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April 2014 Publisher Letter

April 2014 Publisher Letter

We’ve packed our April issue with empowering tips and inspiring information to aid us all in thoughtfully and lovingly embracing a more Earth-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.

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Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Backyard Birds and Butterflies

Native Habitats Draw Critters and Delight Kids

Charming creatures will flock to the neighborhood if yards provide them with nutrients and shelter.

Culinary Mushroom Magic

Culinary Mushroom Magic

Delicate Powerhouses of Nutrition and Medicine

Ancient cultures believed mushrooms conferred immortality, and now science has verified that yes, their proteins, vitamins and compounds do have protective powers.

Pooch Protocol

Pooch Protocol

Good Manners Make a Dog Welcome

With careful owner training, dogs can learn to behave nicely in restaurants, offices and planes.

Qi Whiz

Qi Whiz

Qigong Steps Up Vitality and Serenity

Qigong’s gentle movements strengthen the body so it can take care of itself and will boost our overall health and happiness.

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Area Projects for Day of Peace

Project Peace will hold a Day of Peace on April 5. This volunteer service event will take place at sites in Berkeley, Oakland and Richmond.

Hook and Ladder Run Event in Livermore

The Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation announces its 6th Annual Hook and Ladder 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and Kids’ Fun Run.

Project ALERT Helps Find and Protect Kids

Project ALERT (America’s Law Enforcement Retirement Team), part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), is a team of approximately 170 retired local, state and federal law enforcement professionals who donate their time and experience to the law enforcement community.

Local Environmentalists Fight Sprawl in Dublin

Local environmental leaders, with support from the Sierra Club, Greenbelt Alliance and Save Mount Diablo, are working to fight urban sprawl in Doolan Canyon.

Mt. Diablo Time Trial Biking Event Benefits Charity

Team Blue Sky Events, Inc. (TBSE), of Walnut Creek, announces the inaugural Mt. Diablo Summit Ascent Time Trial, a cycling event for all skill levels.

Cider Summit Festival in Berkeley

The Cider Summit will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on April 26, at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park.

Archive »Kudos

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Home Renovations Aggravate Childhood Asthma

Home Renovations Aggravate Childhood Asthma

Consider Respiratory Conditions When Fixing Up the House

Ventilation and Cleaning Hinder Indoor Pollutants

Ventilation and Cleaning Hinder Indoor Pollutants

Keeping Healthy Spaces

Tomatoes Prevent and Even Treat Liver Disease

Tomatoes Prevent and Even Treat Liver Disease

The Power of Lycopene

Supplements Could Save $70 Billion in Medical Costs

Supplements Could Save $70 Billion in Medical Costs

Alternative Healthcare Management

Orange Oil Calms Kids in Dental Chairs

Orange Oil Calms Kids in Dental Chairs

Aromatherapy Helps with Visits to the Dentist

Olive Leaf Outperforms Diabetes Drug

Olive Leaf Outperforms Diabetes Drug

A Natural Treatment for Reducing Insulin Resistance

New Era Dentistry

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