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Julia Brown

Editor, The Six Fifty and Peninsula Foodist

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About Julia
Julia Brown started working at Embarcadero Media in 2016 as a news reporter for the Pleasanton Weekly. From 2018 to 2021 she worked as assistant editor of The Almanac and Mountain View Voice. Before joining the company, Julia was a news reporter for the Half Moon Bay Review newspaper and wrote about education, agriculture, and the unincorporated San Mateo County Coastside.

A Foster City native, Julia earned a bachelor's degree in modern literature from University of California, Santa Cruz and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University.
Stories by Julia
9 ways to spend Memorial Day weekend on the Peninsula
Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to summer for those too eager to wait for the solstice on June 21. Here are nine ways to spend the long weekend on the Peninsula.
[Thursday, May 25, 2023]

Get a peek at over 40 local gardens blooming with native plants
The free Growing Natives Garden Tour April 1-2 enables the public to visit over 40 private and public gardens landscaped with California native plants. Here are three you can see for yourself.
[Friday, March 31, 2023]

From wildflowers to whiskey festivals: 15 spring events throughout the Peninsula
The rain may not be done with us yet, spring's arrival on March 20 ushers in the return of more outdoor festivals and seasonal events that bring us that much closer to summer. Here are 15 spring events we have circled on the calendar.
[Thursday, March 23, 2023]

Where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on the Peninsula
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year, giving revelers the perfect excuse to clock out of work early for happy hour with a full evening of festivities ahead of them. Here's our guide to Peninsula St. Patrick's Day happenings.
[Tuesday, March 14, 2023]

Why debut author Kimberly Young's new novel set in Silicon Valley doesn't focus on tech
After beating breast cancer, Atherton resident Kimberly Young set out to write her debut fiction book "In the Event of Death."
[Tuesday, February 14, 2023]

Here's how you can support the Half Moon Bay community right now (and take care of yourself)
Here's a list of organizations raising funds for the Jan. 23 mass shooting victims, plus memorial events and mental health resources.
[Friday, January 27, 2023]

Where to watch the San Francisco 49ers playoff game around the Midpeninsula
The 49ers find themselves on the cusp of another deep postseason run with a familiar foe standing in their way. Can't afford a ticket but want to watch the team go up against the Dallas Cowboys surrounded by fans? Here's where to go.
[Friday, January 20, 2023]

Check out these Peninsula holiday fairs for your one-stop shopping
While online shopping for holiday gifts has become the go-to choice for many, there's a spark that arises when you spot that perfect present or snag the last available must-have gift of the season.
[Thursday, December 1, 2022]

Where to watch the 2022 World Cup on the Peninsula
This year, the World Cup has joined the fall lineup for the first time. With Qatar as the host city, moving the World Cup to November was done to avoid the blistering summertime heat.
[Tuesday, November 22, 2022]

Channel your inner gourd-mand with these Peninsula pumpkin dishes and drinks
A running roundup of Peninsula pumpkin dishes and drinks both sweet and savory to stoke that fall feeling.
[Thursday, October 13, 2022]