Built in 1909 to dispose of the city’s sewage, Santa Monica Pier has experienced growth and change over the decades, with the addition of Pacific Park in 1996 making it the family entertainment destination it is today.
Before our country went into lockdown, Chinatowns were suffering losses up to 70% of their sales due to anti-Asian bigotry. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. Once boasting over 930 storefronts a mere 150 are operating today. Chinatowns aren’t just restaurants and tourist attractions, they are cultural and financial hubs for generational communities. With Lunar New Year approaching on February 12th, a time of year that provides most of the revenue for these businesses, the streets will remain largely quiet with parades cancelled. These are photos taken of San Francisco’s Chinatown in January 2019.
“The opaque purple color of this wine hints at its depth of character. Integrated, complex aromas of briary blackberry, marionberry and smoldering campfire greet the nose. Blue and black fruit flavors are confirmed on the palate, as well as notes of dusty earth and spice.”
– Vice-President, Winemaking Steve Leveque
“One word…CASHMERE seems to describe the Delectus 2010 “Cuvee Julia” Red Wine just fine. This wine envelops you with a lush nose of crème de blackberry,
vanilla, baking spices and ginger-molasses cookie dough. Cocoa, espresso and sandalwood turn into smoky and savory bacon fat. It is a potpourri of scents.”
– Gold Medal Wine Club