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Sep.19.2016

Apartment Living Etiquette for Good Neighbors

National Good Neighbor Day is September 28, we got to thinking about what makes a good Neighbor.

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Aug.25.2016

Send Summer Off With a Splash

One last splashy summer hurrah is on deck. On the pool deck, that is.

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Aug.16.2016

The Best Breweries in the Bay Area to Sate Your Hop’s Desire

It goes without saying that wine lovers have an easy time finding a good local drink in the Bay Area. But if you prefer grains and yeast to tannins and grapes, don't despair – beer lovers have some great choices too.

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Jul.19.2016

Cell Coverage in Your Apartment: Dropping Calls and Dropping Bars

We have easy fixes for this all-too-common issue.

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Jul.13.2016

Prepping for Summer Travels? Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Home for Vacation Too

Getting your home for vacation is just as important as planning your itinerary!

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Jun.21.2016

Adventurous Activities to Upgrade Your Seattle Summer

We’ve compiled a list of Seattle’s most wild and wacky activities (like aerial adventures and chainsaw carving!) for you to try … if you dare.

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Jun.17.2016

Bird Houses, Teepee Tents and Flannel: Observations from our Creative Suites

We don't have traditional models ... we have "Creative Suites," designed to help you think creatively and explore the possibilities.

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Jun.09.2016

Summer is Sizzling: How Can You Beat the Heat in Your Home?

Sometimes even A/C isn’t enough when the mercury inches upwards. Here are our top tips for keeping your cool during the summer.

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Jun.03.2016

Catch Some ZZZs: 5 Tips on Getting Sleep in Your Apartment

Have noisy neighbors? Located on a raucous road? Follow our advice, and we’ll have you back to counting sheep in no time.

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May.26.2016

How to Hold an Apartment Summer Party Your Friends Will Love

No backyard? No problem! It’s easy to host a summer BBQ if you’re an apartment dweller. 

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May.17.2016

Double Your Impact: 2016 POrCH Challenge

Prometheus will match gifts made through the 2016 POrCH Challenge to four local non-profits. Donate today!

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May.10.2016

Shoot for the Stars: How to Find That Perfect Apartment Using Yelp

What do you do when the stars don’t align and you see a low score for the home of your dreams?

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May.06.2016

Your Apartment Security Deposit Refund: 7 Can’t-Miss Tips

Making smart decisions when you’re preparing to move out can help you get the maximize your refund.

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Apr.27.2016

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Apartment Security Deposit Refund … Before You Even Move In

Not thinking about your refund before moving in? You’re doing it wrong.

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Apr.22.2016

Let’s Not Celebrate Earth Day Today

Earth Day is the worst thing to happen to the sustainability movement – it created a single event instead of a way of living. Earth Day is like dieting for one day and expecting to lose 20 pounds.

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Apr.12.2016

April is National Volunteer Month, and Prometheus is Giving Back through POrCH

We strive to be good neighbors by helping take care of the communities in which we work and live. Join us for National Volunteer Month in giving back.

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Apr.05.2016

Bring Spring Blooms Inside Your Apartment

Spring has finally sprung, and everything’s coming up roses. But why should all the fun be outside? We have 5 fun ways to spruce up your rooms with flowery springtime statements.

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Mar.21.2016

6 Helpful Tips for Pups in Your Apartment

National Puppy Day is Wednesday, March 23. To celebrate, we’ve put together six helpful tips for having happy pups of all ages in your apartment and around your Neighborhood.

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Mar.14.2016

6 Sustainable Ways to Go Green on St. Pat’s Day

Saint Patrick's Day is all about the green. This year, along with green beer and four-leaf clovers, consider going green for the environment, too.

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Mar.11.2016

How to Find Great Vintage Home Décor Items

Decorating your apartment with chic, vintage pieces is a fun way to spice up your space. Follow our guide and you'll be on your way to finding your next new (or at least new-to-you) vintage piece.

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Mar.04.2016

6 Seattle Spots Your Visiting Friends Will Love

Destination Seattle: Check out these spots that are off the beaten path.

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Feb.24.2016

5 Ways to Pair Girl Scout Cookies with Wine, Because of Course You Should

Sometimes it’s not enough to enjoy Girl Scout cookies with a glass of cold milk. Have you ever tried pairing them with an adult beverage?

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Feb.18.2016

Our Favorite Portland Breweries

Does beer make you hoppy? Us too! Check out some of our favorite Portland breweries, then let us know which is your fave.

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Feb.09.2016

9 Offbeat Valentine’s Date Ideas in the Bay Area

If you’re looking for something special and different to do this Valentine’s Day, we can help! Uniqueness is always a win so here are some more offbeat approaches to celebrating Valentine’s Day ideas in the Bay Area.

