This Month’s FEATURES

If I Lived at the North Pole

Bless Santa’s heart for choosing such an obscure location for his world headquarters, but he’s got to have a few neighbors who don’t work for him at the North Pole. There’s probably a Farmers Insurance agent, a cop and fireman, maybe even a CVS store manager. If somehow I ended up living in the neighborhood, […]

The Nutcracker

            One of the most popular, endearing and delightful things to do during the Christmas season, is attend a performance of Peter Ilitch Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. It is so popular it has become a traditional family outing for many devoted families and fans alike. In some cities it has become an annual […]

The Great Wave

     Courageous immigrants to America from the early1900s came vibrantly to life recently in Walnut Creek. Okay, not the actual immigrants. But they were powerfully portrayed in the world premiere of an original musical poem-play on immigration titled The Great Wave.      Walnut Creek writer Judith Nielsen authored the play. It was staged by the […]

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Looking Forward to Future Conversations

I remember reading an interesting article, years ago, about longevity. It touched upon the scientific considerations of aging and how, due to a better understanding of nutrition, along with advances in science and medicine, human life expectancy was steadily increasing. The discussion then went on to broach the topic from a philosophical perspective, asking the […]

ARTS

The Star

Christmas…a magical time of year. It seems that you don’t even have to be … [Read More...]

WELLNESS

Relieving RSD and Chronic Pain Naturally

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

Snoring and Pregnant? Time to get evaluated.

Pregnancy is associated with sleeping disorders such as insomnia, restless … [Read More...]

Five Ways to Have a Happier, Healthier Pregnancy

Being pregnant is a truly magical time. Feeling your baby move and kick as … [Read More...]

A Holistic Approach to Treating Sleep Apnea

Quality of life can be greatly affected by the many factors associated with … [Read More...]

Winter is Coming. Be Careful to Avoid Falls

Slips and falls in the rain and snow are a major cause of painful traumas, … [Read More...]

HOME & GARDEN

Getting a Head Start

December is for entertaining. Whether you are a host or a guest, time is … [Read More...]

Christmas Wrap, Trees & Plant Gifts

Q. Why is the holiday or gift wrapping not recyclable, after all, it is … [Read More...]

Wine After the Wildfires

The winter holidays have arrived and it’s time to consider which wines … [Read More...]

COLUMNS

2017 Toyota 4Runner 4X4

Who Needs a Road? This month’s article is the fourth answer to the … [Read More...]

Gift Ideas For The Holidays

What We Love It’s the time of year when our store comes alive with … [Read More...]

The Future of The BCR

On November 9, 2017, the voting members of the Berkeley College Republicans … [Read More...]

You made a Life-Changing Difference This Year

How can you thank someone for protecting your freedom? You – our … [Read More...]

Christmas Trivia

Earlier and earlier each year, we hear Christmas music on our radios. How … [Read More...]