San Francisco Bay Area

Right Field: Streets of San Francisco are paved with sporting gold

The San Francisco Bay Area is blessed with spectacular landscapes, a booming economy and, now, championship-calibre sports teams. Photo: Corbis

There is clearly no place in the universe that needs humbling right now more than the San Francisco Bay Area. But unfortunately for those not residing there, it doesn't look like it will be happening anytime soon.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 4:00am

Reflections: sadly ever after

Reflections: sadly ever after

For many Hongkongers, the arranged, some wou

16 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Kitchen sync

Thomas Keller gulps down an unappetising-looking, beige-grey drink made from a packet of what he describes as a 'vitamin-enzyme-protein thing'. His choice of drink, like the revelation that one of his favourite things to eat is blanched broccoli with canned tuna (Italian, of course, and packed in olive oil), is unexpected from a man who is arguably the most respected chef in the United States.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Bulli for us

MOST TOURISTS PLAN their trips around weather, scenery or cultural attractions, but gourmet travellers are a unique breed. Their holidays are dictated by the schedules of the world's top chefs.

11 May 2006 - 12:00am

Fun visit to Silicon Valley

The aroma of fresh coffee, soft pillows and the latest models of desktops - welcome to the land of innovative computer software, cutting edge Web sites and, yes, surprises.

10 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Not in a golden state

WHATEVER happened to the Golden State? California Dreamin', whatever that was, appears to have spent the past five years degenerating into a nightmare.

Perhaps the idyllic 60s vision of a sunshine-soaked, surf-stroked haven never really existed. Maybe it was inspired by an excess of mind-bending drugs, or just too much Napa Valley chardonnay and sun-dried tomatoes.

13 Jan 1995 - 12:00am