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Feb.03.2016

Indoor Dog Activities for Dreary Days

Is your pup pining for the dog days of summer? When winter weather doesn’t allow for walks or trips to the dog park, you can still find ways to exercise your dog’s mind and body inside your home. We have some fun suggestions for indoor dog games when “sit” and “stay” get stale.

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Jan.27.2016

Avoid the Temptation to Curl Up By the Fire with These Workout Ideas

It’s that time of year again – when everyone starts hitting the gym. There are other options out there, though. If you’re looking for some alternative workouts during these dark winter months, here are some suggestions.

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Jan.19.2016

Design Spotlight: Hearth Apartments

Located in the heart of Santa Clara, California, Hearth Apartments is one of Prometheus’ newest ground-up builds.

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Jan.12.2016

Employees That Rule: Marissa Ticas

A “thank you” goes a long way, so at Prometheus we have an employee program called TORCH.

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Jan.04.2016

The Resolve to Change Habits, Not Make Huge Resolutions

We’ve broken our share of New Year’s resolutions in the past, and if you have too then this is for you.

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Dec.29.2015

5 Tips to Make Holiday Packing Effortless

We hope your holidays mean time with family and friends, toasting champagne and enjoying annual traditions.

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Dec.21.2015

Top 5 Tips From Our Awesome Maintenance Teams

Did you know that rice and pasta shouldn’t go in the garbage disposal? Neither did we.

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Dec.16.2015

Staying Fit During the Holidays: Workouts You Can Do in Your Apartment

Remember that time you lost weight during the holidays?

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Nov.30.2015

Giving Thanks In Our Neighborhoods

Through our program called POrCH (Promethean Outreach and Community Help), Prometheans (Prometheus employees) and Neighbors (residents) participate in volunteer opportunities year-round. And this Thanksgiving, we’re giving thanks through service activities up and down the West Coast. Here’s a peek at what’s going on:

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Nov.30.2015

Making Apartments Feel Like Home Since 1965

This year, Prometheus is celebrating a big milestone – our 50th anniversary. This landmark gives us an opportunity to celebrate and also to recognize our Prometheans who have shaped our culture and made our organization what it is.

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Nov.29.2015

Energy Savings: Game Your Video Game Consoles

Prometheus’ Director of Ancillary Services and resident green expert Mary Nitschke likes to help our Neighbors save energy (and money!).

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Oct.27.2015

Put Summer Away: Fall Closet Organization Tips You Haven’t Tried Yet

The change in weather can happen suddenly, and some of us are left chilly in sundresses and shorts. It’s time to put summer away and swap out our warm weather clothes for sweaters and jackets. There’s just one little problem – where is that jacket you loved wearing? And what happened to your favorite jeans?

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Oct.14.2015

Fall Farmers Market Finds

In the Fall, we can (sort of) objectively say the West Coast is the best coast – farmer’s markets don’t end with the last sunset of Summer.  Recently we discovered just how many farmer’s markets don’t end when summer is over – which is great news to us.

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Aug.21.2015

Easy Ways to Beat the Heat

Learn some great ways to keep cool this summer without giving your entire paycheck to the electric company.

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Jul.24.2015

Small Desks for Small Spaces

Here’s a shortlist of a few small, but notable, desk ideas in a range of prices and styles to help you become more organized and productive in even the tightest of spaces.

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Jul.20.2015

[Infographic] Are Your Food Choices Feeding the Drought Problem?

Check out this handy infographic to see how much water you really use each day—all based on your food choices!

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Jul.17.2015

Feng Shui Your Way to a Happier Life

if you’ve never tried decorating by the rules of feng shui, you just might be surprised how a few minor adjustments to your bedroom’s decor and layout can get things rolling in a positive direction. Check out these easy tips here.

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Jul.16.2015

How to Grow Your Own Indoor Garden

It’s possible to show off your green thumb and grow your own fresh veggies and herbs, even in a small apartment. Check out our small space gardening tips.

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Jul.03.2015

Festive, Easy Fourth of July Recipes

Looking for festive, easy Fourth of July recipes for your BBQ or to bring along with you? We’ve got some great, stress-free options! Check them out now.

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Jul.02.2015

Planning the Ultimate Fourth of July Party

Planning the ultimate Fourth of July party is easier than you think. Start by working with what you have and go from there. Learn more on our blog now.

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Jun.25.2015

Simple Healthy Meals: Post-Workout Snacks

Looking for simple healthy meals or snacks to enjoy after a workout? We’ve got some great, easy ideas that can be eaten on the go. Check them out here!

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Jun.23.2015

Easy At-Home Exercises for Small Spaces

Getting exercise without having to leave your home is possible, we promise! Check out some of our easy exercises that can be done in small spaces.

