How to Add Dimension to a Rental With Area Rugs

If you want to spruce up your space without doing a total home makeover, you might only need to add a single accent: an area rug. The huge variety of shapes, styles, and hues mean that there’s an area rug out there for everyone, regardless of your taste. Here’s how to bring some extra dimension […]

This Weekend Near Your Apartment: Oakland’s Eat Real Festival!

Billed as part state fair, part block party, and part street food festival, the Eat Real Festival in Oakland is really all about one thing: fresh, high-quality food. Only about a 25-minute drive from home at Jack London Square, the festival invites local chefs and restaurants to share sustainable, locally sourced bites. It’s going down […]

Roommate Drama? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

Living with other people can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges. It takes a while to learn how others operate on a daily basis, and there can be bumps along the way. If you find yourself butting heads with one of your roommates, follow these tips to bring everything back […]

Put on Your Dancing Shoes for the Mariachi Festival at City Hall Plaza

The 2019 Mariachi Festival brings Mexican culture stateside for a day of dancing, eating, and shopping. Next Friday, City Hall Plaza will transform into a colorful smorgasbord for the senses, but only from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Make sure you show up with plenty of time to enjoy everything that the free event has to […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

This Weekend Near Villa Morada: The Hayward Zucchini Festival!

Don’t be fooled by its name—the Hayward Zucchini Festival is about more than just produce. Yes, the festival includes a zucchini contest. The person with the best and biggest piece of produce will go home with a blue ribbon. But actually, the event is mostly a music festival that spans this entire weekend at the […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Aug. 15 Near Villa Morada: Hayward Downtown Street Party

This year, the Hayward Downtown Street Party marks its 20th birthday. That’s two decades of the community getting together a few times each summer to celebrate the warm weather with a classic car show and a lineup of fun entertainment. Catch the next (and the season’s final) installment of the Hayward Downtown Street Party on […]