Gardening: pruning and pleaching
This month and next are prime times for sharpening your secateurs, since most fruit bushes and trees need pruning in summer for a better harvest the following year, and deciduous hedges must be clipped for extra bushiness.
Artist Eleanor Kent of S.F. dies
Artist Eleanor Kent died of lung disease at her San Francisco home on July 17. She was 83. Photo: Dan Brazelton Eleanor Kent , one of the early Bay Area artists to pioneer new technology as an art form, died of lung disease in her San Francisco home on July 17. She was 83. Born in San Francisco, Ms.
Michelin Star-rated French cuisine in Mountain View
Wild king salmon with fiddlehead fern, english peas and sauerkraut at Chez T.J. in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Now Open: Photo Booth Fave Paper Moon Vintage Bows Its First LA Boutique
When she's not busy snapping dressed-to-the-nines partygoers at LA's many speakeasy-inspired haps, stylish LA-bred photog Nicole Loretta of Paper Moon Vintage can also be found peddling pre-loved wonders at a host of top-notch vintage shows .
Acoustic Concerts at Elkhorn Dahlia Farm
Elkhorn Dahlia Farm is hosting its sixth annual acoustic Garden Song Summer Butterfly Concert series in its display gardens on Sunday afternoons through the end of September.
King of the Underworld: See San Francisco's Columbarium Through the Eyes of Its Caretaker
Tucked in a cul-de-sac in the Inner Richmond, The Columbarium's neo-classical architecture and copper dome seem out of place.
Steampunk So Good It's Mesmerizing: Elements of Mind
That's right. Tonight, my friends and faithful readers, I bring you not just Bad Books, or Condensed Books, or even the latest news on Gil the Wonder Cat's extra-silky super-fluffy coat.
Spiffed-up La Quinta adds irresistible summer specials plus new amenities
Not only is legendary La Quinta sporting a spiffed-up looks during an ongoing million dollar face-lift, the popular Hollywood stars hideaway is offering summer specials that are hard to resist, especially if you live in LA, just a two and a half-hour drive away.
Contra Costa Times
Allen: Oakland's tiles and terra cotta features have a history
Nationally known tile expert Riley Doty is the tour leader for the July 20 walking tour, "Tiles and Terra Cotta in Uptown Oakland," sponsored by the Oakland Heritage Alliance.
Travel magazines spotlight North Coast
Eureka is featured on the cover of the July-August edition of Via, the AAA magazine read in 3 million households in Northern California.
Marin Independent Journal
Five things to do in charming Duncans Mills
As you wind your way down Highway 116, tracing a path along the Russian River banks from Guerneville to the sea, don't blink.