This year one of our favorite projects was featured in the Children’s Support League (CSL) Annual Heart of the Home tour. If you don’t know about the Children’s Support League, please take a moment to read through this article to learn about one of the finest organizations in the Bay Area.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead I am passionate about home and family and love to give back to organizations that support folks who don’t have the full capacity to care for them. This weekend I will be volunteering as House Captain on a [...]
My Mother’s surname is Arana and I am Ernesto Perez Arana. I originally come from Guatemala, but I often say that I was born again in San Francisco, Dolores Park to be exact. In the 1980s I made the City my home and that there is where I took up the Craft, the trade of painting homes. I work with my hands and while I [...]
Our youngest child Alexi went away to sleep away camp for the first time last week. What a milestone! Through the San Leandro School District, he and his classmates went to Camp Arroyo located within the East Bay Regional Park District and just 45 minutes south of Oakland. “Camp Arroyo,” says the Camp’s website, “is a beautiful residential camp serving children year-round as a [...]
Even though I am not a Bay Area native, I may as well be. I visited from the East Coast in 1984 and never looked back. The Oakland/East Bay hills, San Francisco and Alameda are a Painter’s paradise, and it is here that I found the ability to work year-round doing what I love. And hey, how about the Warriors after all these years! I [...]