This Month’s FEATURES

White Pony Express

White Pony Express (WPE), a nonprofit group dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County, is calling for volunteers to aid in responding to increased calls for help. WPE Food Rescue delivers close to 5,000 pounds of fresh, top-quality food every day to organizations that feed the hungry. WPE’s Free General Store gives […]

Sweet September

Days may be shorter and the evenings a bit cooler, but here in California, September is little more than a gentle transition into fall. Although the farmers’ market is still stocked with truckloads of vine-ripened tomatoes and sweet corn, this month marks the final days of watermelons, cantaloupe, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, and nectarines. As nature’s […]

Paul Jefferson

Nashville singer-songwriter Paul Jefferson will be headlining Discovery Counseling Center’s fifth annual fall fundraiser, An Evening of Laughter and Music. Paul is an accomplished country artist; as a solo performer, a duo and as part of a popular band. However, it’s Paul’s songwriting talent that has kept him in high demand in and around Nashville […]

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

Under 20K for the Under 20 Crowd! Are you looking for an affordable car for the newest driving member of your family or just a very fuel-efficient commuter vehicle? Well, there are a few options to choose from in the sub-compact car category; however, which one holds the claim as the most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid gasoline-powered […]



Night at the Museum

Imagine if you will, attending a fund raising event at the Blackhawk Museums in Danville, and being greeted by numerous historic re-enactment characters such as General Custer, Jesse James, a Civil War soldier, and others who emerge from the shadows of America’s Old West history. Several such characters will be on hand to share stories […]


Trees, Water and Seeds

Q. The leaves on our forty-year old Fruitless Mulberry have been dropping. … [Read More...]


Leonard Bernstein, a 20th Century Musical Genius

Few people ever reach the pinnacle of their life’s work while engaged in so … [Read More...]

Friday Night Lights

Why would anyone want their kid to play football?  I have a son and he … [Read More...]


Ego vs Progress, Continued

Scientific research, in its pure form, is magnificent. It has no … [Read More...]

Tennis Elbow Serving Up Pain for You?

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is similar … [Read More...]


A Win Win for Our Community

Every so often I like to remind our readers that while it is our intention … [Read More...]

2016 Fall Vibes: The Future Of Beauty

In fashion, change is the only real constant. It may be subtle or … [Read More...]

He Said / She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, Our youngest just left for college, which officially makes us … [Read More...]

Things that do not exist: Zombies, Space Aliens, Privacy

An Open Letter to Debbie and Draymond Dear Debbie and Draymond (and to … [Read More...]

Tougher Trivia

I was asked to supply several sports questions for the annual Kings X … [Read More...]

He Said/She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear SSHS, I have guests in my home quite regularly, and I’m getting fed … [Read More...]