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Jun.17.2015

The Ultimate Guide to Farmers Markets: What to Buy

Getting spring foods in season, right from the source, is easy to do when shopping at farmers markets. Check out our ultimate guide to navigating them and what to buy.

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Jun.05.2015

The Ultimate Guide to Farmers Markets: Locations

To help in your search of a healthier lifestyle, we've round up the best Farmers Markets in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles.

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Jun.03.2015

Out and About in San Francisco: Jazz, Dragons and Tower of Power

The Bay Area comes alive this June with a knockout lineup of outdoor events and festivities that truly has something for everyone. From triathlons to unbeatable live music and carnivals, here’s a shortlist of some of the key June events going on around us – so mark your calendar!

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May.27.2015

Add a Pop of Spring Color Into Your Bathroom

Check out these simple and affordable ways to decorate your bathroom with spring colors, featuring decor from Sausalito, Calif. designers Serena and Lily, Garnett Hill, Budi Kwan from All Modern, and Talona.

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May.26.2015

How to Potty Train a Puppy in an Apartment

Raising a puppy in an apartment doesn’t come without its challenges. Here are some helpful tips to consider when potty training your puppy in small spaces and without a yard.

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May.21.2015

Simple and Easy Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day is right around the corner! To make it easier to prep for the festivities, we’re sharing some of our favorite easy recipes and menus.

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May.19.2015

Pay It Forward: Products That Give Back

When selecting décor and products for your apartment, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of potential objects vying for our hard-earned dollars.

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Apr.24.2015

Out and About in Portland: Zombies, Art, Whiskey and Roses

May is just around the corner and that means warmer temps are in store for our Neighbors in Portland.

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Apr.21.2015

The Must-Have, Best Apartment Amenities

If you’ve ever looked for an apartment before, you know that there are amenities and then there are amenities.

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Apr.20.2015

Have You Been Wasting 33 Gallons of Water a Day?

Between using the dishwasher only when there’s a full load to taking showers instead of baths, you can easily save hundreds of gallons of water every day.

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Apr.07.2015

Sesame Street Water Shortage

I am fairly certain that you are aware that California is in critical drought conditions and there is real fear that our reservoirs will be dry in a year.

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Apr.06.2015

How to keep your apartment safe when traveling

You’re going on vacation - and you deserve it! Just don’t forget to do a safety check before you head out.

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Apr.02.2015

Organizing your living room

Your apartment’s living room is working overtime, serving many different purposes.

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Mar.31.2015

How to Decorate a Small Apartment and Make a Big Impression

Sure, you may live in a small space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live large and in style!

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Mar.26.2015

Spring (Cleaning) Fever

For many, the transition to daylight savings time often triggers a near-instinctive urge to scrub the floors and participate in the unfathomable tradition we collectively call spring cleaning.

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Mar.25.2015

Midcentury Finds For Your Modern Apartment

Splurging on iconic contemporary and Danish modern apartment furniture can be an investment.

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Mar.23.2015

Springtime in the Bay Area

The Bay Area often serves up some of its nicest weather during the springtime - making this an exceptional season to get out and explore the many things to do in San Francisco.

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Mar.19.2015

Organizing your bedroom

Many of us spend up to 8 hours a day in our bedroom—sleeping, relaxing and, if we’re lucky, making romance.

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Mar.16.2015

Eclectic Apartment Décor Pieces

Browsing for intriguing eclectic apartment décor while sipping your morning coffee can be an exciting and inspiring journey.

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Mar.13.2015

First Apartment Essentials Checklist – New Apartment Essentials

Congratulations on your first apartment! Having a space of your own means you can have fun decorating and really making it your own.

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Mar.12.2015

Budget-Friendly Apartment Decorating Tips

Updating your apartment décor with the latest style doesn’t have to consume your wallet.

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Mar.11.2015

How to Clean Stainless Steel

Despite its name, stainless steel isn’t always stainless. It can be difficult to keep clean, can gather a myriad of fingerprints and streaks and it can even stain!

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Mar.10.2015

5 Tips for Staying Warm

On February 2, 2015, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his burrow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter.

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Mar.02.2015

Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream of having a pet.

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Feb.27.2015

2015 Pantone Color of the Year

The color Marsala (18-1438) is the official 2015 pantone color of the year.

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Feb.27.2015

Declutter Your Apartment: Organizing Your Kitchen

As you endeavor to streamline your kitchen, here are a few helpful tips for organizing your kitchen that can inspire a more enjoyable cooking and entertaining environment.

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Feb.25.2015

How to Declutter Your Apartment

Life can get messy and chaotic, but your apartment doesn’t have to be!

