Happiness is petting a chinchilla! Maybe not a snake, lizard or a Madagascar hissing cockroach, but they're exciting, too. Thanks to Youth Science Institute - YSI for sharing all these fascinating animals with us! ...Read More
Oriental Beauty Oolong (Bai Hao Wu Long) also known as White Tip: cultivated around Beipu in the Hsin Zhu District of Taiwan.
This is a heavily oxidized oolong (50-70%) that is not roasted. What makes it special is an insect, the leafhopper (Jacobiasca formosana), that eats the leaves. This stems the growth of the leaves and also changes the color of the leaf to a parma-violet tint. After the leaves are dried, the edges turn white where the insect has gnawed on them. Because of the change in chemical composition, the resulting notes are woody and fruity after oxidization. It is possible to count dozens of notes.
The leaves are plucked only in summer, when the insect is active. No pesticides are allowed anywhere in the vicinity because of the value of the leafhopper. In 2006, a Jin (21 oz.) of Oriental Beauty sold for nearly 50,000 Euros!
Thank you for all your feedback and support in the past six months! In honor of our half year anniversary in Downtown Campbell, we’re announcing new LVL UP Campbell hours!
LvL Up is now open until midnight every day! Extended Hours = Extended Play.
Ceramic steins and beautiful weather are on the agenda in just 9 days for Oktoberfest! We'll see you in the Biersch Garden! ...Read More
Our friends down the street, Kyoto Palace Japanese Steakhouse, has a mouth watering special for you this month. It's their "Obake" or Ghost special: NY Steak, Shrimp, and Calamari. $23 for lunch and $33 for dinner.
Are you interested in having input on decisions related to locations of upcoming projects? The Planning Commission consists of seven members and we currently have ONE upcoming vacancy.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the Commission are:
- To consider and take action on land use development applications, such as Conditional Use Permits, Site and Architectural Review Permits, Planned Development Permits, and subdivision applications.
- To review, take public testimony, and make recommendations to the City Council in regard to the City's General Plan, which is a comprehensive, long-term compilation of policies regarding the physical, social and economic development of the City.
- To develop zoning regulations to implement the General Plan, hold public hearings, and make recommendations regarding the adoption of these regulations to the City Council.
- To assist the City Council as requested by reviewing and commenting on special projects, studies, and reports and by holding public meetings and hearings to gather public comment.
Visit our website for an application and more details.