Wanted: Good Food

  Food. Shelter. Clothing. I remember growing up learning from school that these are our three basic needs. In this trinity, food is king for the very obvious reason that we will die without it. However, these days, with the proliferation of genetically-modified, chemically-manufactured, and highly-processed food, we can no longer say that what we are buying at the stores,…

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Adopt a Spot in your Community

How would you like to turn an abandoned, weed-infested vacant lot into a mini-park or a community garden? Consider an Adopt-a-Spot Program! This is exactly how the Parkway Cascade in Oakland, CA is. A public lot that used to be heavily-grassy and lined with garbage is now gradually blossoming into a cascade park, thanks to the city’s Adopt-a-Spot Program.   Parkway…

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Oakland Zoo Day Trip

There’s always something fun to discover and do in Oakland. Early this month, we went to the Oakland Zoo, a 45 acre land “nestled within the rolling hills of the 525-acre Knowland Park”, which serves as home to “660 native and exotic animals”. It was a leisurely day visit. A group of cute baboons welcomed us — there were about…

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