10:45 to 11:15 AM, Saturday, December 31, 2016. Locals Blake Gilmore, Judy Cornils and Angelito Peries brave a very cool morning on the last day of the year at Calistoga’s Saturday Market…a just end to seven years of daily portraits! Thanks to all who have contributed to this on-going project.
9:30 AM, Friday, December 30, 2016. Justin Muir (left) and Scott Liedl, of Robert’s Construction, prepare the foundation forms for a new home along Foothill Drive in Calistoga.
3:45 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016. “We just finished our 3 PM tea and fikas (Swedish cookies) and we are out to walk them off.” -Molly Bjorkman with her kids Maja (4) and Andreas (7), on Third Street in Calistoga
4 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016. Molly Bjorkman watches the last light of the day before the sun drops below the mountains west of Calistoga.
4 PM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016. “My great grandfather was a wagon train master in the 1860’s…he eventually settled in Calistoga. My father built this house in 1947 and my mother died here just two months ago. After living in Monterey for 30 years, I now live in the house where I was born.” -Fourth generation Calistoga resident Diane Whitney.
3:15 PM, Wednesday, December 28, 2016. “I ‘m celebrating 20 years of business next week.” -Owner Margaux Singleton at Enoteca Wine Shop in downtown Calistoga
10:15 AM, Tuesday, December 27, 2016. “I’ve been working with FedEx four years now…I love getting out every day…and a chance to wear shorts all year ’round.” -FedEx driver Gordon Lathrop picks up a package at a house on Cedar Street in Calistoga.
2:45 PM, Monday, December 26, 2016. Calistoga resident Meridian Umana waits outside the Ace Hardware in downtown Calistoga.
4 PM, Sunday, December 25, 2016. Construction manager Brian Fennen and his son, Dylan, are out for a bike ride on Christmas day in Calistoga.
3:30 PM, Saturday, December 24, 2016. “We remodel houses…we’re currently working on our house…its our turn.” -Anna Morgan and Josh Beaman on Christmas Eve in front of Blackbird in downtown Calistoga
4 PM, Friday, December 23, 2016. “I live in Stockton…I travel all over the area. There’s not much work in Stockton and I need to put food on the table for my five kids.” -Rescue Rooter serviceman Clifton Davis III on a service call in Martinez, CA
4:45 PM, Thursday, December 22, 2016. Bartender Alfredo Rayon with his 7 week old puppy, Cato, on South Oak Street in Calistoga.
2:45 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Fourteen year old neighbor Javier Otero is on his way home in Calistoga.
8 PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2016. “I was a chiropractor…in Colorado for 7 years. I sold, with a hope and dream to cook and open restaurants…and I was going to move to San Francisco. I came here 12 years ago, but had a surgery that crippled me. It’s only been in the last 2 years (10 years later) that I could have even thought about working in a kitchen, considering the physical intensity of it. So, 1.5 years ago I quit my corporate job and started cooking professionally, with no culinary school under my belt…just went in cold turkey. I also started selling a series of canned products this year, with which I plan to go nationally. I’m 42, so this journey hurts me physically and mentally a lot more than the other, young chefs, in the kitchen. Most folks couldn’t fathom working in the environment I do at this age. But, my age is serving me well in other ways, like experience in life and in eating great food, that the other chefs don’t have. And, this is my last shot to make a difference in the world, so I’m more motivated than the 24 year olds.” Line cook Kathryne Bennett mans her station at DelFina in San Francisco.
12:15 PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2016. College students Ken & Vicki shop for their six month old dog, “Dodo” at the Pet Smart in Concord, CA.
3:30 PM, Monday, December 19, 2016. “We live in San Francisco but we spend Monday through Friday here…we live in a trailer behind the project.” -Construction workers Jose Ramos and Jesse Lasorta work on a house project at Cedar and Lilly Streets in Calistoga.
3:45 PM, Sunday, December 18, 2016. “I started working for a local bank just recently…I very much like the work. It is my dream to someday own my own business.” -Marcelo Martinez with his eight month old daughter, Alia, near his parent’s home in Calistoga.
11:45 AM, Saturday, December 17, 2016. Bolivian/world musician Oscar Reynolds performs haunting melodies on the Samponia flute at the Calistoga Saturday Market.
3:30 PM, Friday, December 16, 2016. “We’ve been going together two years…we have three baby turtles and we each have a tank. We switch off watching them every other week.” -Sophomore high school students Jonathan Munguia and Lupita Perez, on their way home on a cool afternoon in Calistoga.
10:15 AM, Thursday, December 15, 2016. “I bought this coat in New York City 35 years ago…it still comes in handy.” -Neighbor Jack Ramsey gets harassed by Molly on his way to yoga class on a very rainy day in Calistoga.
11:45 AM, Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Hyman, the fishmonger at Concord Produce, Concord, CA.
1:15 PM, Tuesday, December 13, 2016. “I would like to open an environmentally friendly kid’s boutique.” -Cassandra Frantz with her children, Vaughn and Noemi, exit the IKEA store in Emeryville, CA.
10:45 AM, Monday, December 12, 2016. Massage therapist Ashley Deak stands in front of her home on Gold Street during a beautiful morning in Calistoga.
2:30 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2016. “I want to paint my house but, for the life of me, I can not pick a color…this has been going on for years. I’ve painted the back of the house three times.” -Calistoga Roastery co-owner Eva King with her foster dog, Daisy, in front of her home on Third Street.
1PM, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Wine industry worker and Calistoga resident Debbie Derrig is about to head home after a wet day at the Calistoga Saturday Market.