Local Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event

By September 28, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

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The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste program will host a mobile one-day drop off event in Alameda on October 4 and in Albany on October 11 from 9:00-1:00.  All Alameda County residents (NOT BUSINESSES) transporting wastes they generated in the course of living in and maintaining their place of residence can drop-off materials for free.  You must register in advance.

For more info, including accepted materials, and to register:

Tall Tales + Local Ales

By September 17, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

Tall Tales + Local Ales!

The Berkeley Public Library Foundation will be hosting an after hours event on October 10th to support planned enhancements for the Downtown Central Library.


Attire: EVENING ECLECTIC – aka Berkeley Style!

Tickets available at www.bplf.org

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Chickens At Solano Stroll

By September 15, 2015 @ 1:51 pm

Spotted @ Solano Stroll were chickens.  And lots of them.  In the window display at Bikes on Solano.  And what were they doing there?  Eating lox.  And playing with R2D2.  I kid you not.

I took these photos to prove it.




Little Houses For Sale

By September 7, 2015 @ 1:59 pm

My daughter Melia is an amazing architect.  She can build the most amazing structures out of anything.  Any lego, found object, scrap of material, twig or empty cardboard box and she will create an amazing detailed space.  Here are two recent examples that she will add to her portfolio, the first was for her Shopkins and the second for her Lego Friends.



Alternative Green Grass at its Finest

By September 1, 2015 @ 2:09 pm

With the drought in full force homeowner’s everywhere are trying to figure out what to do with their grass.  Water it and risk being fined or yelled at by your neighbors?  Pull it out and plant drought-resistant plants?  Let it die?  If you like green grass and want to be environmentally conscious then here are some great options for keeping your grass green without the water.

  1. ASTROTURF.  There are so many amazing options in astroturf these days.  We are seeing it pop up all over the neighborhood.  Some yards look better than others, and some look so real you have to touch it to tell the difference.  SYNLawn is a company that specializes in pet areas, play areas, and even rooftops and patio decks.  Astroturf isn’t just for stadiums and miniature golf courses anymore, it is for our yards as well!  Better Than Real Artificial Grass is a Bay Area company that is ecofriendly and 100% made in the USA.  Want a realistic lawn?  Look for a thatched version with multiple colors.
  2. GRASS PAINT.  Eliminate the burnt out and dead look with 4evergreen by EnviroColor.  Naturally safe for plants, pets and people.  Another option is LawnLift.
  3. VINYL LAWN: Have a playful indoor space that you are looking to bring to life?  Murafloor “Lawn” is the solution.  Slip resistant, waterproof, simple and easy to install.
  4. RECYCLED GLASS: Recycled glass is showing up in our kitchens and baths, but did you know it is also appearing in our landscaping?  You can purchase landscaping glass rocks for a green alternative.

What not to do?  THIS:


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