The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

Gina Gotsill

Let the Sun Shine In

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.

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The Little Company that Could

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.

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Faces of the East Bay