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The co-owner of a popular family-run business in Pacifica called Winters Tavern confirmed that while it was still a month or two too early to share details, “the Winters storm is coming” to Sonora. C.J. Valenti, along with his wife and business partner Corinne Robinson — a Sonora High School graduate — are sharing hints on social media that their new location will be called Winters Tavern East and that it will maintain similar values as the Pacifica location; namely, locally sourced beers (“no crap on tap”), food, and live music.
It poured this week up in the Sierra Nevada and it even drizzled a bit Friday on the coast.
Flat water at the coast, Linda Mar Beach (Bob Pilgrim photo)
Despite posted warning signs at the old military bunker off Highway 1 south of the tunnels, people continue to walk past the signs and climb up the hill to the bunker and the scenic overlook. (Photos by Dave Damarco)
Department of Corrections Correction: Better Business Burro says Starbread is moving into a space near Cheers, while Starbucks is moving or expanding into a new space in Linda Mar Shopping Center, and Panda Express is moving into the old Denny's space. And a sharp-eyed Riptide reader notes that Starbread is Filipino, not Indian, food. Got that straight now?
Some so-called human being dumped this heap of trash in Moss Beach Park. The crime has been reported to the county for further action. Guessing there might be something traceable in the trash. Bravo to NextDoor readers for reporting this.
See the news story above for sheriff's phone number and case number re the stolen bikes.
Big Banker reports that 340 Waterford reverted to the lender today (08-02-2017) for $690,669.85. B.B. said that Alex Fraser, point man on the troubled Harmony @ 1 project at Fassler & Roberts Road, was having trouble with his parcel at 340 Waterford in Pacific Manor, next to the car wash. It was originally scheduled for foreclosure sale on April 26, but the sale had been postponed multiple times.
What will become of A Grape in the Fog?
Pacifica Playschool at 630 Hickey Boulevard and its owner Suzanne Wheeler Johnson have filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court alleging false and malicious reviews on the Yelp website, submitted on two occasions by poster "CT T", including statements that employees were seen smoking marijuana at Playschool. Johnson is suing Yelp poster(s) "John/Jane Doe(s)" for libel, lost income, and emotional distress, and has asked for trial by jury:
In an unrelated 2016 complaint about the playschool, state investigators found no basis or support for the complaint: