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Living local, urban design, sustainability, landscape architecture, and places in the East Bay. Design that works where it is.

Art, Anti-Fracking & Asian Food

Density, diversity, and being  part of a larger urban context enlivens Oakland and other Bay Area Cities and makes them exciting places to live and visit. Saturday, Jan and I skipped the … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Vibe is Still Groovy at the Trident, Sausalito

During the 1960s and 70s, you could have bumped into Janis Joplin, enjoyed an impromptu concert by Bob Dylan, or had Robin Williams bus your table at a natural foods restaurant in Sausalito: the … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Plank

Jack London Square once had a Barnes & Noble bookstore for an anchor. As of October, the new tenant is Plank. Plank features fun. A cacophony of noisy, frolicking, frivolous … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Puttin’ On the Ritz

After a spectacular day on the coast, we decided to stop at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay to enjoy the sunset and a cocktail. Upon arrival, we paid $10 for … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Big Sur Roadhouse

One way we live where we are is to travel local. We spent the weekend with the kids in Big Sur, about 150 miles from most of the five-one-oh area … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment