After Oakland Hills Fire, Residents Build Off-The-Wall Homes

--Published on OaklandNorth.net on October 19, 2011--   Robert Pennell shifted the gear to neutral and parked the car along the side of the road. “There,” he said, pointing out the open window to a cluster of houses across the street. “That one is modern and the...

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Salt Room Therapy On Shifty Ground

--Published in The Los Angeles Times health section on August 2, 2010-- It's 1 o'clock on a Tuesday afternoon, and Heidi Kling is reading in an all-white room. She's shoeless, but socks protect her feet from the 6 inches of salt that cake the floor. The only objects...

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Harvesting Hawaii’s Aquarium Fish

 Honolulu Weekly (Cover Story) More than 150 years ago, Hawaii had some of the most well-managed fisheries in the Pacific. Portions of each island were divided into separate ahupuaa, which in turn were watched over by the konohiki, who managed natural resources and...

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Yoga For The Not-So-Young

It’s no secret that humans develop aches and pains in the normal course of spending time on the planet, but while many people pooh-pooh it and carry on, Lulu Bhanda yoga teacher Kira Ryder notes that sometimes these changes can have a big impact. “The small details we...

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Time For A Typewriter Renaissance?

Salon IT WAS 4 P.M. ON A THURSDAY, two hours until the end of Jesse Banuelos’ workday. He was standing behind the front counter of Berkeley Typewriter, his trademark green apron tied around his waist. A dozen broken typewriters — some electric, but most of them manual...

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