“San Francisco is a relatively young city with a well-deserved reputation as a food destination, situated near lush farmland and a busy port. San Francisco’s famous restaurant scene has been the subject of books, but the full complexity of the city’s culinary history is revealed here for the first time. This food biography presents the story of how food traveled from farms to markets, from markets to kitchens, and from kitchens to tables, focusing on how people experienced the bounty of the City by the Bay.”
Erica J. Peters is the author of Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam. Food and Drink in the Long Nineteenth Century (2011).she lives in the Bay Area and is director and cofounder of the Culinary Historians of Northern California.
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Join our senior library member Bruce Haase
These are informal meetings ,
to support each other and organize your thoughts
for writing. Sharing is optional.
Meetings take place
The Third Tuesday of the month
July 15, August 19,
and September 16
1 p.m. — 3 p.m.
Please bring pen & paper
For more information contact Bruce Hasse
These books explore the journeys of these individuals trying to walk the line between cultural norms and personal choices as they navigate through dual identities, generational gaps, coming of age, racism and self-actualization.
Each story magnifies the life of these young people and through them , magnifies the community psyche.
“Muslim men are stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas willing to die for seventy-two virgins in heaven or controlling, big-bearded husbands ready to rampage at the hint of dishonor. The truth is, there are millions of Muslim men trying to figure out the complicated terrain of love, sex, and relationships just like any other American man.In Salaam, Love, Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi provide a space for American Muslim men to speak o
This information is from the New Haven Unified School District website:
Parents of children old enough to start kindergarten who have not yet enrolled are urged to begin the process immediately. Enrollment packets can be picked up at the Centralized Enrollment Center, adjacent to the Educational Services Center at 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City.
Children born between Oct. 2, 2008, and Sept. 1, 2009, are eligible to attend traditional kindergarten in 2014-15, and children born between Sept. 2, 2009, and Dec. 2, 2009, are eligible for transitional kindergarten. More information is available by calling 476-2625.
For parents of children starting kindergarten in the fall also should be aware of the Tiburcio Vásquez Health Center’s summer vaccine clinic at the Logan High Health Center. The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. In addition, free dental screenings will be available from 10 a.m. to noon at the Aug. 13 clinic.
Parents should bring their child’s immunization (yellow) card and picture identification. For more information or to make an appointment, call 471-2520, ext. 60174 or 690-6044.
In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world.
Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture and psychology.
Organized into chapters that begin with a fascinating explanation of the physics and chemistry of color, The Secret Language of Color travels from outer space to Earth, from plants to animals to humans. In these chapters we learn about how and why we see color, the nature of rainbows, animals with color vision far superior and far inferior to our own, how our language influences the colors we see, and much more. Between these chapters, authors Joann Eckstut and Ariele Eckstut turn their attention to the individual hues of the visible spectrum—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet—presenting each in fascinating, in-depth detail.
Including hundreds of stunning photographs and dozens of informative, often entertaining graphics, every page is a breathtaking demonstration of color and its role in the world around us. Whether you see red, are a shrinking violet, or talk a blue streak, this is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history, science, culture, and beatuty of color in the natural and man-made world.