Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Crisp lines, soaring ceilings, sweeping vistas and sunny spaces define this new construction in Woodside. Both structures enjoy similar material palettes loaded with custom doors and windows, built-in speakers, stainless steel appliances and retractable glass panels. The master suite enjoys a private balcony, and its lavish spa bathroom includes both an oversized Neptune tub and a walk-in shower beneath a skylight. The landscape offers a covered lanai, speakers, an indoor/outdoor fireplace and a fire-pit patio. The Walk-Through is produced by Sentinel Media Services for The San Francisco Chronicle.
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MAY 15, 2014
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DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2014 - NOVA FIRE CONTROL, INC.
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This mid-century modern home was recently renovated to highlight its original charm, but include all the modern updates of a true tech-elite lifestyle.
- Perfecting Pinot at Clos de la Tech
By Matt Kettmann - Thursday Aug 10, 2017
Right now, on very small blocks of his vineyards, which ride the ridge between Half Moon Bay and Woodside, underground probes are monitoring water absorption rates and radioing that information to a central computer, which then relays it to irrigation valves powered by thumbnail-size solar panels.“In a typical vineyard, you can find plants that are dying for water and undercropping, and you can find plants that are waterlogged and producing poor-quality fruit,” said Rodgers.The resulting technology — which Rodgers is starting to sell through his startup company WaterBit Inc. — is likely to conserve water and ensure more evenly dispersed and ripened grapes.The Waterbit technology will be a boon for large commercial grape growers and other fruit and vegetable farmers, who also use their irrigation systems to distribute fertilizers, called “fertigation.”“My propensity is to do everything 100 percent without any compromise,” explained Rodgers, who began reading academic journals on wine, started tinkering with ways to control and monitor fermentation temperatures, and even built his own press.In 2000, they took the brand commercial and bought two more pieces of vineyard property closer to the ridgetop, including the steeply sloped, ocean-facing property above La Honda where they built their winery into underground caves.Clos de la Tech was developing technology along a similar path, so he reached out, toured the vineyard (“one of the most meticulous”) and winery (“almost like Disneyland”), and gave his spiel about how valuable it would be to collect these aromas and then sell them to large commercial producers whose wines needed better bouquets.“The next thing I know, they’re flying me out there to talk about the aroma collection and utilization project,” said Goldfarb, who returned to work the 2012 harvest at Clos de la Tech and was then taught how to manage the vineyards by the renowned viticulturist Rex Geitner, who died in 2013.While the aromatic capture project is currently caught in a regulatory limbo — despite wide interest, it’s unclear whether the feds would treat it as distilling, and arcane state laws need some tweaking — Goldfarb, Massey and Rodgers continue to test the scalability of their integrated fermentation control system with UC Davis.Being surrounded by a commitment to making the best wine possible, and the intelligence creativity, and mind power that’s fueling the operation is really exciting and motivating.“If you bring that kind of scientific inquisitiveness to winemaking, where you throw in a living thing, from the ground to the grapes to the microorganisms, the complexity goes up by a factor of thousands,” said Rodgers, who can explain tannin molecule differences, anthocyanin ratios and quercitin creation at the deepest of levels.
- U.K. Government Takes Control of London Fire Response Amid Criticism
By SEWELL CHAN - Sunday Jun 18, 2017
Local officials were sidelined after their response to the fire at Grenfell Tower was criticized as slow and disorganized.
- Why Nova in ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Isn’t Meant to Be the Nova From the Original
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- Friday Jul 14, 2017
Fans of the classic “Planet of the Apes” from nearly 50 years ago got a surprise when it was announced that the latest installment in Fox’s reboot series, “War for the Planet of the Apes,” would see Caesar and his fellow apes joined by a mute human girl named Nova, making some wonder if this girl would grow up to be the mute human woman encountered by Charlton Heston’s doomed astronaut George Taylor in the 1968 film.[...] Read: 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Writer Talks Building the Biblical End of Caesar's Saga“Nova’s name is more about this unwitting pattern that keeps repeating through history,” Bomback said, noting that what’s most important about Nova is how she restores Caesar’s compassion for humans that he had in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” but loses in this film after his encounter with the Colonel.For more of Bomback’s interview about “War for the Planet of the Apes” with TheWrap, including how they designed the series’ newest ape, Bad Ape, and the films that inspired their story, click here.
- China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown
By PAUL MOZUR - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
The last of Facebook’s major products that still worked in China was hit by government blocks, as Beijing broadly tightens its controls over the internet.