Wild Neighbors: Requiem for the Hat Creek Beavers

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday July 17, 2007

The week before the Fourth of July we were up at Lassen Volcanic National Park watching the traffic at Hat Lake. The place was jumping. -more-

Column: Undercurrents: East Bay’s Problems Can’t Be Hidden Under the Trash

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Friday July 13, 2007

We continue to have odd and inexplicable gaps in our ability to discuss race and racism in an adult way in this country. -more-

East Bay: Then and Now: When Southside Apartment Living Was All the Rage

By Daniella Thompson
Friday July 13, 2007

Around the turn of the 20th century, Berkeley was promoted as a City of Homes. In 1905, the Conference Committee of the Improvement Clubs of Berkeley, California published an illustrated booklet bearing this title and featuring various private residences. But the concept of home would soon change. The San Francisco earthquake and fire brought a flood of refugees into the East Bay, and many real-estate entrepreneurs quickly rolled up their sleeves to meet the housing demand. -more-

Garden Variety: Don’t Panic! Ethical Gardening is Possible

By Ron Sullivan
Friday July 13, 2007

I’ve talked about a couple of ethical aspects of gardening over the past two weeks: ethical suppliers and basic kindness to plants, the reason I don’t buy Arizona desert species for my shady, poorly drained Berkeley garden. -more-

About the House: House Photos Are Worth Thousands of Words and Dollars

By Matt Cantor
Friday July 13, 2007

Do you know The Consultant’s Song? It goes: Maybe it’s this way, or maybe it’s that way and I get paid’O in either case’O. -more-

Quake Tip of the Week: Brace Your Chimney?

By Larry Guillot
Friday July 13, 2007

At a retrofit seminar last weekend, I saw a photo of a braced chimney that had fallen in an earthquake, just like its un-braced neighbors. -more-