CONTRACOSTATIMES.COM: January 16, 2015
As a seasoned traveler, I’ve ended up in some strange foreign lands. Iceland in June, Lapland in January … South Dakota in the dead of winter. But this happened in my own backyard, so to speak.
There I was, standing face to face with a cobra. Alert and extended, it seemed poised to strike.
“It’s a magnificent specimen,” said my guide as he beckoned me closer. “Just look at the hood.” Continue reading
MONTCLARION: January 16, 2015
It’s been more than 50 days since David Ruenzel was shot dead on the laurel-lined trail in the Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve in the Oakland hills. A path known for its beauty and solitude was the scene of a horrific act that belies explanation. Continue reading
Ginny Prior is a columnist, feature writer, radio host and journalism professor in the San Francisco Bay Area.
MONTCLARION: January 9, 2012
January is a tough month. Let’s face it — the holidays are over and tax season is on the horizon. It’s easy to slip into a funk, But here’s a way to spread joy without lifting a finger. Leave your lights on. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: Jan 2, 2014
It’s day two of the new year. How are those resolutions going? If one of your vows was to see and be seen, you’re in luck. We’re coming up on the fifth annual Oakland Restaurant Week on Jan. 15-25.
From A Cote to Z Cafe, some 75 eateries have special lunch and/or dinner menus at the prix-fixe of $20, $30 and $40. Here is the website: http://visitoakland.org/restaurant-week. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: December 26, 2014
If art is designed to spur dialogue, then “mission accomplished.” Montclair’s new graffiti art mural on the Yogofina Frozen Yogurt building has fans and foes wagging their tongues. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: December 13, 2014
It’s time to talk dirty, with a few words about pollution. You hear a lot about dirty air and water, but lurking in the shadows is the growing threat of restaurant noise pollution. Continue reading