Mr. Mopps in Berkeley isn’t going anywhere

Posted In: Berkeley, Community, Fun for Kids
I received a sweet call last weekend from Devin McDonald, the new owner of Mr. Mopps in Berkeley.  The call was in response to a post I did awhile back about the store closing.  Seems people keep walking in there saying “aren’t you closing?”  Well, they aren’t!  And I am truly thrilled that they aren’t.  You see, there aren’t a [...]

Dog Park in Albany?

Posted In: Albany, Community, For the Heck of It, Places
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A dog park in Albany?  They are one step closer to getting one! I was talking with a colleague about the new pool that is coming to Albany High School, and that conversation led to another conversation about the new fence that will be installed at Memorial Park to separate the ballpark from the rest of the park.  City Council [...]

Real Estate’s Double Dip and the Catfish Recovery

Posted In: Economy, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures & Short Sales, Local Market Statistics
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DQ News reported a few days ago about the current status of the double dip, and uses a little humor while doing so. http://www.dsnews.com/articles/double-dip-altos-says-prices-have-been-steadily-rising-since-then-2011-06-02 What I find completely hilarious (and true!) is that the article deems the ebb and flow of home prices as the “Catfish Recovery.” You laugh, but think about it.  As the article references, a catfish is [...]

Off the Grid Makes Berkeley Debut

Posted In: Berkeley, Food and Dining, Good Eats
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Last night was the debut of the East Bay Off the Grid,  a mobile food truck extravaganza that debuted at the corner of Shattuck and Rose, in the same spot as the Farmer’s Market. As many of you know I am a food truck junkie (I follow many of them on Facebook) so this was an evening I have been [...]