 21, 2017
Anywhere else, I’d have my eyes firmly fixed on the trail ahead, wary for snakes or dangerous critters. [...] my head is angled up into the green canopy, where shafts of the day’s last minutes of sunlight create a kaleidoscope effect — a swirl of emerald, azure and gold. The cultural history in this distinctive and beautiful region at the far northern edge of the North Island — from the kauri forests to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, from the colonial buildings and whaling history in Russell to the spot that separates the Pacific Ocean from the Tasman Sea where Maori spirits are believed to leap to the water to return to their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki — offers a deeper understanding of its complex past. History and legend are bountiful in the rural Northland, and the region sometimes goes by the nickname Te Hiku o Te Ika, “the tail of the fish,” referring to the legend that New Zealand was fished from the sea by the demigod Maui. The colossal beings that surround us in the forest reach their branches like outstretched arms into the space above my head, as if they’re welcoming us to their domain. Early Maori migrations settled throughout the Northland, including the subtropical Bay of Islands, with its turquoise water and nearly 150 islands that today lure those on holiday. [...] the village quickly became a magnet for rough elements during the height of the whaling industry, and grog shops and brothels did a roaring trade when sailors were on shore leave, earning the town the nickname “the hellhole of the Pacific.” On the outdoor patio of the Duke of Marlborough Hotel (which began life in 1827 as Johnny Johnston’s Grog Shop), families lunch on fish and chips while kids pedal along the Strand on bicycles, weaving in and out of meandering vacationers. Not far from Russell is Waitangi, the site of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between the British Crown and more than 500 Maori chiefs, establishing New Zealand as a British colony. At the newly opened Museum of Waitangi, I wander among the artifacts in the permanent exhibition, but am drawn back to the interactive display of New Zealand’s founding document, which was written and translated in less than a week. Next to me, a teenager proudly points to where his ancestor signed the treaty, his family crowded around the display, poking fingers at the digital copy of the historic document. Outside, across the Treaty Grounds with panoramic views of the Bay of Islands, visitors hang out between the Treaty House and carved meeting house, awaiting a cultural performance. After death, all Maori spirits travel up the coast and over this windswept vista of the most northwestern corner of the country, down the roots of the lone pohutukawa tree at Te Rerenga Wairua, into the sea and to Manawatawhi (“last breath”) in the Three Kings Islands. Walking around the lighthouse and the crowd of visitors posing at the signpost that proclaims the distances to Tokyo, Sydney, Vancouver, Los Angeles, London and the South Pole, I scan the bluffs to find the lone pohutukawa tree. If I were a Maori spirit, I’d want to travel here, too — among the shades of aqua ocean currents and whistling wind at the grassy, green end of the world. A straight line cutting along the west coast of Northland and flanking the Aupouri Forest, 90-Mile Beach (which is only 55 miles) is known for spectacular sunsets, a great left-hand surf break and towering sand dunes. Don’t bring your rental car along on a tour of 90-Mile Beach, because rental companies won’t allow their cars on the sand, mostly for safety reasons. Thrill seekers get to try their hand at sand surfing on the Te Paki Sand Dunes. Luxurious Northland home base on the dramatic coastline of Matauri Bay, with rolling farmland and quiet, pristine private beaches. Room rates start at about $1,124 per night, and include daily breakfast, evening cocktails and canapes, and a nightly gourmet dinner. Room rates start at about $124 per night. Another garden spot to enjoy in good weather, this restaurant serves wraps, salads, fish and chips, and wood-fired pizzas — along with local wines and Northland craft beers. At this fine-dining restaurant, pair incredible views of the Bay of Islands with dishes focused on seasonal New Zealand ingredients. On the Twilight Encounter tour, visit the majestic kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest with a Maori guide and learn about the culture’s deep spiritual respect for these ancient giants. New Zealand’s most important historic site is where the country’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840 — by Maori chiefs and representatives of the British Crown.
- Bay Area mass transit schedules for Monday and Fourth of July
By Chronicle staff report - Friday Jun 30, 2017
Bay Area mass transit schedules for Monday and Fourth of JulyTransit schedules and other services Monday and Tuesday.financial institutionsClosed, no mail delivery TuesdaySeveral North Beach routes will be detoured because of the fireworks showGolden Gate TransitOn Monday, regular weekday service for buses and Sausalito ferries; reduced weekday schedule for Larkspur and Tiburon ferries.On Tuesday, holiday/Sunday service for buses and holiday/weekend schedule for Larkspur and Sausalito ferries.Sunday schedule on Tuesday, with expanded capacity after San Francisco fireworks show.Last southbound train leaves San Francisco at 11:45 p.m. and makes all local weekend stops to San Jose.Commuter tow-away zones, residential parking and Monday-Friday street sweeping are not enforced.