Since October, work days have started early and ended late for J.C. Hill. The Director of Brewing Operations and visionary behind the Alvarado Street Brewing empire is currently overseeing the birth of his next major project: a brewpub in Carmel Plaza for his Yeast of Eden brand. "I've been putting in a lot of time over here," says Hill. "At this point, it's all about … [Read more...] about A New Brew in Town
People respond in various ways when they learn about society's ills and injustices. Some shrug their shoulders and say, "not my problem." Some might get out their checkbook and donate to a charity. A select few are motivated to get off the sofa, roll up their sleeves and get to work. Melanie Scherer is one of those. Alarmed by the staggering number of dogs and cats that are … [Read more...] about SNIPping Away at Pet Overpopulation
Justin Hofman remembers the moment that a photograph changed his life. The Pacific Grove based tour leader and artist was on an expedition in Indonesia, watching clients snorkel on a sweltering afternoon, when a friend saw a seahorse navigating the floating sticks and seagrass. Hofman grabbed his camera and hopped in the water, but as he followed the tiny drifter, trash started … [Read more...] about Singular Focus
"Sch-wing." "We're not worthy! We suck!" "Party on Wayne. Party on Garth." Actor and comedian Dana Carvey launched catchphrases and characters that the popular culture of the '80s and '90s eagerly embraced. His "Saturday Night Live" character Church Lady of the fictional show "Church Chat" captivated audiences with her disgust of earthly pleasures and her gleeful shaming of the … [Read more...] about Party On!
Over the last quarter-century, there have been two classes of golf announcers: Johnny Miller and everybody else. This isn't a knock on all the other guys, merely recognition that Miller reinvented the medium with his insight, candor and gallows humor. On February 3rd, at the final round of the Phoenix Open, an era will end when Miller, 71, signs off from NBC's 18th hole tower … [Read more...] about Golf’s Top Commentator Drops the Mic