SEARCH: We’re Thankful!

Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving weekend from everyone at SEARCH Magazine.

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Fall 2018, Editor Letter

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and souls of its people. No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” Gandhi

How do you celebrate your culture?

One of my family’s favorite pastimes when we’re together is tracing our genealogy. We’re serious about it. We have a private website where we can post lineage stories and bits of histories. We have binders and notebooks and even a master poster board outlining the main line all the way back to the 1200’s. Along with names and places, we also study the cultures and customs of our heritage both passed down and gleaned from cultural sites on the internet.

One of my favorite things to do is share my culture with my friends and learn more about theirs. With such a melting pot of different races and cultures here in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s easy to find events and museums to explore. Whether you take a stroll in Chinatown or Japantown, visit Yerba Buena Gardens and the Martin Luther King Tribute Fountain, or take in the International Art Museum, there are hundreds of places to explore interesting cultures.

This Fall issue, we’ll traverse the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, cultural cooking in Mexico, and learn how to cook a Moroccan meal. Come explore with us and if the mood rises, share your culture with us at searchmagazine.net.

Emerian Rich / Editorial Director

 

 

 

 

 

SEARCH: El Sobrante

El Sobrante
By Emerian Rich

EL SOBRANTE_Rancho El Sobrante used to be the home of the Huichin, an Ohlone Tribe. Spanish missionaries took over the land around 1795, and after Mexico independence from Spain, it was deeded to Juan Jose and Victor Castro. El Sobrante is Spanish for “remaining land” and it’s fitting, given the three odd -shaped pieces of land it covers in-between Pinole, Richmond, and San Pablo.

El Sobrante used to have the reputation of being wild but in recent years has become a more family oriented with many parks in the area. Kennedy Grove, for example, is a great place to have picnics or toss around a football. They also have hiking trails and excellent bird-watching opportunities. For water sports, San Pablo Reservoir offers fishing, boat rentals, kayaking, and canoeing. Water birds abound at the reservoir including white pelicans, geese, ducks, and shorebirds. Along the trails, you can see wild turkey, quail, and dove, as well as predators such as eagles, ospreys, hawks, and owls. You might even spy a deer or a bobcat.

The annual El Sobrante Stroll is an event…continue reading in the Fall issue for 2017.

Fall 2017, Editor Letter

fallcoverAlthough I love entertaining, I’m not the greatest cook. Not that I can’t cook. I just despise doing it. My family is not the easiest one to cook for either, since we all have different food allergies. For me, recipes need to be simple, quickly assembled, and easily substitutable. My favorite go-to meal when guests show up unexpectedly is chicken salad, which I’ve shared below.

Entertaining is more than just setting out some bags of chips and turning on the TV. It’s a way to show those you care about, how much you care by spending actual time with them. I know, a novel concept in this busy, text-driven world. Putting away the phones and spending time face-to-face is the best gift you can give to those you care about.

In this issue, we’ll be exploring cooking and entertaining in many different ways. For quick and easy entertaining ideas, check out the contributors suggestions throughout this issue. For you cooking pros, we have the Dake’s stunning Chorizo Tamale Pie. Whatever kind of party you’re panning, we’d like to hear your experiences. Read more about entertaining in our Fall 2017 Issue.

Emerian Rich
Editorial Director

Emerian’s Quick Chicken Salad
1 can white meat chicken, shredded
2 heaping tablespoons mayo
1 granny smith apple, diced
Pepper

*Mix chicken, mayo, and diced apples in a bowl.
*Sprinkle pepper over to taste.
*Spread on croissants, wrap in tortilla, or eat with crackers.
If serving in a buffet, you can have extra apple slices or chips to scoop and enjoy.

 

 

SEARCH: 5 Spooky Books for Fall

 5 Spooky Books for Fall
by Emerian Rich

vampyre1816_flyleafThe Vampyre by John William Polidori

Purportedly the very first fiction written about vampires in 1819 by a close friend to Byron, The Vampyre is a must read for any vampire enthusiast. Lord Ruthven is a suave British nobleman and vampyre. Since this book is in the public domain, you can read this for free at Project Gutenberg. There is also a free edition on Amazon Kindle as well as a free audio version through LibriVox.

Tudolphohe Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe

Perhaps one of the most non-read famous books, Udolpho was spoken about in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Udolpho is like Loch Ness or Bigfoot for Austen fans. They’ve heard of it and wondered about it, but very few of us have actually tried to read it. A great Gothic novel in its own right, the book follows a girl who suffers the death of her father and supernatural terrorists in a gloomy castle. While the language is not for everyone because it’s written in old-style English, for those of you who can fight through it, you won’t be disappointed in the tale. You can get this public domain book on Amazon free…read more in the Fall issue of SEARCH Magazine.

