Val’s Restaurant and Lounge, one of Daly City’s classic haunts for dinner and cocktails, will pull the plug on its recognizable neon sign and close its doors by the end of the year.

Val’s co-owner Greg Taylor confirmed to The Chronicle that the business will be closing permanently in December, though a final date has not yet been set. He declined to provide further details.

The closure marks the end of the restaurant’s long history, which dates back to the early 1950s. Taylor’s family took over the business in 1975. Val’s has two sides: a bright, white-tablecloth dining room, and

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A widely popular Vietnamese restaurant known for serving pho with hefty beef short ribs is headed to Palo Alto.

Pho Ha Noi is moving into the large space at 185 University Ave., which for the past five years was the home of actor Mark Wahlberg’s burger chain Wahlburgers. Helen Nguyen, the owner of Pho Ha Noi, shared the announcement to her nearly 13,000 followers on Instagram on Thursday, and told SFGATE that she anticipates a spring 2023 opening.

“We are so excited for a new location [in Palo Alto],” Nguyen told SFGATE. “We would love to introduce non-Vietnamese customers to

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NASHUA, NH — Wondering what there is to do in the Nashua area this week? Patch has you covered with several events and happenings taking place this week throughout Nashua. Here are some events taking place in town this week.


Featured Event: Parenting in the Digital Dystopia, with Author and Psychologist Dr. Loretta L.C. Brady

  • When: Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Nashua Public Library
  • What: In a world increasingly dominated by technology, parents are often left wondering how to best guide their children through its many potential pitfalls. Dr. Loretta L.C. Brady’s new book, Technology Touchpoints, Parenting in
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SAN JOSE — This Sunday, Nov. 13, on “Asian Pacific America” with Robert Handa:

We talk to Mina Fedor (pictured), a Bay Area teenager receiving national recognition from President Biden for her leadership and activist work with AAPI Youth Rising.

The Alameda County Community Food Bank joins us to discuss how its meeting the need in the East Bay ahead of the Nourishing Neighbors Food Drive on Nov. 19 at Bay Area Safeway stores.

We meet a Bay Area teen who had a travel wish granted by Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and how it helped her medical recovery.

Plus a

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Known for its stellar Mexican dishes, a restaurant that was connected to Napa Bowling Center and recognized by Michelin has permanently closed.

Lane 33 Café closed its doors on Oct. 15 after two-and-a-half years at 494 Soscol Ave. in Napa. Chef-owner Alex Soto shared the news on his personal Instagram account, where he said that he “will not be cooking any longer or relocating as of right now.”  

Soto told the San Francisco Chronicle that declining sales, coupled with expensive renovations, came to a head in recent months. According to the Chronicle, Napa Fire Department found that Lane 33’s kitchen

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In late July, Peterson Harter, feeling burned out, shut down his San Francisco sandwich pop-up Sandy’s for a weekend.

That one weekend turned into three as he slipped into a deep depression. His couch felt like a pool of quicksand, pulling him into a dark place where something as simple as brushing his teeth or picking up a phone call from his best friend felt insurmountable. The weight of the last year-plus — the pandemic capsizing all sense of normalcy, losing his restaurant job, throwing himself into baking bread 18 hours a day to survive — collapsed on him.

“I

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