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Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 223, No. 3, September

20 Coastal Discoveries: From Roadside Fish Shacks to Secret Campgrounds, Our Picks for the Coolest (and Tastiest) Finds by the Sea
Food/wine 1 | Drake's Beach Cafe, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA A meal here is worth the twisty 35-minute drive from Olema to the Pacific; the view alone can rekindle date night. $$$$; lunch Fri--Sun, dinner Fri--Sat; reservations required;...
Ask Our Garden Editor. and Let's Get Growing
The Lowdown on vines, pots, and pests1 What's a good vine to plant against the house?-ANN SUNG RUCKSTUHL, CUPERTINO, CACarolina jessamine, polyanthus jasmine, and star jasmine are all pretty choices: They cling by twining up narrow slats, or with tendrils....
Ask Our Garden Editor ... and Let's Get Growing: The Lowdown on Vines, Pots, and Pests
1 What's a good vine to plant against the house? --ANN SUNG RUCKSTUHL, CUPERTINO, CA [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Carolina jessamine, polyanthus jasmine, and star jasmine are all pretty choices: They cling by twining up...
Boulder Day Trip Chautauqua & Uni-Hill
Why go now: Fall is blazing with color, the University of Colorado is back in session, and you can play student for a day in these two neighborhoods that act as CU's extended campus. Elevation: 5,430 feet Local mountain range: The Flati rons Get around...
Breaking Away
Two determined dads get kids out of the carpool and off to school by bikeIF YOU WALKED OR BIKED to school as a kid, you probably weren't alone. In 1969, 88 percent of students who lived within a mile of their grade schools got there by bike or on foot....
Breaking Away: Two Determined Dads Get Kids out of the Carpool and off to School by Bike
IF YOU WALKED OR BIKED to school as a kid, you probably weren't alone. In 1969, 88 percent of students who lived within a mile of their grade schools got there by bike or on foot. Today, less than 16 percent do. That's a statistic that Rob Nagler,...
Cheap Thrills in Napa Valley; Splurge and Save in Calistoga, Where Sipping and Soaking Don't Have to Break the Bank
I, FOR ONE, LIKE A LITTLE FUNKINESS mixed in with my fabulousness. Especially when funky costs less. That's why funky old Calistoga is my favorite destination in the fabulous Napa Valley. Now more than ever, it's a great place to go when you're craving...
Come on, Live Happy: In Santa Barbara, a Lighthearted Design for a Condo Complex Boosts Spirits and Fosters Community
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE that architecture can elevate your mood, just spend a day at Santa Barbara's Cota Street Studios. When asked about this whimsical eight-unit building, its occupants can't keep from gushing. Their eyes twinkle. They grin. [ILLUSTRATION...
Day Trip Folsom
Why go now: Some of the best waterfront cycling in the state is not too hot, not too cold. And who can resist canopied trails turning their autumn shades? Origins: Gold fever brought thousands of settlers in 1848. Population: About 70,000 Miles up...
Down to the Sea: In Astoria, Oregon, Savor the Life of a Town Devoted to Fish
I'M THE FIRST TO SHOW UP at the Northwest Seafood Paella class at Astoria's Seafood Consumer Center. From the door, I spot the curly-haired chef, bent over the sound system's controls. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Volare, oh, oh!" Dean Martin's crooning...
Drink with the Fishes
Don't settle for the house white at your favorite seafood shack-these matches will really make wavesBest white-wine matchesDeep-fried calamari+ sparkling wineA brut-style bubbly blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is a bright, citrusy foil for crisp fried...
Drink with the Fishes: Don't Settle for the House White at Your Favorite Seafood Shack-These Matches Will Really Make Waves
Best white-wine matches Deep-fried calamari + sparkling wine A brut-style bubbly blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is a bright, citrusy foil for crisp fried food, with a berry-flavor bridge to the sweet squid. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Crabcakes...
Fall Color, Desert-Style
Arizona's Painted Desert has the most epic show of them allONE OF THE GREAT THINGS about life is its colors. Take the desert. Burnt sienna, pumpkin, ocher, lavender, teal ... these may sound like sweaters in a J. Crew catalog, but in fact they're the...