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Feb.20.2015

fitmob Mobile Fitness App – New Reality of Fitness

Many of us resolved to get in better shape this year, but we don’t always follow through…

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Feb.09.2015

Valentine’s Day- DIY Decor

Perhaps you’re gearing up to host a Valentine’s dinner at your apartment, or maybe you just really enjoy the holiday and like to spread the message of love around your apartment to make you feel warm and fuzzy.

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Feb.06.2015

Got Milk Frother?

As the winter temperatures drop, it’s good to surround yourself with lots of warm creature comforts.

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Feb.06.2015

Gunnar: geek or chic?

The bright and crisp beauty of today’s retina screens on iPhones, iPads, and computers is something to behold.

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Feb.06.2015

Layer it Up

Everyone knows that winter means layers —from cashmere sweaters, fleece, and cozy scarves.

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Jan.12.2015

Cheers To Celebrating 50 Years

Throughout 2015 we're going to be celebrating a very big milestone: Prometheus' 50th Anniversary.

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Jan.09.2015

Apps to Download For a New Year & New You

It’s that time of year again, when we vow to improve ourselves with a list of unrealistic New Year’s resolutions to help us live a better, wealthier, healthier, and happier life.

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Jan.09.2015

Move Over Siri, the Fetch App Is In Town

The holiday crunch is over and the warpspeed you were operating in to complete projects by end of year has slowed.

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Jan.05.2015

Say You Want a Resolution

I like resolutions because they give me that point I can begin from, and measure my work from.  Someone once told said “You cannot manage what you do not measure.”

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Dec.30.2014

Small Bites for a Lucky New Year

Traditions, both old and new, are the warm and fuzzy underpinnings of any festive holiday season, and New Year’s Eve is no exception.

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Dec.30.2014

Project: New Year’s Décor

The countdown to 2015 is on, but there’s still time to work out some stylish special effects for your New Years Eve soiree.

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Dec.19.2014

Vintage Barware Within Reach

The demand for craft-cocktails continues to evolve, our barware may be sadly out of date..Perhaps it's time for an upgrade?

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Dec.12.2014

Good For What Ails You… Hangover Remedies To Nurse Your Holiday Spirit

We’re not doctors, but we play one online…Just kidding.

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Dec.12.2014

Holiday Hostess Gifts

Holiday party season is in full swing and you need hip hostess gifts—and fast! Here are a few simple and affordable suggestions that will leave a lasting impression, and secure your spot on next year’s guest list.

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Dec.09.2014

Sustainable Holidays

With the Shopping Season creeping up like a hungry “Liger” (half Lion/half Tiger), I thought it would be fun to start thinking of ways we can make our Holidays more sustainable.

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Dec.04.2014

18 Reasons – A Community Cooking School With a Purpose

With so much emphasis on food this season, it’s a good moment to remember those who are less fortunate than us.

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Nov.26.2014

Fred’s Steak: It’s What’s For Dinner

Do you want to quickly host a festive meal with loved ones?

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Nov.25.2014

DIY Touches For Your Thanksgiving Table

Looking to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving decor but your craft skills haven’t progressed much beyond the hand-turkey drawings you made in grade school? Here are a couple simple DIY ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help make your holiday a warm and memorable experience.

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Nov.25.2014

Project: Appetizer – Scallops and Spoons

Another quick foodie tip for our time-pressed Prometheus Neighbors.

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Nov.20.2014

Guest Room Touches

Hosting overnight guests in your apartment should be more than simply offering a place to crash - it’s an opportunity to roll out the red carpet with a few thoughtful touches to make their stay a memorable experience.

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Nov.18.2014

When Your Apartment Guests Come A’ Knockin…

First impressions can make a lasting impression. As the holiday countdown continues, you’ll probably want to make sure your apartment is presentable for company, and that includes tidying up your unruly entryway.

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Nov.13.2014

SnowBomb: Ski & Snowboard Festival

This weekend marks the arrival of the annual SnowBomb Ski and Snowboard Festival in Sacramento (San Francisco, and San Jose took place earlier this month).

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Nov.07.2014

Bar Cabinets to Preserve Your Holiday Sanity

Whether you’re decorating a new apartment, or looking for a fresh piece for your current pad, a hip, stand-alone bar cabinet is always a glamorous symbol of polished hosts.

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Nov.04.2014

Spring Forward and Fall Back

In California, I really don’t count fall as one of our “Seasons.”  I think we have two seasons—winter and summer.

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Oct.28.2014

The Beauty of Zero Emissions

Longing for a car that’s easy on the eyes and reflects your progressive values and zest for life? Chances are you’ve been eyeing a Tesla.

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Oct.24.2014

Frightful Mazes and Tours for Halloween!

The Peninsula and South Bay are riddled with spooky spirits and haunting adventures this weekend.

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Oct.16.2014

Get Drunk on Words

The 15th Annual Litquake is upon us - an extravaganza of literary events featuring hundreds of authors and journalists.

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