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Published on August 17th, 2022
What to do when it's moving day for your home theater
Let's face it, your modern home doesn't have just a TV anymore. You have a home entertainment center with game boxes, sound systems, and video players attached in a crazy quilt of cables going everywhere. Typically this has been set up over time as components are ...By Jim Hurley


Published on August 17th, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression, some are pensive and diffident, others again are plain, honest, and upright." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
By Cynthia Brian


Published on August 17th, 2022
Community Open House at Lafayette Community Garden, Aug. 28
The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is celebrating its 11th˙year with a Community Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The event is free and will feature inspirational speakers: Jim `Doc' Hale will share fascinating information ...Submitted by Janet Thomas


Published on August 3rd, 2022
Storage Units: the good, the bad, the costly
The first modern self-storage facilities began to appear in the 1960s. The original purpose for these units was for temporary storage needs such as moving, marrying or divorcing, death in the family/passed down heirlooms, or kids transitioning to their own homes.
By Jennifer Raftis


Published on August 3rd, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade." ~ Rudyard Kipling
Gardens may not be cultivated while we are sitting in the shade, but on a hot summer day, there is nothing better than ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on July 20th, 2022
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The second quarter of 2022 remained extremely strong on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate. The total number of sales was down but the average price was much higher in both Lafayette and Moraga. The closings that occurred were those that mostly went under ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T


Published on July 20th, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~ Immanual Kant
Our family has enjoyed an affinity for the animal kingdom for as long as I can remember. We loved creatures ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on July 6th, 2022
Gas mains
Did you know that natural gas has no smell? It's true, the natural gas that we pump out of the ground is treated to give it that distinctive odor at the processing plant before it is piped to your home. The reason is simple: if you could not smell the gas, you might ...By Jim Hurley


Published on July 6th, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian

"Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on June 22nd, 2022
Easy air travel tips for simplifying your trip
I'm so happy that we are all able to travel once again. I recently traveled across the country to my annual organizing conference and decided to add a couple of fun stops along the way. My objective was to not have to check luggage. I personally do not have confidence ...By Jennifer Raftis, CPO


Published on June 22nd, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian

"Water is the driving force of all nature." ~ Leonardo Da Vinci
By Cynthia Brian


Published on June 8th, 2022
The dirty low down
One service call that I consistently decline is a plugged sewer main. It is just one of those jobs best left for the specialist to perform. Although the topic is flush with opportunity to be crude, I will explain in the most sanitary language I can muster. So, for ...By Jim Hurley


Published on June 8th, 2022
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"We Californians are constantly accused of not having seasons, but we do. We have fire, flood, mud, and drought." ~ Phyllis Diller
It's that time of the year again. School is out. The ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on May 25th, 2022
If closets could talk: from chaos to confidence
When you stand in front of your closet each morning, what does your closet say to you? It literally can set the mood for your entire day!
Is your closet a chaotic mess, and after five ...
By Jennifer Raftis, CPO r, Certified Professional Organizer



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