Feature Articles

Causes of Car Sickness in Dogs, Puppies

Jun 12,2014

Much like humans, dogs and puppies can also experience a feeling of illness while on car trips. This car sickness can make pet travel, whether short or long, quite an ordeal for dogs and their families.  The most common reasons for car sickness in puppies and dogs are:

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Courtesy photo - Among the performers in this year’s West Coast Dance production are, back row, left to right: Alexandria Esplana, Talia Grumet, Mary Archibeque, Ella Phillips and Isabella Ibarra; center row, left to right: Zoe DeGuzman, Hadassah Zenor-Davis, Samantha Woo and Jessica Woo; front row, left to right: Javia Anderson, Caitlyn Freeman and Kaiya Smith.

West Coast Dance Performance Set

Jun 12,2014

Come see the West Coast Dance Theater’s 41st annual June show “Dance to the Music,” on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, at 7 p.m. both days. 

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Courtesy Arthur A. Shilt - This sketch of “Rosebush” shows James D. Farrell’s home “Homebush” after the O’Hara Taaffe family moved in.

Vigilante, Rope Maker Once Made His Home on Site of Lincoln Park

Jun 12,2014

Ship captain James D. Farwell arrived in San Francisco in the spring of 1850. He had safely captained the steamboat Tehama from Panama. Farwell, who hailed from Maine, opened a chandlery on Clay Street in San Francisco. As a chandler he supplied the ships in port with their wares.

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Photo by Dennis Evanosky. Edward Childs built this home in 1880 for Adolph Schnabel. The design combines elements of the Stick style with the Second-Empire style’s mansard roof.

The Second Empire Style and its Signature Roof

Jun 05,2014

In 1880 Adolph H. Schnabel hired Edward Childs to build a home for him at 2233 Santa Clara Ave. The federal census, taken in June of that year, shows Adolph and his brother Augustus living in Otto Beck’s hotel on Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

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County to Charge New Hazardous Waste Fee

Jun 05,2014

Alameda homeowners will see a new fee on their property tax bill effective July 1. Last week the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Board adopted a hazardous waste fee of $9.95 per year per household. 

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Pending Sales Unchanged

Jun 05,2014

The California Association of Realtors’ (C.A.R.) Pending Home Sales Index dropped just 0.5 percent from 114.4 in March to 113.8 in April. This is down considerably from the 121.1 revised index recorded this time last year.

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