The Bay Area’s plentiful sunshine is a solar gold mine for homeowners looking to cut electrical costs and benefit the environment. We show you step-by-step how to evaluate your home’s energy efficiency, decide which solar options are best for you, and install sun-harnessing devices ranging from panels to heaters to pool-heating systems. Oh, yes, we also talk dollars and cents.Read More
This month’s Shop Talk offers the latest on local shops, getaways, and services: Manifesto Bicycles; Diesel, a Bookstore; Balloons Above the Valley; and Playland-Not-At-The-Beach Museum of Fun. Shop Talk alternates monthly with Bay Tripping.Read More
This month’s Shop Talk offers the latest on local shops, getaways, and services: Ifshin Violins, StressCare, Harbin Hot Springs, and Castello di Amorosa. Shop Talk alternates monthly with Bay Tripping.Read More
Berkeley-based LMi.net is the East Bay’s only full-service, locally owned Internet Service Provider. LMi.net, nearly swallowed by a bigger tech company seven years ago, is the computer version of your local farmers’ market. The staff is quirky, mellow and all about personal service. Sound like a Berkeley brand? It is.Read More
Faces of the East Bay
The pandemic created the urgency for many East Bay families to set up an estate plan. Richmond Estate Planning Attorney, Sara Diamond answers questions about wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance health care directives.
Jacomena van Huizen Maybeck’s life began in 1901 on a Javanese sugar plantation and ended ninety-five years later in her house in the Berkeley hills. I met her in 1977, as my boyfriend and I followed the rumors of a unique cottage for rent. From the time of our first...
Ray Darten means for its color clothing to be worn.
A Cal psychologist has a simple prescription for race relations.