Flash: First Person

By George
Friday September 14, 2007

Here's a footnote to the Save the Oaks demonstration, sent in on Friday evening by a veteran of the Free Speech Movement, using a pseudonym for reasons which will be obvious. -more-

Undercurrents: Both Mayor Dellums and the Press Need Patience

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Friday September 14, 2007

This is the summer of disquiet and discontent for supporters of Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and for those who may not have supported him in the last election, but still want him to succeed as mayor. -more-

Open Home in Focus: Historic Victorian Barlett House on View This Sunday

By Steven Finacom
Friday September 14, 2007

Among surviving Victorian homes in Berkeley, the 1877 Bartlett House, 2201 Blake St. at the corner of Fulton is rare, possibly unique. There are similar houses in San Francisco, and others in Oakland and Alameda, but not in Berkeley. -more-

How to Tell Whether You Are An Old House Junkie

By Jane Powell
Friday September 14, 2007

I have always enjoyed looking at houses. I think it started in my childhood, when we used to visit open houses on Sundays after church. As an adult, I have chosen a profession in which I can get access to many, many homes. -more-

Garden Variety: Make a Splash in Your Water-Thrifty Garden

By Ron Sullivan
Friday September 14, 2007

We’ll have our usual autumn hot spell, and things will get all dusty and drab, and we’ll all want to grow something green where we can. We’ll plant winter veggies and herbs and something to flower in December maybe, camellias and manzanitas and azaleas. -more-

About the House: Houses Are an Extension of Selves

By Matt Cantor
Friday September 14, 2007

My wife and I have been arguing about our house for 20 years. I know this isn’t unusual but it’s noteworthy and I’m going to take the long way ‘round in proving the point. -more-

Green Neighbors: Vine Maple: Under the Radar And Over the Rainbow

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday September 11, 2007

Maybe a bit early like so many things this year, the vine maples at the Botanic Garden in Tilden Park are putting on their quiet fireworks show. -more-