Heroes of the Sea: Catching Dungeness Crab from the Pacific Is One of the West's Deadliest Jobs. A Father-Son Team in Washington Share Stories of Life at Sea
What's your office like? KYLE: It's a 58-foot boat that carries 400 crab pots that weigh 100 pounds apiece, empty. We've got two deckhands and one skipper. We're one of the last derby fisheries: Our goal is to catch as much as we can as fast as...
Meet Sunset's 2009 Coastal Heroes: 9 People Who Are Making the Pacific and Its Beaches Better Places to Be
Pierce and Keely Brosnan, actor and journalist They may be best known for their work in movies and television. But the Brosnans have also made names for themselves with their environmental activism and volunteerism--notably fighting for marine mammal...
Mission: Possible
Can one dinner menu be creative, adventurous-and still please your entire family?Two L. A. chef-sisters show you how BY AMY MACHNAKCREATING A SEASONAL, NO-FUSS DINNER every night may seem like a tall order, even here in the West, where we have a wealth...
Mountain Editor's Picks
DENVERTEA AND A TUNE-UPThe concept behind Urbanistic Tea & Bike Shop might seem surprising: loose-leaf teas, gourmet chocolates, and ... bike repair? But owners (and siblings) Ethan and Michelle Bontrager - both bicycle and tea enthusiasts - have...
Now's the Time to Lose the Lawn: Three Striking Alternative to That Thirsty Carpet of Grass
1.Replace it with a garden Shrubs and trees require less water than lawns, and they're far easier to maintain. Start by putting down a sturdy path, as Kristan and Ben Sias did in their garden in Portland using slabs of basalt. Then tuck shrubs on...
Share Your Passion
Posted at livingwithlindsay.comAlthough I've never actually picked up a copy of Sunset, I've been obsessed with their website for months! In fact, one of my very first projects - the toile-covered headboard - was inspired by their site.There is so much...
The Island on the Edge of the World: Saturna Island Is the Place to Unplug. No Crowds. One ATM. Lots of Seals. Inner Peace
To drop off the map within horizon sight of civilization is a tantalizingly illicit pleasure. Which is why one long summer weekend, I jump on a seaplane destined for Saturna Island, one of Canada's Gulf Islands, floating distance from the metropolis...
Tomato Power: Fresh Tomatoes Are Great for You. Cooked, They're Even Better
Late summer brings a happy glut of tomatoes, which not only taste terrific but also are full of vitamins A and C and a pigment called lycopene. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] * Research shows that diets high in lycopene may help prevent a range of ailments,...
What's Next
Coastal innovations that are on our sonar nowFish farm 2.0The next wave of aquaculture is on its way: tuna farms located in huge, 59-yard-wide pods in the Pacific. The brainchild of Bill Spencer, CEO of Hawaii Oceanic Technology, these ocean spheres...
What's Next Coastal Innovations That Are on Our Sonar Now
Fish farm 2.0 The next wave of aquaculture is on its way: tuna farms located in huge, 59-yard-wide pods in the Pacific. The brainchild of Bill Spencer, CEO of Hawaii Oceanic Technology, these ocean spheres will be large enough to raise tuna humanely;...
What to Do in Northern California September
Get inspired and shop Learn about sustainable gardening Attend the Late Show Gardens in Sonoma (Sep 18-20; tickets from $20; thelateshowgardens.org or 415/721-1550), a new event focusing on landscape ideas that address drought, global warming, and...
What to Do in the Rockies September
Shop for plants and ideasFind unusual bulbs Check out Denver Botanic Gardens' annual fall plant and bulb sale (Sep 19; botanicgardens.org or 720/ 865-3500]. Director of outreach Panayoti Kelaidis is especially excited about yellowflowered Iris bucharica,...
Why I Live Here
Broccoli by the seaBay Area native Darryl Wong fell in love with farming on the Santa Cruz coastI grew up in the suburban East Bay, and my friends tell me they never thought I'd end up as a farmer in Santa Cruz. I didn't either. I thought I'd do something...
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