Cha-Ya (9th St) closed in SF

January 3rd, 2010
Cha-Ya

Cha-Ya

Cha-Ya has closed their 9th Street restaurant in San Francisco, which opened last summer. You can still find their delicious Japanese vegan cuisine at the original Berkeley location and their Valencia location in San Francisco.

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Job Opening: Animal Care Manager (Grass Valley, CA)

January 3rd, 2010

We are posting this at the request of Animal Place. As Kim said in her email to us, “We are moving up to Grass Valley in April, so the new manager will be instrumental in moving the animals and setting up new animal care procedures. It is an exciting time for Animal Place and they will be a part of it all!”

Please contact Kim (info below) directly about this job opening.  Thank you!


Animal Care Manager

Resident, live-in position

www.animalplace.org

Organization description: Animal Place is a sanctuary for farmed animals and education center for the public. It operates two facilities – a permanent sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA and an adoption center in Vacaville, CA. The headquarters is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA. The adoption center, Rescue Ranch, is on 60-acres in Vacaville, CA (90 miles south/west of Grass Valley).

Job Title: Animal Care Manager for Grass Valley sanctuary.

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Math Whiz needed

January 2nd, 2010

We need a math whiz to provide advice for the Ultimate Guide.  The Ultimate Guide (UG) is a database of San Francisco Bay Area restaurants providing vegan and vegetarian food in the SF Bay Area, as well as businesses owned by vegetarians.

The goal of UG is to promote eating veg by making it as simple as possible to find restaurants serving veg food.  To support the best restaurants based on your reviews, it creates the Top Ten list of veg restaurants.  This is currently a straight average (total number of points divided by number of reviews).

For example:
Millennium has 34 reviews and a rating (average) of 4.34
Udupi Palace has 9 reviews and a rating (average) of 4.33

We need a math whiz to help us create a formula that also reflects the number of reviews the restaurant has, as well, in the final rating.

And if you’ve got a website or blog or email signature, please link back to The Ultimate Guide – help us promote veg eating!

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Garden Fresh – new location in the new year

January 1st, 2010

Garden Fresh, a popular vegan Chinese restaurant in Mountain View, will be opening a new location later this year in Palo Alto, conveniently a short walk from the Caltrain station.  For many, Garden Fresh is synonymous with scrummy scallion pancakes.

Thanks to Doug for the heads-up!

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QuickBooks needed

December 20th, 2009
We need a new copy of QuickBooks, the accounting software made by Intuit.  If you or someone you know works for Intuit and could donate a copy, or help with a discounted price to purchase, please let us know.

Bay Area Vegetarians is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the law.

Thanks for your help!

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Nature’s Express – coming soon to Berkeley

December 1st, 2009

From this months Marin Veg Newsletter

Nature’s Express, a new vegan restaurant for people in a hurry is planning to open mid-January in Berkeley.  Read about the founder, an oncologist of all things.

Gracias Madre (SF) opening 12/14

November 23rd, 2009

Gracias Madre, a vegan restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission district by the creators of Cafe Gratitude, is scheduled to open December 14th.  It will serve organic Mexican cuisine.

Thanks to Dana for the heads-up.

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Planet Raw opening soon in Pleasant Hill

September 3rd, 2009

Well, Contra Costa County is about to get its first veg restaurant — and a raw one, at that!  Planet Raw is currently in Santa Monica, started by Juliano, who had “Raw” in San Francisco many years ago.

For this East Bay location, the website says their “opening soon”, in the autumn.   The location is across from Diablo Valley College, and adjacent to the California Health Club.

Thanks to Winnie for the heads-up!

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iPod Bay Area Veg Guide – Updated

August 18th, 2009
iPod Bay Area Vegetarian Guide

iPod Bay Area Vegetarian Guide

An updated version of our handy Ultimate Guide is now available for your iPod.

It’s easily installed by downloading a file and moving it content to the ‘Notes’ directory of your iPod. The Guide does not programmatically alter your iPod in any way: it’s simply a collection of documents organized for easy browsing.

Please spread the word to all your friends!

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Rescue Ranch Now Hiring!

August 15th, 2009

Animal Place shared their announcement about Rescue Ranch with us last week, and today we heard they’re hiring too!

Rescue Ranch:

Animal Place is moving from their 60-acre property in Vacaville to a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, California.  In an incredible turn of events, an anonymous generous donor provided the funds for Animal Place to retain the 60-acre property. The Vacaville property will be the home of Rescue Ranch, a project of Animal Place. It will serve as a farmed animal adoption center. This new program will permit Animal Place to provide farmed animals with two options: Placement into a new home or permanent sanctuary in Grass Valley. Of course, Animal Place will continue to educate and advocate on behalf of the billions of farmed animals who will never know either a home or a safe haven.


Now Hiring
: Rescue Ranch Manager
Job Description

Responsible for the oversight of Rescue Ranch adoption and placement program, care of the 60-acre property, management of volunteers, interns and possible animal care staff, and communications with farmers and shelters.

For full details about Rescue Ranch and the Rescue Ranch Manager job opening, please visit the Animal Place website

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