On April 27, 2013 get ready for a simulated 6.9 earthquake on the Hayward Fault to hit Berkeley. Are you prepared? Reminding me of the Parks + Recreation disaster drill on television, the Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise provides participants an opportunity to practice disaster response in their own neighborhoods. All individuals or community groups are [...]
The Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is offering grants up to $4,000 and project management services for pre-1978 owner-occupied and rental properties in Berkeley with low-income families with a pregnant woman and/or children under 6 living or regularly visiting the home. This is a fantastic program that assesses and remediates lead hazards to make [...]
Stitch is everything you love about sewing with nothing that you don’t. I’m speaking to you as a wannabe crafter without much patience for figuring stuff out, cutting in a straight line, or follow-through. Be prepared, I’m going to gush about this adorable sewing room gone wild. It’s what my husband would call “a hacker [...]
This guest post is sponsored by Advanced Home Energy. It was written by East Bay mom, Julie Tucker, about solving some of her sons’ health problems by improving the air quality at home. We originally contacted AHE for an energy audit on our last home. Shortly after we did the audit, we found we were [...]
In celebration of Earth Day, the giggle retail stores are offering a way to recycle gently used baby gear and clothes to benefit those in need. Called, the Great giggle Giveback, proceeds benefit Baby Buggy, a non-profit founded by Jessica Seinfeld to provide essentials to U.S. families with children aged 0 to 12 years old. Baby [...]
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is a A free tour of showcase native plant gardens in the East Bay. If you’re considering a big landscaping project or if you want a miniature outdoor experience for your littles, you won’t want to miss it. The theme is native (to the Bay Area) plants. A variety [...]
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Beloved Oakland resources from Katrina Alcorn, a freelance writer, web consultant, mother and stepmother.
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Unique school pictures and family portraits without the cheese. We love it.