Nowhere is the dark side of a booming, tech-based economy more apparent than in the bedroom communities of the Bay Area, such as Alameda County's Tri-Valley, where the middle class once thrived but now struggles to make ends meet in the face of rising housing costs.
EBMUD is continuing its program of offering rebates for residential landscape conversions. It has also developed new WaterSmart plant tags to guide consumers looking to convert to water efficient landscaping and is working closely with area nurseries.
Two famous men are the subject of this travel feature. And if that doesn't intrigue you, the word "free" just might. The East Bay homes of John Muir and Eugene O'Neill are off-radar gems that make great day trip destinations.
After Sunday, guided mine tours will be available on weekends by advance reservation for a fee of $5 per person. And starting Sunday, the nearby underground Greathouse Visitor Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
Feb. 26 Starting a Summer Vegetable Garden -- 6:30 p.m. The San Ramon Library continues their series of gardening programs featuring Brad Miller from the Contra Costa Master Gardeners who will describe methods for creating a healthy summer vegetable garden--soil prep, seeds or transplants, cover
The definition of tolerance has been distortedAs theologian D.A. Carson chronicled in his book, "The Intolerance of Tolerance," the concept of tolerance has been turned into its opposite over the past few decades by those on the political left.