San Mateo Flower Shop News
Berkeley Florist Remains Bitter That It Can't Do Curbside Sales While Whole Foods Sells Flowers Next Door - SFistSunday, July 05, 2020
Walmart and Whole Foods have been allowed to remain open, often selling "non-essential" goods.On Monday, flower shops in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties will get to reopen for curbside pickup and sales along with the vast majority of other retailers, but the same will not yet be true for three other Bay Area counties and the City of Berkeley where stricter, Phase 1 sheltering orders are remaining in place a bit longer (pending any new revised orders from those counties' health officers). That isn't sitting well with Ashby Flowers co-owner Marcy Simon, whose Berkeley shop sits next door to an Amazon-owned Whole Foods location, where flowers are also for sale. Ashby Flowers has been allowed to stay open for deliveries only — KPIX reports that other flower shops elsewhere in Alameda County have begun doing curbside pickups but that is not clear from the most recent county health order issued last week. The City of Berkeley's public health department, which acts independently of the county, is maintaining no curbside retail reopenings for now, and Simon is getting impatient."At the beginning we immediately closed our store, shut off our lights, put up messages to the community saying 'we’re all in this together and we’ll be back.'" She adds, "I... https://sfist.com/2020/05/14/berkeley-florist-bitter-about-curbside-retail-rules/
Check out the 4 most popular spots in Albuquerque's McKinley neighborhood - HoodlineTuesday, July 23, 2019
Company Rueben with corned beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, red onions and sauerkraut. 2. Art AttackPhoto: art attack/YelpNext up is Art Attack, situated at 3137 San Mateo Blvd. NE With 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. The paint-your-own-pottery and mosaic tile studio also offers canvas and fused glass mediums. There are also special events that are scheduled for both adults and children, including a Harry Potter paint night and wine bottle painting.3. Albuquerque FloristPhoto: Albuquerque florist/YelpAlbuquerque Florist is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3121 San Mateo Blvd. NE, four stars out of 31 reviews. The florist shop offers hand-delivered flowers and custom floral designs. It also features a floral "cake," as well as gift baskets and plants.4. Great China RestaurantPhoto: florence v./YelpGreat China Restaurant is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 52 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3143 San Mateo Blvd. NE to see for yourself. The menu offers egg drop, won ton and Chinese vegetable soups, as well as chop suey, lo mein, egg foo young and sweet-and-sour dishes with chicken, pork or shrimp, among other options.This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback. https://hoodline.com/2019/07/check-out-the-4-most-popular-spots-in-albuquerque-s-mckinley-neighborhood
Obituary of Donald McNaught - The Union of Grass ValleyTuesday, March 05, 2019
Alta Sierra Country Club. Light refreshments will be served.Don was born to Herbert and Luetta McNaught on May 31, 1933 in Berkeley, California. He attended schools in Salinas, Fresno, and San Mateo, and received a BS from UCSF Pharmacy School in 1957. Don loved pharmacy and was president of McNaught Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Foothill Medical Pharmacy in Sunnyvale, California for 30 years. After retiring and moving to Grass Valley to build their dream home, Don worked for several pharmacies in the area. Pharmacy was in his blood.Don was also a former member of the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, Fairbrae Tennis, Palo Alto Elks, CA Pilots Association, CA Pharmacist Association, Alta Sierra Country Club, Music in the Mountains, and a Nevada County Volunteer Deputy Sheriff.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Priscilla; children Jeffery and Lisa; grandson Brycen; and several nieces and nephews.The family wishes to thank Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. https://www.theunion.com/news/obituaries/obituary-of-donald-mcnaught/
Home front: free compost; cover-crop classTuesday, July 31, 2018
A roundup of home and garden news and events on the Midpeninsula.
FREE COMPOST WORKSHOP ... The County of San Mateo's Sustainability Academy is holding a compost workshop on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Collective Roots, 1785 Woodland Ave., East Palo Alto. Come and learn how to compost your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves and plant cuttings at this free event. County residents are eligible for a $65 discount off compost or worm bins ordered through the Office of Sustainability. Workshop attendees will be eligible for an additional $25 discount. Go to smcsustainability.org to register for the free event.
COVER-CROP CLASS ... On Thursday, July 25, the UC Master Gardener program will host a free workshop on "Cover Crops for Home Gardeners." Cover crops are an often underutilized method for improving garden soil. Easy-to-grow legumes add nitrogen, grasses and other crops add carbon and some cover crops contain chemicals that have other advantages. Learn what to grow for either summer or winter cover crops, easy ways to incorporate them and how they can help you produce more a... https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/07/12/home-front-free-compost-cover-crop-class
From flowers to housing: Family-owned Ah Sam property for sale in San Mateo - San Mateo Daily JournalTuesday, May 23, 2017
Samantha Weigel/Daily JournalA new housing proposal is anticipated for the 2.34-acre Ah Sam property along El Camino Real in San Mateo, which the family-owned florist recently been listed for sale. A long-standing family-run florist is planning to hop aboard the push for transit-oriented housing developments by selling an underutilized parcel abutting the Caltrain line.
Owners of Ah Sam Florist are looking to sell their nearly 2.34-acre property at 2645 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo, and a mixed-use housing proposal is expected to follow.
Zoned transit-oriented development and within the rail corridor, the site just north of 27th Avenue could have around 160 housing units and at least 8,000 square feet of commercial space, said Bruce Paris, first vice president with CBRE, which is listing the property.
“Transit-oriented development is the hot button for a reason. To be able to use the transit corridor, with an electrified or more efficient Caltrain, is really the smartest thing we can do,” Paris said.
