California's 8 greatest mid-century modern architectural photographers

Today's artists with the camera and the houses that 'speak' to them

Intimate detail and modern flair of San Francisco glass artist David Patchen

Author steers us back to the 1960s and her life filled with magic, mayhem and Eichlers

Home Improvement

Beefing Up Home Security
With residential break-ins on the rise, here are today’s most effective ways to keep burglars away from your door
Kitchen Remodeling
Old kitchens, new looks—getting started with a strategy plan for kitchen renewal


Renewing River City Commons - South Natomas, Sacramento
Homeowner pride mounts as locals spiff up once-scruffy Strengs of River City Commons
Harmony in the Hills
Oakland Eichlers’ historic charm inspiration for us all


Painting the Town
When mosaic master Alfonso Pardiñas lit up the Bay Area with his colored glass and lively personality
Destiny’s Calling
From Matisse to mid-century modern—East Bay painter Fernando Reyes wows fans with his joyous abstractions