| Jun 23, 2009
| 1:13 PM
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Located on 3rd street in between Mission and Howard, this grassy knoll studded with ultra modern buildings showcases a commanding view of San Francisco's skyline. From the contemporary art center presenting...
| Jul 12, 2009
-- If your circle of friends includes self-styled urban sophisticates, a declaration that you like to take your family vacation in and near Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is a bit like announcing you're a fan of Ann Coulter at a global-warming...
| Jul 31, 2009
The red-and-white ferry boats shuttling between Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula are still jammed with cars, shirtless teens and tourists on bicycles.
Luxury yachts -- many bigger than most motor homes -- still crowd the blue waters off the...
| Aug 9, 2009
I am a creature of habit. For 20 years, I have been making biennial two-week vacation trips to Maui, staying in the same unit at the same condo complex, following essentially the same daily routine: morning exercise, breakfast, beach, lunch, nap, beach,...
| Jun 13, 2009
Mike Meyer and Ronnie Russell prefer to vacation far from their Newport Beach home, but a recent excursion found them plying the placid blue waters of Big Bear Lake aboard a faux pirate ship.
The couple own a condo in this mountain community, and this is...
| Aug 14, 2009
Take away the boardwalk fries, the crowded streets, the saltwater taffy, the "I'm With Stupid" T-shirts, and what do you have?
Pocomoke River State Park.
Granted, there are some other trade-offs involved in swapping Ocean City for the greater Pocomoke...
| Sep 11, 2009
This article contains revised material.
The federal government, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is offering a leg up on home ownership. But don't be caught lagging behind. A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 12:26 PM
To many visitors, South Bass Island is about two things: golf carts and partying. The golf carts are everywhere. They swarm the downtown like flies. People rent them to traverse the island's 4-mile length and mile-and-a-quarter width. Cops have golf carts...
| Sep 12, 2009
Wells Fargo & Co., seeking to distance itself from a company executive's alleged personal use of a $12-million beachfront Malibu home owned by the bank, said Friday that it would "take decisive action" against any employee "who may have violated Wells...
| Sep 25, 2009
If you've been thinking about buying a home, especially if you're a first-time buyer, folks in the real estate industry want to send you a message: Come on in, the water's fine. This may indeed be a great time for you to buy. But learn about common buying...
| Feb 19, 2009
Borrowers Who Are Current on Their Mortgage Are Asking:
1. What help is available for borrowers who stay current on their mortgage payments but have seen their homes decrease in value?
Under the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan, eligible...