Alameda DOER Marine Store, 650 W Tower Way, Alameda. Hours M to F 2 to 6pm, Sa 12 to 6pm, and Su 3 to 6pm. Open Water Scuba Diver Course About $1300 per person plus two nights stay in Monterey. Oceanic+ Dive Housing for iPhone.

Recipes to try

Toni Morrision’s Carrot Cake via Oaktown Spice. Golden Milk Pancakes via Oaktown Spice. Muffuletta. Olive Salad. Kohlrabi noodles. Corn chowder with Vadouvan via Oaktown Spice.

House Repairs

Should I renovate? Fit windows with heat-shrink film or weatherstripping. Improve insulation. Solar Panels PG&E Solar Cost Calculator. Sunpower, 1-833-999-2938, SoCal Tesla Solar Roof experience. Plumbing Outdoor Watering. Indoor Watering. EBMUD Water Wednesday. Composting toilet. Sensing water leaks EBMUD flowmeter rebate covers up to 50% ($200 max) of the cost of a flow meter…

DC Sightseeing

Start at Union StationLibrary of Congress 8:30am – 4:30pm Tu – Sa Gallery 10am – 5:30pm daily Gallery of Art 10am – 5pm M – Sa 11am – 6pm Su Museum 10am – 5:30pm Louisiana & D St NW; X1 bus Foggy Bottom Station, 9 stops, Constitution Ave NW & 12th…

Bay Area Gardening

Master Gardeners of Alameda County Asian Vegetables Mizuna Mustard Komatsuna (Spinach Mustard) Loose Leaf Chinese Cabbage var. Beka Santoh Thai Red Stem Basil Lemongrass

Fruit Crisp

Winter Version Easy to make fruit crisp using Nutriate hot cereal mix. If you like softer apples, microwave the diced apples for 5 minutes.  Squeeze the lemon over the apples. Optional: add extra (1 teaspoon) Ceylon cinnamon to the topping Fall Version

Kizomba and Bachata

Instruction Ciara Junge,; 2015 February – April, Wednesday nights, ABA, Park street, Alameda.  (In 2014 Thursdays, 8 – 9pm, $10, Just Dance Ballroom, Embarcadero, Oakland.)

NYE SF 2015

Most Interesting Westin Hotel & The Aloft, Millbrae, KISS FM NYE 2015; “KISS DJ will be rocking out at the Westin Main Ballroom – We will be grooving out to 70s Disco in the Westin Bayshore Ballroom and keeping the beat up with the WILD DJ at the WXYZ in the Aloft.“; 8pm – 1am;…

Bay Area Dance Venues

A listing of Bay Area venues conducive to West Coast Swing, Blues, Bachata, Stepping, and/or Kizomba dancing. For snack, meal, and beverage assortments perfect for dance conventions, please visit Nutriate. Last updated 2019/11/18 (updated / added: 11/18 Starlight; 10/22 Comstock Saloon, Lungomare; 10/7 Musicians section; 10/4 Il Pirata, Allegro; 9/21 The Local, Habanas, Pagan Idol,…