Avoid Playground Burns This Summer


Summer is the season of glorious sunshine and fun days spent in the great outdoors, and the latter is doubly true if you have kids. The warm weather isn’t all fun and games, however, so you should take extra care to follow these summer health tips to avoid playground burns until the weather cools back […]


Keep Things Organized in Your Kitchen


We offer gourmet kitchens in our Park Orchard Apartments, but cooking will not be an enjoyable experience if you have to scramble around your kitchen to find everything.  You can keep everything neat and orderly with the following kitchen organization tips. Use Open Storage: Use a bookcase to organize items such as your dinnerware, appliances […]


5 Books to Read This Summer


Looking for a good book? When making your summer reading lists, don’t forget to include these five outstanding best sellers. Half a King by Joe Abercrombie. Abercrombie is the master of description. You feel as though you are right there experiencing everything through the eyes of his characters. This fantasy novel is a definite “must […]


Have a Great Time With Friends at High Scores Arcade in Alameda

High Scores Arcade

Video games have come a long way since those heady days of the 70′s and 80′s, when the arcade reigned supreme and more than four colors was an extravagance. If you’re looking for a place to recapture that magic the High Scores Arcade might be top of your list of Alameda County attractions. With dozens […]


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Make New Furniture Look Antique With These Tips


You can make a piece of wooden furniture chic and hip by aging its look. Distressed furniture is in style. There is a noticeable difference between a nicely re-worked object and one that’s come straight from the junkyard. It takes some know-how to turn out a properly distressed piece. Here are some tips on how […]


Save Time and Money With These Back-To-School Shopping Tips


It seems like summer just began, but the kids will be headed back to school in no time. Plan ahead by beginning your school shopping now, before the lines get any longer. These back to school tips will save you time and money while shopping: Obtain the teacher’s list of school supplies, and stick to […]


You Don’t Have to Go Far For the Perfect Picnic This Summer


You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a delightful picnic! Does your apartment have a courtyard, or outdoor common area? Do you live near a park? Anyplace that you can unfurl a blanket is a prime picnic spot. Here are some perfect picnic tips to make your outing a blast: Pack ready to eat items. […]


Ideas to Make a Room in Your Apartment Into a Study Area


Are there students living in your apartment? Maybe your children are school age, or perhaps you’ve gone back to school. Students of all ages benefit from having a dedicated study space. Especially if you’re just moving into an apartment, consider these ideas for making a study area in your home. Look for multi-use furniture. There are, […]


Turning Antiques to Unique Furniture in Your Apartment


Spruce up your apartment’s decor by recycling old furniture into new and interesting conversation pieces. Antique and old furniture are often priced right to allow for experimentation as you transform them. Here are some ideas to spur your creativity. Old side tables make lovely stools. Look for wrought iron or other types of small tables. […]