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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
Giant gourds and Oktoberfest pours: 15 local events to celebrate fall
longtime locals know fall is one of the best times of year on the Peninsula, filled with clear, warm days and the intermingling of end-of-summer traditions with autumn ones. Here are 15 autumn events we’re looking forward to.
[Wednesday, September 21, 2022]

Perseids on the Peninsula: Summer stargazing peaks with annual meteor shower
Lick Observatory support astronomer Jon Rees offers tips on when and how to view the meteor shower, which will peak on Aug. 11 and 12.
[Thursday, August 11, 2022]

Silicon Valley stinks: The science and mystery behind the rare corpse flower bloom
A giant endangered flower that smells like rotting flesh bloomed for the first time at San Jose State this week. Here's a glimpse (and a whiff) of all the excitement.
[Friday, July 29, 2022]

Your complete guide to summer 2022 on the Peninsula
Check out our guide to summer fun, with festivals, fairs, concerts and other seasonal events, many of which are back on the calendar for the first time in two years.
[Saturday, June 11, 2022]

Blooms, birds and bees: 10 gardens to visit on the 20th annual Growing Natives Garden Tour
Gardeners and plant lovers alike are abuzz over the return of the Growing Natives Garden Tour, which went virtual the last two years due to the pandemic.
[Tuesday, March 29, 2022]

From MV to the TV: How Sean Patrick Small went from hooping at Los Altos High to playing NBA legend Larry Bird
It’s easy to see “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” as a sports show, but HBO’s new comedy on the Los Angeles Lakers’ dynasty of the 1980s focuses on relationships, like the rivalry between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
[Thursday, March 17, 2022]

Just our luck: St. Patrick’s Day events make a comeback
For the first time since 2019, St. Patrick’s Day festivities are back without restrictions on capacity or county mask mandates in place. So don your green apparel and celebrate on the Peninsula.
[Monday, March 14, 2022]

Carb cravings: Boichik Bagels coming soon, Rōzmary Kitchen's sandwich pop-ups return
If freshly baked breads is your idea of heaven, Palo Alto and Mountain View might just become your new happy places in coming weeks.
[Monday, February 7, 2022]

Atmospheric river drenches Midpeninsula, with a 'more typical' winter storm expected Wednesday
An atmospheric river drenched the Bay Area on Monday, flooding roadways and bringing gusty winds to parts of the region. Midpeninsula communities saw anywhere between 1.5 to over 3 inches of rainfall.
[Friday, December 10, 2021]

Menlo Park: Missing man with dementia found safe
An 83-year-old Menlo Park man has been found safe after he was reported missing Saturday, according to an SMC alert.
[Saturday, November 20, 2021]