Local Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event

Posted In: Alameda County, For Sellers, Home Maintenance
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The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste program will host a mobile one-day drop off event in Alameda on October 4 and in Albany on October 11 from 9:00-1:00.  All Alameda County residents (NOT BUSINESSES) transporting wastes they generated in the course of living in and maintaining their place of residence can drop-off materials for free.  You must register in advance.For [...]

Tall Tales + Local Ales

Posted In: Arts and Entertainment, Berkeley, Community, Fun for Grown Ups, Fun for Kids
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Tall Tales + Local Ales! The Berkeley Public Library Foundation will be hosting an after hours event on October 10th to support planned enhancements for the Downtown Central Library. Featuring: “DJ Dave” of Whole Foods Parking Lot fame Local brews from Calicraft, Crooked City Cider, Hoi Polloi + Triple Rock Local musicians and storytelling artists Attire: EVENING ECLECTIC – aka [...]

Little Houses For Sale

Posted In: For the Heck of It, Fun for Kids
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My daughter Melia is an amazing architect.  She can build the most amazing structures out of anything.  Any lego, found object, scrap of material, twig or empty cardboard box and she will create an amazing detailed space.  Here are two recent examples that she will add to her portfolio, the first was for her Shopkins and the second for her [...]

Alternative Green Grass at its Finest

Posted In: Creative Reuse Ideas, For Buyers, For Sellers, For the Home, Green Living, Home Improvement
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With the drought in full force homeowner’s everywhere are trying to figure out what to do with their grass.  Water it and risk being fined or yelled at by your neighbors?  Pull it out and plant drought-resistant plants?  Let it die?  If you like green grass and want to be environmentally conscious then here are some great options for keeping [...]