OAKLAND, CA – June 26: A two-bedroom, one-bath home at 1386 62nd Avenue in Oakland listed at $408,000 is photographed in Oakland , Calif., on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. When the Bay Area home market took off in April 2012, the median home sale price was $425,000. That price point has nearly vanished in Santa Clara County, and is extinct in San Mateo and San Francisco counties. This property is an example of what is available today at that 2012 median sale price. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) RICHMOND, CA – June 26: A three-bedroom, one-bath home at 1904 Costa Avenue listed at $425,000 is photographed in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. When the Bay Area home market took off in April 2012, the median home sale price was $425,000. That price point has nearly vanished in Santa Clara County, and is extinct in San Mateo and San Francisco counties. This property is an example of what is available today at that 2012 median sale price. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News … [Read more...] about The (nearly) impossible search for a cheap Bay Area home
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How did you sleep last night? If you’re over 65, I hope it was better than many others your age. In a study by the National Institute on Aging of more than 9,000 Americans aged 65 and older, more than half said they had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Many others who believe they spend an adequate number of hours asleep nonetheless complain of not feeling rested when they get up. Chronic insomnia, which affects 5 percent to 10 percent of older adults, is more than just exhausting. It’s also linked to an increased risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, depression, anxiety and premature death. It may also be a risk factor for dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease. Studies based on more than 1,700 men and women followed over many years by researchers at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine found that the risk of developing hypertension was five times greater among those who slept less than five hours a night and 3 1/2 … [Read more...] about Insomnia: Health risks lurk in the still of the night
St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended one game for his hit from behind on Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelyck in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, the NHL’s department of player safety (DoPS) announced Thursday evening. The punishment comes a day after Sundqvist was whistled for boarding late in the first period of Boston’s 3-2 overtime loss Wednesday. With the puck behind Boston’s net, an off-balance Grzelcyk looked to gain possession when Sundqvist sent him crashing into the glass. Grzelcyk immediately grabbed his helmet before falling to the ice. He stayed down, holding his head, before exiting the game. Grzelcyk did not return to action and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. Coach Bruce Cassidy announced on Thursday morning that he has entered concussion protocol and will not travel with the team to St. Louis. “We’re going to list him as day to day,” Cassidy said at Warrior Ice Arena. DoPS said the hit was … [Read more...] about Oskar Sundqvist suspended one game for hit on Matt Grzelcyk
Wally Wright, the Salt Lake City developer who transformed the city’s antique transit barns into the Trolley Square shopping center, died Sunday, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his family said. He was 84. When Wright first contemplated the old bus barns at 500 South and 600 East in the late 1960s, they were an eyesore, operating essentially as a garage for the National City Line and later Utah Transit Authority buses and Utah Power maintenance vehicles. The block was filled with junked vehicles, and fenced off by barbed wire. “There wasn’t a bush or a tree on this place,” Wright told The Salt Lake Tribune in 1997. “It was an industrial property, a junkyard. When I told people I was going to do this, they told me not to waste my time. I’m glad I did.” Wright wanted to turn the barns — which had been the headquarters of Salt Lake City’s electric trolley car system in 1908 — into something similar to … [Read more...] about He turned Trolley Square into a mall and restored three classic Salt Lake City high rises. Wally Wright, a pioneering developer, dies at 84.
By Julie V. Iovine The Wall Street Journal Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 If there are themes connecting the best architecture of 2018, one of them is certainly the eagerness of architects to give shape to complex and varied experiences, the more sensory the better. This is architecture that offers a sequence of events revealed gradually with constantly shifting perspectives, as opposed to classic modernism’s tightly controlled image of architecture as geometric tableau. The approach is taken to enchanting extremes at Glenstone, a private museum of contemporary art in Potomac, Md., where there’s a 10-minute stroll through woodsy glens and sculpture-strewn meadows just to get from the car park to the museum entrance. A 230-acre rural estate, Glenstone expanded this year from a smallish gallery to a vast campus designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners within a landscape by PWP Landscape Architecture. The main building is not a single edifice, but actually 11 pavilions … [Read more...] about The best architecture of 2018