The site stretches to the train tracks just west of the massive Bay Meadows rede... http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2017-05-23/from-flowers-to-housing-family-owned-ah-sam-property-for-sale-in-san-mateo/1776425180695.html
Berkeley Florist Remains Bitter That It Can't Do Curbside Sales While Whole Foods Sells Flowers Next Door - SFistSunday, July 05, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom made announcements about curbside retail being allowed to start last Friday, and now 18 rural counties across California are already moving into the second half of Phase 2 in which dine-in restaurants get to reopen. This acceleration is based on the relatively low prevalence of the coronavirus in those counties thus far — and based on their being able to document hospital capacity to handle a potential surge in cases, if it comes.As one Yuba County resident told a reporter last week, upon the reopening of a shopping mall there in defiance of the state, "It’s always the big box stores that can stay open, and not the small ones."Last week, Ms. Simon told a reporter from ABC 7 that she planned to reopen Ashby Flowers for curbside pickups on May 8 along with other florists in the state just in time for Mother's Day, in defiance of Alameda County. But she later relented and chose to remain closed.In announcing the loosening of retail restrictions in his county on Wednesday, San Mateo County health officer Dr. Scott Morrow said, "The virus continues to circulate in our community, and this increase in interactions among people is likely to spread the virus at a higher rate. Whether these modifications allow the virus to spread out of control, as we saw in February and March and resulted in the first shelter in place order, is yet to be seen."As of Thursday morning, San Francisco had 1,999 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 65 people hospitalized, and Alameda County has 2,178 cases with 79 people hospitalized. San Mateo County has 1,536 cases with 63 in the hospital.Related: Mayor Breed Gives Green Light For Most SF Retail to Open For Curbside Sales and Delivery on MondayPhoto: Facebook... https://sfist.com/2020/05/14/berkeley-florist-bitter-about-curbside-retail-rules/
Around East County: Don’t forget area small businesses still open - East Bay TimesSunday, July 05, 2020
The business had even closed up shop for a few days before receiving a notice from the California Association of Flower Growers and Shippers, which sent out news that as agriculture-based businesses, florists could indeed keep operating hours with a few safety restrictions.“This was good news, as we wanted to find a way to help bring brightness to everyone’s day,” said Denise Grace, an employee for the small business. “Everyone has been supportive of us remaining open.”Part of the process of staying open means keeping up social distancing practices. While not allowing customers into the shop to see their assortment of flowers is a little difficult, much of Good Scents’ business can be done online or over the phone. They have an extensive website with pictures of available flower arrangements.“People usually order flowers through our website or phone in orders for deliveries to relatives and friends during regular circumstances,” Grace said. “When making deliveries we can call people in advance and see how they want the flowers delivered. Most of the time we can just leave them on the porch without seeing anyone.”Grace explained that they are even waiving local delivery fees to help. Good Scents Florist has reduced their current hours to Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon; call 925-625-5550 for details. Similar florists in Brentwood, Antioch and Pittsburg have also remained open. Information can be found on their websites for hours and services offered.Roni Gehlke can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. ... https://www.eastbaytimes.com/around-east-county-dont-forget-area-small-businesses-still-open
Detailed Floral Design rebrands, expands to offer wedding flowers in Fallbrook and Bonsall - Valley NewsSunday, July 05, 2020
DeHaan said.DeHaan grew up in Fallbrook. Through Fallbrook’s National FFA Organization, she learned the art of floral design, and after several years of study, she won the California State FFA Floriculture Finals. This honor is the equivalent of winning a Grammy Award for floral design at that level. At the San Diego County Fair recently, her Detailed Floral Designs won more than 25 first-place ribbons in professional floral design, wedding floral design and cut flower specimens. More information about Detailed Floral Design and their award-winning, local wedding flowers is available at www.detailedfloraldesign.com.Submitted by Detailed Floral Design. https://myvalleynews.com/detailed-floral-design-rebrands-expands-to-offer-wedding-flowers-in-fallbrook-and-bonsall/
Our favorite houseplant stores in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles TimesSunday, July 05, 2020
Newsletter Get The Wild newsletter. The essential weekly guide to enjoying the outdoors in Southern California. Insider tips on the best of our beaches, trails, parks, deserts, forests and mountains. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. Advertisement The Los Angeles retail plant community is a collegial group with a generous spirit that extends beyond its customers. At Folia Collective, owner Danae Horst recommends Leaf and Spine for rare plants. At Leaf and Spine, Ernestine Segura refers clients to Planta for larger containers. Potted’s Annette Gutierrez is a big fan of Jenkins of the Plant Provocateur, who in turn suggests Sunset Nursery for full-sun plants. Now that stores are beginning to reopen, we decided to list a few of our favorites. Have a preference of your own? Let us know. Because of the pandemic, not all of the businesses on our list will be open, some may have limited hours and some will be offering curbside pickup only. So call or check online before heading out. Deep Roots This South Bay garden center sells indoor and outdoor plants, natives and floral arrangements. 207 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310) 379-3634. Advertisement Fig Earth SupplyOwner Conor Fitzpatrick stocks a wide variety of houseplants in addition to edibles and herbs including fiddleleaf figs, philodendron and calathea. Fitzpatrick also presents regular classes spanning houseplant basics to cannabis cultivation. And there’s always something lovely in the Domecil store. 3577 N. Figueroa, Highland Park, (323) 224-3938. Folia Collective in Eagle Rock. (Danae Horst) Folia Collective Every plant at Folia Collective, from Peperomia ferreyraeto to staghor... https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-06-15/la-hm-our-favorite-places-to-shop-for-houseplants