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Lafayette: A cross-cultural bazaar to benefit Guatemalan relief
Bea Wilhelm, left and Andy Nelson check out the soapstone carvings at the African-Guatemalan Bazaar at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lafayette on Nov. 16. The bazaar is connected to the church's support of the Maya Center for Rural Education & Well Being, a Guatemalan relief group.
According to online real estate marketplace and mobile app RadPad, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment within a half-mile of Berkeley and North Berkeley BART is $2,050 a month, and $1,795 near Ashby BART; downtown San Francisco rents are highest, topping $3,000, while East Bay bargains include South Hayward, Hayward and Richmond.
Orinda: Barclay Simpson, businessman and philanthropist, remembered for his generosity, involvement and example
License-plate-reading cameras, motion-detection cameras suggested to help possible future uptick in home burglaries.
Eating well even during the bad times: Walnut Creek's Lisa Rubino shares her life story in 'Good Grief Cooking'
Letters to the Lamorinda Sun: Downsizing is indeed being considered by some Orindans; free speech also means listening to all sides
Some of us may indeed 'downsize'We were interested to read Bill Brown's letter to the Sun (Oct. 17) wherein he categorically rejects the reasonable assertion that older Orindans living in large homes might someday want to downsize and remain in Orinda, calling this notion "a complete fabrication.
All Contra Costa County library branches offer a variety of programs for children and families. See branch listings for program information and for branch operating hours.
This Thanksgiving, be grateful that Gemma Teller isn't your mother
In its own way, TV demonstrates just how good we have it
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Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act
The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.