Monthly Archives: October 2010

“Farmer Mike,” Pumpkin Carver of Half Moon Bay, CA

You probably won’t find professional pumpkin carving at a booth on career day. But for Mike Valladao, better known as “Farmer Mike,” carving pumpkins has become an unlikely second profession. Farmer Mike started growing giant pumpkins 25 years ago on his Uncle’s land in Half Moon Bay, “Pumpkin Capital of the World.” He is now the official pumpkin…

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  • Morgan SterlingSeptember 18, 2012 - 11:51 pm

    I was wondering what it would cost to get you over to Pizza Rock in Sacramento to do some live carving. We were hoping somewhere in mid October. Hope to hear from you soon!

ArtCar Fest 2010, Berkeley to Sacramento

Every fall, Emily Duffy leads a caravan of drivers who are quite literally taking their art to the streets for ArtCar Fest.  Cars decorated with butterfly wings, doll heads, skulls, Mardi Gras beads, and a slew of other whimsical materials caravanned through downtown Berkeley on Friday before hitting the road for the 10-10-10 weekend in Sacramento. “Its borderline…

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Metal Sculpture, San Francisco Sunset District

Going into any garage is like going into the bowels of a house–you never know what you’re going to find. And there’s no doubt that some odd stuff is lying behind the closed doors of many San Francisco garages. But what’s behind Ross Sheehan’s garage door is arguably the oddest. “People have walked by and said, Wow I…

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Petaluma Whiskerino, SF Bay Area

Yesterday marked one of the best homegrown events around.  The annual Petaluma Whiskerino drew people from all over who came to flash their stache and show their grow while onlookers ate chocolate mustaches. Its no doubt the contest for the best facial fur got a little hairy, but Tiffany Renee tweets “Jack Passion swept the competition.” Passion is a long-time…

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ArtCar Fest and the Mercedes Pens, SF Bay Area

This Friday kicks off probably the most moving event of the year, not just because it is wacky, colorful, and hysterical, but because it’s literally on wheels. The ArtCar Fest 2010 will fire up in Berkeley on Friday and roadtrip its way to Sacramento by that afternoon. The fun lasts through Sunday in Sacramento. I caught up with Costas Schuler…

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