This Month’s FEATURES

The Meaning of Sacrifice

Each year on November 11, leaders of the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville observe Veteran’s Day with various military exhibits and educational activities. The goal is to bridge the divide between past generations and future ones, passing along knowledge from lessons learned, sometimes at a bitter cost. Too often, our current educational system provides a […]

Welcome! Now Go Home.

Your huddled masses yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Emma Lazarus: “The New Colossus” Engraved at the base of the Statue of Liberty In the 1947 musical “Finian’s Rainbow” the bigoted Southern senator Billboard Rawkins is trying to buy up the entire valley in order to sell it at an […]

Love Does

Last month, Danville’s Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) put together a record-breaking volunteer workforce for its 2nd Annual Serve Day. What started as a single day at last year’s inaugural event now spans an entire weekend of service, with more than 1,500 volunteers gathering to unleash compassion through “no strings attached” service to the San Ramon […]

Thanksgiving Carols

Every Thanksgiving, I like to gather my loved ones around the antique Costco electronic keyboard to sing a few of the endearing Thanksgiving Day songs we sang as kids. You all undoubtedly remember those cheery carols that bring the holiday to life, feuding families together, and providea much needed break in the nonstop food consumption […]

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IN THIS ISSUE…

There’s Gold in Alamo!

No digging is required to find gold at the Golden Crane Senior Center.  Our mission is to promote wellness through programs for physical, mental, and social activities. Our family-friendly atmosphere will help 50+seniors to find their own gold! Financially, GCSC is operated without government assistance or charity foundation grants. The staff, including teachers and program […]

HOME & GARDEN

Tulips, Orchids, and Cherry Trees

Q. I’ve planted a portion of my Tulip bulbs earlier. The rest are still in … [Read More...]

Making Memories

For the first few weeks of this month, a towering pile of cookbooks and … [Read More...]

Perfectly Puckery Piquepoul Blanc

Before I started studying wine, I imagined there were only a few varieties … [Read More...]

WELLNESS

Lose Weight = Be Healthy = Be Happy

Obesity has become an insidious national health concern over the past 20 … [Read More...]

Kick Your Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is an irritation and … [Read More...]

Stress: What You Eat Can Play a Major Role

Emotions, after all, are little more than biochemical storms in a body and … [Read More...]

Colic: A Holistic Approach

As a parent, there is almost nothing worse then watching your brand new … [Read More...]

ARTS

Orchestra Origins

In the long and exultant history of music, particularly in musical … [Read More...]

Amazing Grace

I’m a sucker for an unsung hero. I’m betting that most of you have never … [Read More...]

COLUMNS

Another Wake-up Call for Californians

Sunday, October 8th was a warm, pleasant day in the quaint lakeside town of … [Read More...]

Fresh(man) Perspective: Why I Joined BCR

Transitioning to college, for most, is a tumultuous and stressful … [Read More...]

Challenges in Skin Care and The Confusion.

Among the greatest challenges of today’s modern and always connected life … [Read More...]

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

All-Season Performance! This month’s article is the third installment to … [Read More...]

Veterans Never Stop Serving

This month, we celebrate Veterans Day, a day that provides us with a … [Read More...]

Play Ball!

As we watch another World Series, we have to adjust to not seeing either of … [Read More...]