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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 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.
[Thursday, March 30, 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.
[Wednesday, March 15, 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 NFC Championship game around the Peninsula
Unless you're heading to Philadelphia to watch the Niners face the Eagles in person, the best seat is on your couch … or the nearest barstool.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Making connections: How a Redwood City woman is fostering community through jigsaw puzzle competitions
Putting together puzzles is more than a pandemic pastime for Emma Taylor, the founder of Peninsula Puzzlers.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Six decades of football photography: Michael Zagaris talks fighting for access, the San Francisco 49ers' deep Peninsula roots and his new photo book
The renowned sports and music photographer will be at Books Inc. Palo Alto on Wednesday for an introduction of "Field of Play: 60 Years of NFL Photography."
[Tuesday, November 29, 2022]

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.
[Monday, November 28, 2022]