Bay Area

Episode 14: Bay Area Bygone Days with Matt Wanhala

Ever meet a guy who you just loved to shoot the breeze with?  The kind of dude where, even in today’s hectic mobile-this, app-that, instant-everything you just want to stop what you’re doing and sit down to enjoy a good old fashioned conversation?  I met a man like that – his name is Matt Wanhala.  He’s in his mid-70’s now, and has spent pretty much all his life in California.  In those decades, Matt got around quite a bit, and he’s seen and done a lot of interesting stuff.  And some of the stuff he’s done hasn’t maybe been that interesting, but when you hear him talk about it, you’re interested nevertheless!  Listen to Matt talk about growing up in the rugged north coast, fishing for tuna, filming a movie, hanging out with the rat pack, a brush with Charles Manson, black helicopters, throwing rocks at President Nixon, and so much other fun stuff!  Matt’s had a lot of good times, and he shares quite a few of them with us in this charming and rambling episode of the Bay to Bay Podcast.  Tune in, turn on, and enjoy!

Episode 7: Great Things to Do in the Bay Area with Seb Frey

In this episode of the Bay to Bay Podcast, our host Seb Frey does a solo session. Just Seb, the microphone, a loose set of notes, and the peace and quiet of an early morning to fill with talk about the magnificent area he lives in. He shares why he loves living in the San Francisco and Monterey bay region, and what keeps him here. He goes on to describe many of the attractions and things to do in the area which he has personally enjoyed over living in the area over four decades. Come explore the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas through the eyes and voice of a native and (nearly) life-long resident of this amazing California region.

In this monologue, Seb shares many of his favorite places to go and things to do, including (but not limited to!):

      • Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
        The View from Grizzly Peak (Berkeley)
        Tilden Park (Berkeley)
        Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge
        Riding on the cable cars
        Alcatraz Island
        Golden Gate Park
        See the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park
        San Francisco’s Mission District
        Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont)
        Stanford University (Palo Alto)
        University Avenue in Palo Alto
        Castro Street (Mountain View)
        Santana Row (San Jose)
        Downtown Los Gatos
        Castle Rock State Park
        Skyline to the sea Trail
        Gilroy Gardens
        Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
        Big Basin State Park (Boulder Creek / Santa Cruz County)
        Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (Aptos)
        Platforms Beach (Aptos)
        Santa Cruz Wineries (Santa Cruz)
        Santa Cruz Micro Breweries
        West Cliff Drive Walk (Santa Cruz)
        Catalyst Club (Santa Cruz)
        Downtown Monterey / Wharf
        Monterey Bay Aquarium
        Pacific Grove Coastal Recreation Trail
        Carmel Village / Carmel Beach
        Point Lobos
      • Sykes Hot Springs in Big Sur