SEARCH Magazine #6, Fall 2016

New issue of SEARCH Magazine now available
Download the free eCopy today!

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Issue #6 – Fall 2016

  • Eyescream Artist Ruby Smith
  • Bug-out Bags and Why You Need One
  • The Great Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • 5 Spooky Books for Fall
  • Cataract Surgery, Close to a Miracle
  • 5 Apps for Writers
  • Windsor, A Bucket List Must for Every Traveller
  • Dia De Los Muertos
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • How to Make Your Own Jewelry
  • What is it Really Like to Have a Child with Autism?
  • City Spotlight: Pinole
  • Bay Area attractions: Honoring the Dead
  • Lighter side: Name that Therapy
  • Events: London International Food Festival
  • And much more. Read now!

FALL Coloring Contest Winner!

In the Fall Issue of SEARCH Magazine, we had a coloring contest open for kids of all ages to color and return in hopes of winning a $25 gift certificate to Toys “R” Us! Although we received piles of entries, we are happy to announce that one of the pictures really captured our fall theme.

The winner is..

Arianna, Age 9
Brentwood, CA

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Congratulations Arianna! Thank you for participating and to all of those who didn’t win, keep a lookout for our Winter Issue contest, coming in December.

Fun Halloween Locations for the Bay Area

Bay Area Locations – Halloween Style!

Planning a fun trip for your family about town? Why not head to one of these locations where Halloween is done best?

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MARTINEZ

Martinez is not only a town that believes in preserving its history, but also keeping an eye to the future. In this tradition, they have many fall activities to enjoy.

Downtown Zombie Pub Crawl

Saturday, Oct 17th

Halloween Trunk or Treat Spooktacular

Sunday, Oct 25th

Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars

Saturday, Oct 31st

To find out more about Martinez, download the free eCopy of SEARCH Magazine‘s Fall Issue, and read the CITY SPOTLIGHT page.

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Photo by Rhawnie Pino

WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE

In SEARCH Magazine’s Fall Issue, we feature  the Winchester Mystery House.

“The Winchester Mystery House is a fun attraction any time of year, but if you can catch one of their flashlight tours, it adds even more spookiness to the trip. Held every Friday the 13th and select evenings in October, this special event will have you questioning your sanity. After visiting the mansion at night, you will gain insight into why Mrs. Winchester thought her home was haunted. Maneuvering through the maze of halls, stairways, and odd-shaped rooms is hard enough in the daylight, but at night, with just a single flashlight beam to light your way, it becomes almost impossible…” to read the full article, download the free eCopy of SEARCH Magazine‘s Fall Issue.

SEARCH Magazine #2, Fall 2015

SEARCH Magazine
Issue #2
Fall 2015
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Packed with features to inspire and enrich your life, our publication includes:

  • An interview with Ghost Golf Creator, Daryn Coleman
  • Fall Cake Decorating Tips
  • Celebrating Sinatra’s Centenary
  • An interview with Horror Author, Emerian Rich
  • New Zealanders Share in Toronto’s Rich History
  • Being an Artist in the the Bay Area
  • Four Apps that Changed our Virtual World
  • Running the Golden Gate Bridge
  • How to: Rustic “Found” Elements Diffuser Bowl
  • City Spotlight: Martinez
  • Bay Area attractions: Winchester and Alcatraz at Night
  • Lighter side: The Great Bad Costume
  • And much more…

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SEARCH Magazine #2, Fall 2015

SEARCH Magazine
Issue #2
Fall 2015
Coming soon!

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Packed with features to inspire and enrich your life, our publication includes:

  • An interview with Ghost Golf Creator, Daryn Coleman
  • Fall Cake Decorating Tips
  • Celebrating Sinatra’s Centenary
  • An interview with Horror Author, Emerian Rich
  • New Zealanders Share in Toronto’s Rich History
  • Being an Artist in the the Bay Area
  • Four Apps that Changed our Virtual World
  • Running the Golden Gate Bridge
  • How to: Rustic “Found” Elements Diffuser Bowl
  • City Spotlight: Martinez
  • Bay Area attractions: Winchester and Alcatraz at Night
  • Lighter side: The Great Bad Costume
  • And much more…

Subscribe to this blog to be kept up to date with our future issues.