MONTCLARION: February 5, 2016
It’s not often the mayor of Montclair speaks out. Yet this is no time for our top cat to sit on his paw pads, especially when Montclair is going to the dogs. Stomper the cat has issued a plea asking dog owners to clean up the poop. This is no small matter. Here’s part of a letter that came to authorities last month: Continue reading
INSIDEBAYAREA.COM: January 14, 2016
It’s not easy being 100. The sheer number of well wishers can be — well — overwhelming. That’s undoubtedly what we’ll see with our national parks as they turn 100 in 2016. Luckily, a slick new publication can help you navigate the best of California’s national parks, trails, monuments, seashores and historic sites. It’s the full-color, 128-page magazine put out by San Francisco’s Bay Area Travel Writers (batw.org). Continue reading
MONTCLARION: January 13, 2016
It’s the dead of winter. The holidays are history and tax season doesn’t exactly inspire joy. Thankfully, Oakland Restaurant Week is underway (this Thursday through Jan. 24) with 100 of the city’s best eateries offering prix fixe lunch and dinner deals.
MONTCLARION: January 8, 2016
It starts with a low rumble…as if thunder is building in a distant rain cloud. Then it gathers steam until the decibels ever-so-gently rattle the bed. This new East Bay wake-up call is annoying enough, but the scenario repeats itself dozens of times a day. Continue reading
This show aired on Tom Wilmer’s NPR radio show ‘Journeys of Discovery’.
MONTCLARION: October 29, 2015
Sunny and 70s. What is this — Halloween in the Caribbean?
It’s the end of October. It should be bone-chilling cold. Kids are supposed to be layering, not stripping down. The site of Dracula with a cape tied around his waste is just wrong. Yet we adapt. Look for pirates to sport sweatbands, not tricorns, this Halloween. Continue reading
MONTCLARION: October 23
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. — Mother Teresa
These are more than just words to American Airlines employee Brenda Staley. The Montclair mom actually uses her flight benefits to help run her charity — Futures4Haiti. Continue reading