Walking down the 1800 block of Capistrano Avenue this morning, I stopped in my tracks at the sight of what appeared to be a fence, constructed of intricately interwoven jasmine vines, with no apparent beginning or end, yet 100% alive, dotted with … [Read more...] about The Magical Living Fence
East Bay Living
The value of your home exceeds that of the structure and the land it occupies -- location is everything! Here in the East Bay, we enjoy many local treasures that boost our property values while enhancing our quality of life.
One of my favorite places to hike is the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. The trailhead is off Stonewall Road, near the Claremont Hotel, which means that you can combine a visit to the gustatory delights of the Elmwood shopping district … [Read more...] about A Walk Up Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
Mom and I left Berkeley yesterday morning and drove about 30 minutes, over the San Rafael Bridge, past San Quentin Prison crouching spookily at the edge of the Bay, onto Sir Francis Drake, past Larkspur Landing, South on 101 towards Sausalito, and 4 … [Read more...] about Angel Island Day Trip
I confess, I am a murderer. I took out a contract to snuff thousands of innocent lives, and I don't feel very good about it. But it was them or me, and I was the one with the evolutionary capacity to think this thing through -- and the digits to make … [Read more...] about Them or Me
I love, love, love the Ace Pastime Hardware store on San Pablo Ave in El Cerrito! The people are extremely helpful -- you can walk in with any old gizmo you need to match or replace, and they will have something. If you have a project in mind, but … [Read more...] about Best East Bay Hardware Store
I love burrata any time of year, but when fresh heirloom tomatoes are available, it’s possible to elevate the taste and texture of burrata to a plane of pure bliss. I am going to share with you my favorite burrata concoction. (Burrata is a fresh … [Read more...] about I spell “bliss” b-u-r-r-a-t-a