Here in the Bay Area, people are fond of the unconventional garden. Locals know that grass isn’t the only way to fill a front yard—vegetables and shrubs work, too—and they don’t shy away from a good-looking rock display, either. So it’s not surprising that living walls have taken root here in a major way.
In this white-hot real estate market, agents and buyers alike are combing the listings and traveling farther to find the home of their dreams and their means.
The editor recalls house hunting, clever sales techniques, and renting in the East Bay.
An Alameda interior decorator, Sarah Coombs, talks to real estate agents about updating houses.
Poor marketing and staging work in buyers' favor on Chabot Highlands sale.
A melting pot of farmers share agriculture practices at a community garden, New Roots, at Laney College.
The long-awaited development of Oakland and Alameda's decommissioned military bases get green lights. Their futures look very different.
A concerned citizen has spurred city officials to investigate her complaints that a customs examination station in Alameda is a potential source of hazards ranging from radioactive material to weapons of mass destruction. Oakland said no to similar proposal for a screening facility in West Oakland.