This Month’s FEATURES

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Step Into History: 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11

The motto of the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda seems straightforward. People often think it applies only to the venerable World War II aircraft carrier itself, since it had fought in many famous WWII Pacific Ocean battles and did three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. However, of equal importance, is hearing stories and […]


Starmaker: Hollywood Talent Agent

Budd Burton Moss is an old school Hollywood talent agent and part of a family dynasty that made magic in the Motion Picture industry. His father Louis B. Moss was a film editor at Fox, later becoming 20th Century Fox when it merged with Darryl F. Zanuck’s 20th Century Pictures. During Hollywood’s Golden Age, Budd’s […]


Sports Snobs – A Bay Area Right

A snob, by definition, is someone who exhibits a haughty attitude. Haughty means arrogantly proud or supercilious. That’s right “supercilious.” Look it up. I’m not giving vocabulary lessons. I will admit to being “haughty” when it comes to my Bay Area professional sports teams. I could make an argument that we live in one of […]


Get Your ZEN On & Reduce Stress…Ahhh

Your alarm screams in your ears, and you are jolted out of a deep sleep. You look at the clock on your nightstand in utter disbelief. “But I just lay down!” you protest. After you slide out of your cozy cocoon, your feet hit the floor—running. Frantically, you remind yourself not to forget to pay […]




Book Review: Good Grief Cooking

Lisa Rubino’s newest cook book,  Good Grief Cooking is anything but the … [Read More...]


Robin Williams: Forever in Our Hearts

I had a different movie review written. I just couldn’t run it. This month … [Read More...]


Symphonic Music & Jazz – Compatible?

Symphonic music – called many things including art music, serious music, … [Read More...]


Getting Well

A Natural Approach to Healing Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition in which there is damage to the … [Read More...]


OSA Must be Dealt With

Untreated and undiagnosed Sleep Apnea is not only a major cause of death, … [Read More...]


The Secret Life of a Fat Cell

Fat is an unusual substance. It's the stuff that dimples thighs, thickens … [Read More...]


I-Lipo Just Got Even Better!

I know we have talked about the I-Lipo before, but we’ve got exciting news … [Read More...]



2014 Fall Spotlight

Look Ahead. The beauty fashion forecast predicts Vintage Sophistication … [Read More...]

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2014 Lincoln MKZ

President Lincoln once said "Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel … [Read More...]


He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, I live with three boys, my husband and two teenaged sons. I’m … [Read More...]


Is Governor Jerry Brown Losing His Way?

Has California Governor Jerry Brown lost his way? Has he gotten so pumped … [Read More...]

ALIVE Restaurant Guide

Yannis Greek Taverna

Even if you have only read me every other month (or less) chances are … [Read More...]


Remembering Paul Hirsh

I have been furnishing this nonsense to Alive magazine for a few years. At … [Read More...]


The Choice

I had a conversation with a friend recently about religion. Well, not … [Read More...]



Hail to the Sprout

You either love them or hate them. There doesn’t seem to be any … [Read More...]


Apple-Nectarine Combo Tree?

Q. Earlier this summer, I planted a Fuji Apple and a nectarine tree … [Read More...]