This Month’s FEATURES



One of the truly great players who has ever played the game, and obviously one of the truly great players that has ever played for the Raiders. ~ Al Davis On Saturday, August 8th, the pinnacle of success for any NFL player will finally become realized for Timothy Donnell “Tim” Brown. After earning multiple All-Pro […]


Comedy is Serious Business

Last night, Wednesday night, July 8th, I performed a five minute set of stand-up comedy at Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton. My good friend and comedy mentor, David VanAvermaete, talked me into “The Stand-Up Experience” as the premise for this very article. As invigorating as it was, I still feel like I might throw […]


The 16th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival Comes to Danville in September

The coming year may prove to be a banner year for the Eugene O’Neill National Historic site in Danville. At Tao House in the Danville hills, playwright Eugene O’Neill and his wife Carlotta lived from1937-1944, and it is here that O’Neill penned his most notable plays, including A Long Days Journey into Night, The Iceman […]

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Latin American Music – Ole!

Latin American music is a very popular genre of music in this county and in many countries around the world. Its exciting rhythms and melodies are played and sung everywhere – radio, television, films, live concerts, small and large celebrations, weddings and numerous other events. Latin American music is enjoyed and appreciated by both Hispanics […]



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Have a Ball Foundation Golf Tournament Benefits Local Organizations

When we last checked in, the Have a Ball Golf Tournament was making a trial run at expanding to two events each year locally in Danville. Now in its fifth year of expansion, the Have a Ball Golf Tournaments have established themselves as one of the largest privately held golf tournaments in the world. Based […]



Woman in Gold

Woman in Gold is a fascinating true story. I learned some history, some … [Read More...]


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Salad Days

Lucky us. Each week this month delivers the best of California farms, … [Read More...]

Organic waste for backyard compost

Coffee Grounds in Your Garden

Q. I recently read in a gardening book that coffee grounds should not be … [Read More...]



Dental Sleep Appliances Work… When made Properly

Throughout the medical and dental professions there are numerous courses … [Read More...]

Getting Well

Natural Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injuries

The Rotator Cuff muscles (four muscles in total) are the primary support … [Read More...]


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Vacation Destinations

Motivations for taking a trip—vacation if you prefer—and where to go, vary … [Read More...]

Trying to get a job

How to Solve the (Your) Problem of Unemployment

As the next presidential election nears, unemployment will be a topic … [Read More...]

ALIVE Restaurant Guide

Bridges Restaurant

There is always a need to dine finely, and in our quaint corner of the … [Read More...]


He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, Friends of ours are divorcing and my husband and I are having … [Read More...]


Fall… In Love with Beauty Confidence!

Time to chat about the top impressive and amazing fall/winter 2015 make-up … [Read More...]


By George, Shes Got It!

"By George, she got it!" Those are the immortal words of Professor Henry … [Read More...]

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