It all started in 1902 when the city of San Francisco, California, passed an ordinance forbidding interment within city limits. So, officials incorporated the land five miles due south of San Francisco to be used as cemeteries. At the time, politicians said that cemeteries (and, more specifically,...

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During the rainy months, I blogged about how to protect your roof from the elements. Now that summer is here, it might be a good idea to talk about the best ways to keep your home comfortable and keep your utility bills from skyrocketing. We all need a roof over our heads, but a roof that does not...

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In our ongoing series, we are exploring cities that make up the peninsula. Today, we find ourselves in gorgeous Atherton, CA home of a whole lot of trees; Native Live Oaks, White Oaks, Bays, Redwoods, and Cedars to be exact. There are almost more trees than people. The city of Atherton is a mere...

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Xeriscaping and You

California is in a state of emergency. We are experiencing our fourth year of drought conditions. There are rules about how many times per week we are allowed to water our lawns or wash our cars.  Our lawns are starting to look more than a little thirsty. What can be done to help conserve water an...

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