Sunday, August 12, 2007

Nature calls

Visitors to Townsend Park in North San Jose find a lot of amenities at the eight-acre oasis, including tennis courts, playgrounds and picnic tables. Still, they say there's one major thing missing: bathrooms.

So if nature calls, kids and seniors must dash off to their homes, cars or the nearest tree. Sometimes they don't make it.

"She didn't tell me that she had to go until the last minute," said Jini Patel, who lives nearby, of her 5-year-old daughter, Sheena. "By then, it was too late."

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Eating Contest

Knott’s Berry Farm to Host First Ever World Championship Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Eating Contest
(from a press release)

Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park will be the site of the first ever world championship peanut butter and jelly sandwich eating championship on Wednesday, August 8 at 1:00 pm. The "PB&J Fest" was created to celebrate the start of the 2007 Drum Corps International Summer Music Games World Championship at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The competition, which is sanctioned by Major League Eating, will include 16 professional and amateur competitors. In preparation for the contest Knott’s Berry Farm will make 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches using Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry jelly.

The competition will be held in Knott’s Calico Square and is included with