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    Feast on the World’s Wow Factor

    Feast on the World’s Wow Factor

    In the book Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Bay Area-based novelist Anne Lamott defines “Wow” as a vital prayer of wonder. This sacred three-letter word praises the sheer…

    How Can I Help You?

    How Can I Help You?

    Anyone who is in a career such as real estate is hopefully in the business because he or she wants to help people. I could probably write several columns about…

    Home Seekers Have More Buying Power in Oakland

    Home Seekers Have More Buying Power in Oakland

    As 2013 came to a close, my annual business synopsis pointed to the spring housing boom! That was when we knew the housing market was definitely back in good health.…

    Remodeling Trends for 2014

    Remodeling Trends for 2014

    Have you noticed all of the construction sites appearing around the Bay Area these days? The pent-up demand from the recession has resulted in a building boom that is projected…

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Scott Wiener

    Profiles of Compassion and Courage: Scott Wiener

    San Francisco supervisor Scott Wiener, who represents District 8, says, “My path in community work and political work eventually led me to run for the Board of Supervisors, which is…

    Caring for Self During the Holidaze

    Caring for Self During the Holidaze

    By Karen Williams It’s that time of the year when codependents rejoice, families freak out and the only real victors appear to be in retail. Whether we like or dislike…

    Around Town

    Around Town

    Local Wedding News

    Local Wedding News

    Newlyweds After 25 Years

    Newlyweds After 25 Years

    “Before we met, you and I were halves unjoined except in the wide rivers of our minds. We were each other’s distant shore, the opposite wings of a bird, the…

    Marvin Burrows: Love Warrior

    Marvin Burrows: Love Warrior

    Last weekend, our community lost one of our most powerful advocates and a truly wonderful person: Marvin Burrows. Marvin came out 62 years ago – in 1951 – at age…