By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 10:08 am PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 Vitaly Van De Sande, 4, hands out candy to passersby at his mom and grandmother's flower shop on 24th Street as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. Vitaly Van De Sande, 4, hands out candy to passersby at his mom and grandmother's flower shop on 24th Street as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Buy photo Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. less Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as … [Read more...] about Should Halloween be moved to the last Saturday in October?
Saturday morning kitchen
NORFOLKThe small band of volunteers expected some things.Cigarette butts, plastic bags, bottles, old fishing line.They got so much more.Mannequins, a child's bed, a mounted deer head, a working lightbulb that an oyster had made a home on. Tires, refrigerators, car parts, whole cars and even a life-sized teddy bear with Mardi Gras beads around its neck."Literally the kitchen sink. So many kitchen sinks," said Tanner Council of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which took over organization of Clean the Bay Day in 2000.Now with the annual cleanup approaching on June 2, organizers are celebrating the event's 30th anniversary and the impact they've made over three decades.On Tuesday, four of the founders were honored by the foundation for laying the groundwork."As a child my dad always instilled a sense of conservation and stewardship," said Cameron Swain, assistant park manager at False Cape State Park and a veteran Clean the Bay Day zone captain. "It was a humbling experience back then and … [Read more...] about “So many kitchen sinks”: Clean the Bay Day celebrates 30 years of picking up trash
One man died after a fire early Saturday morning in a Lancaster city row home that started from unattended cooking.Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni identified the victim Saturday afternoon as Dana J. Bair, age 57.An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Diamantoni said. Firefighters responded just after 1 a.m. to the fire in three-story home at 316 S. Ann St. to find fire coming out of the rear of the house. Bair was found in the home. He was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to City fire Lt. John Musselman.There were about eight to ten people in the house at the time of the fire, but no one else was injured, city fire Battalion Chief Ken Barton said.The damage to the home was estimated at $100,000. … [Read more...] about Lancaster city fire victim identified; early morning blaze began in kitchen
JAMES Martin's house in on the market and its so pricey it doesn't even have an asking price. The TV chef's seven bedroom country pile has gone up for grabs with no steer on how much the Saturday Morning presenter wants for it. He has lived at the renovated old dairy for nine years but is now looking for pastures new. It sits in the beautiful Hampshire countryside just seven miles from Winchester in the tiny hamlet of Stoke Charity. Set in around 1.25 acres of land it unsurprisingly comes with a palatial kitchen as well as a large barbecue terrace and a wood fired pizza oven. A keen biker, Martin also ensured he had ample garage space for his motorcycles and cars in the posh abode. The house was decorated throughout with Ralph Lauren Wallpaper and Farrow & Ball paint. Carpets are all from local contractors, and the oak is all Winchester joinery. The windows have solid oak window frames with aluminium double glazing; there are also remote control blinds built into the double glazing … [Read more...] about James Martin’s kitchen is revealed as he puts decadent seven-bedroom country home up for sale – and it’s so expensive there’s no price!
COZAD, Neb. — They both looked out this window.That’s what you think when you duck down and peer out the bedroom drapes of a nondescript stucco hotel on Cozad’s Eighth Street.The view isn’t much: a fire station across the street, the sidewalk below and, stuck in the yard, a white sign announcing that this longtime hotel is now a museum.The view isn’t much until you consider how much of the state itself — our art, our blazing sunsets, our history and our violence — is tangled up in the two boys who long ago peered out onto Eighth Street.A teenager named Robert Cozad once looked out this window because it was his bedroom. His dad founded Cozad — named it after the family — before he pulled his gun and forever changed Robert’s life.Robert Cozad tried to forget all about Cozad, both the town and his name. He took a different one, a French-sounding one, and became one of the greatest American artists of the early 20th century.Years … [Read more...] about ‘The Good Life’: 50-plus things to do across Nebraska