At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.
Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.
Cleaners To Your Door specializes in cleaning and repairing three primary fabrics: window coverings, upholstery, and clothing. The certified Fabricare specialists venture to homes to clean drapes, curtains, and blinds of all sorts, removing buildup and brightening dull material. They repair and dye leather furnishings, as well as jackets and handbags, and train their preservation expertise on wedding gowns. The team also dry-cleans day-to-day vestments including pants, blouses, and astronaut suits covered in Tang.
Quartet San Francisco is a vibrantly nontraditional ensemble, and will play two pieces that celebrate the welcome inspirations of jazz, tango, and spring, all within glorious acoustic and architectural environs. San Jose Chamber Orchestra’s venerable conductor Barbara Day Turner, known for her innovative programming, wields the baton as the bestringed foursome delivers Anica Galindo’s "Trinitas III" and Henry Mollicone’s "Fantasía Para Cuerdas." Violin co-conspirators Jeremy Cohen and Alisa Rose, viola repeat offender Keith Lawrence, and stealthy cellist Gianna Abondolo are deft crossover artists as well as Grammy nominees, having played in a multiplicity of genres and performed in strikingly diverse venues around the country.
The brainchild of CPAs, Xpress was created for those who seek assistance but aren't ready to make a major investment and commitment with a CPA firm. Here, you can sift out the services you want like a build-your-own financial omelette. Pricing varies based on services, and options include forms 1040 and 540 ($150), additional W-2s ($15), social security income ($25), and earned income credit ($125). These prices reflect an average; actual fees may vary based on client-provided details, and other charges may apply for random forms, such as break-room cake income and inanimate dependents. Xpress Tax Solutions promises local experts, free federal and state electronic filing, and a friendly, family-like atmosphere.
Staff Size: 25?50 people
Pro Tip: Feel free to stop by for a tour anytime. No appointment necessary.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Quality childcare
Recommended Age Group: Kids
What special training do you or your staff have?
All staff has an educational background specific to Early Childhood Education. They are all CPR and First-Aid Certified and they all have Background checks performed on them.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Our family-run atmosphere has allowed us the flexibility to create fun and unique classrooms and play yards. Custom made play structures and huge outdoor areas separate us from our competition.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
You can expect to deal with teachers that genuinely care about your child and an administrative staff that genuinely care about you. It is more than a job to us, it is a calling.