Maya Kroth

Maya Kroth

I'm a journalist.

I spent most of my career covering food, drinks and culture in the San Diego-Tijuana region before moving to Spain in 2012 on a Fulbright fellowship to research my first book. Currently: Mexico City.

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SFWEEKLY

Summer Guide: How to Get to Pioneertown

Getting there: Pioneertown is east of Palm Springs, about eight hours' drive from San Francisco. From Palm Springs, take Highway 62 east; after 20 miles, turn left onto Pioneertown Road and follow it......

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Summer Guide: How to Get to Pioneertown

Getting there: Pioneertown is east of Palm Springs, about eight hours' drive from San Francisco. From Palm Springs, take Highway 62 east; after 20 miles, turn left onto Pioneertown Road and follow it......

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Summer Guide: Road Trip: Destination Nevada City

It's Mother's Day weekend and everybody in Nevada City seems to be pregnant. One radiant, round-bellied woman after another parades past the window of Ike's Quarter Cafe, a crunchy New Orleans-style......

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Summer Guide: Pioneertown's Faux Frontier Paradise

ex•plor•er (ik-splawr-er), noun: a person or thing that explores. trailblazer. pathfinder. pioneer. Stand in front of the Jack Cass Saloon in Pioneertown at high noon under a cloudless sky,......

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An open letter to would-be Twitticians

Everybody from your publicist to your barber's kid sister is recommending you get on Twitter, 'cause Twitter is the new Facebook. And it's tempting: What's not to love about millions of people caring......

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One woman's quest to live without products made in China

In a recent episode of The Office, Steve Carell's perennially clueless Michael Scott arrives at work suddenly concerned about China's imminent global economic takeover, picking various items up off t......

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A literary road trip up the Mendonoma coast

A half-century ago, beatniks and hippies fatigued by the heaviness of the San Francisco scene began a northward migration toward a quieter life amid the redwoods. Artists and poets like Richard Braut......

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Chill Out in Healdsburg

Every summer from second to sixth grade, my mom loaded me and my sister into the back of her Isuzu I-Mark for a girls' getaway to the Russian River. The little house she rented came complete with a t......

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Hipster San Diego

Aah, summer in the city. Tourists descend on Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square, and you can hardly walk through Chinatown without some gawker from the flyover states begging you to take his picture.......