2014-09-28_15-33-49_9634_EOSMONTCLARION: October 24, 2014

It’s an exciting time in our house. My husband is watching the World Series, and I’m sitting out in the pumpkin patch. Either way, we’re surrounded by orange and black. Continue Reading »

INSIDEBAYAREA.COM: October 2, 2014

Oakland’s celebrity chef, Tanya Holland, knows how to party. She was a rock star at Sunset Magazine’s “Savor the Central Coast” last weekend — signing copies of her new Brown Sugar Kitchen cookbook, giving demos and speaking on chef panels.

Holland even performed a miracle in Pismo Beach — overseeing dinner for 200-plus without lifting a pan. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: September 24, 2014

It’s officially autumn — and not a moment too soon. We are desperate for rain, cooler temps and those mellowcreme candies shaped like pumpkins and tri-colored teeth. I’m already munching my way through a bag of Brach’s Autumn Mix, and it’s not even October. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: September 19, 2014

Oakland has always marched to a different drummer. But who knew we were the mecca of world percussion? Musician Robert Wallace thinks there are more drummers here, per capita, than anywhere else except — maybe — Salvador, Brazil. Continue Reading »

HILLS NEWSPAPERS: September 19, 2014

Beverly Hills — swimming pools, movie stars. And a celebrated ZIP code. A century old this year, the 90210 looks as good as it did when the Clampetts came into our pysche in the 1960s. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: September 19, 2014

It’s the most high-tech, energy-efficient stadium in the country. And it could be the new home of the Oakland Raiders. Sure, Levi’s Stadium already has the 49ers, but when this $1.2 billion facility was built, it was built for two teams. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: September 3, 2014

He’s done Montclair’s heavy lifting since 1986. UPS driver Jeff Acosta is retiring at the end of October after 28 years of delivering packages to Montclair Village merchants and residents. Continue Reading »


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