This Month’s FEATURES

Love’s Last Ride

Love’s Last Ride–it has the ring of a romance novel, in the telling of a bitter-sweet, heartbreaking love story that’s about to become undone, or possibly a steamy romance that’s fallen to its own fiery, passionate flames. Well, in a sense, it is. But this last ride isn’t fiction. It’s about a true-life, love-infused romantic […]

State Senator Steve Glazer: Pragmatic problem Solver ? (NOT)

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.                                                                                                                                       ~ George Orwell, 1984 If there were any suspicions California Senator Steve Glazer was actually the same tired, liberal, left-wing, progressive Democrat we’ve been dealing with in the […]

Teen Esteem: Reaching Them When They Need it Most

As teenagers emerge from childhood, they seek independence from the rules and expectations of others. They navigate treacherous waters toward adulthood as they form their own independent identity. While the possibilities of what lie ahead are limitless, the journey can be fraught with difficulties. In recent years the intense academic and social pressures (often exacerbated […]



My Little Girls are Growing up Too Fast

My oldest daughter just turned eighteen. That’s approximately 6,570 days. Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing her home from the hospital in a car seat that was more than likely not secured properly. Someone once said, “The days are long and the years fly by.” Truer words […]


Movie Music

Many of us watching a movie get totally absorbed in what is on the screen. … [Read More...]


I wish I could be sitting in the same room when you watch this movie. Belle … [Read More...]


Falling into Place

The morning air is crisp and the sunsets are magnificent. There is a … [Read More...]

Amaryllis and Sunflowers

Q. My Amaryllis belladonnas have finished blooming. When should the flower … [Read More...]


Is Your Attitude Killing You? Part II

Last month I introduced the subject of how a bad attitude can affect our … [Read More...]

Relieving Chronic Pain and RSD/CRPS Naturally

Since Align Healing Center first opened our doors in 1999 we have seen a … [Read More...]


Shuffling the Deck…American Style

We live in volatile times. First, we have the weather. Aside from debate … [Read More...]

He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear HSSS, I woke up the other day to an email from a friend I’ve known … [Read More...]

Trivial Voting

It has not been great appointment television, but the debates among the … [Read More...]

Eddie Papa’s American Hangout

Today we take a trip into Pleasanton and discover a building dripping with … [Read More...]

More of Something Often Means Less of Something Else

At United Capital, we often say, “More of something often means less of … [Read More...]

Too Much Exfoliating Damages Skin

While doctors all over the country are selling strong abrasive exfoliant … [Read More...]

Eugene O’Neill: No Trivial Playwright

September in Danville will be devoted to the memory of Ameroca's greatest … [Read More...]

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