Column: Music Teacher for a Day

By Susan Parker
Tuesday March 27, 2007

“We need a music teacher,” said the woman on the telephone in charge of hiring substitute teachers. “You know anything about music?” -more-

Green Neighbors: Spring is the Time to Buy And Plant Native Redbuds

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday March 27, 2007

If you’re walking down University Avenue, or driving up the freeway to the Richmond Bridge, or taking a car or bike jaunt up around Clear Lake, you’ll have noticed that the redbuds are blooming. We’ve borrowed specimens of this gorgeous scarf that the Central Valley wears around its eastern and western foothills. Good idea, for landscape and ornament in the cities and for the most difficult spots along roads. -more-

Column: Barack Obama and the Long, Winding Road of Race

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Friday March 23, 2007

Some weeks ago, in a previous column, I promised to continue our discussion of U.S. Senator Barack Obama and race. And so we move forward, but on a roundabout road, because race in America does not follow a straightforward path. -more-

About the House: The Last 10 Percent Rule of Remodeling

By Matt Cantor
Friday March 23, 2007

Economics is a wonderful and fascinating field. When I think about the things I’d like to study as I get older, it keeps getting pushed higher up on the list. The fun thing about it is that it’s at work everywhere around us. As long as money or goods are flowing through a system it’s there and from my very prejudiced vantage point it appears to me no more prevalent or relevant than in the world of construction. -more-

Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday March 23, 2007

Russian Roulette? -more-