Category: Lifestyle

How to grow killer tomatoes every time

It seems everyone plants tomatoes in their summer gardens, but not everyone has great success. While there are many factors that go into a good tomato crop, ranging from the health of the soil (which we have some control over) to the weather (which we have none), Contra Costa Master Gardener Janet Miller has a sure-fire, never miss recipe for…

Are we gaga for the new Go-Go’s musical?

Long live the ’80s! The music of the iconic girl group, the Go-Go’s, meets the tropes of the Elizabethan era in the wildly uneven “Head Over Heels.” Directed by Michael Mayer, this disjointed period romp is part jukebox musical, part picaresque fantasy and often thoroughly bizarre. In its out-of-town tryout at San Francisco’s Curran Theater before bopping onto Broadway, this…

How humble houseplants became a hot home trend

Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. If you’re looking for a new addiction, one that is actually good for your health, it’s time to get in on the houseplant movement. Social media communities with names like Urban Jungle, Potted Jungle and Jungalow are…

Coachella 2018: Weekend 2 camping delayed due to high winds; here’s what to do

Due to bad weather, Coachella campers will have to pitch their tents a little later than planned this weekend. Originally slated to open Thursday morning, the campground for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is instead expected to open at 3 a.m. Friday, April 20, concert officials announced Wednesday afternoon, advising concert goers to delay their arrival until the…