September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Financial Focus

Keep Your Money Working Hard For You

Labor Day is upon us. We honor the contributions of working men and women - in other words, people just like you. More...

A New Fitness Craze - Hula Hooping?

What used to be child's play is now a 21stcentury form of exercise. San Francisco is a leader in hooping

SAN FRANCISCO - It's a common sight in San Francisco - the green grass of a neighborhood park is accented by brightly colored hoops twirling at improbable angles around people grooving stylishly to dance music under the afternoon sun. More...

The Sunday Visit

In our fast-paced society, a few holdouts for the sit-and-chat tradition

Last Sunday I made a visit to some new neighbors down the block. No specific purpose in mind, just an opportunity to touch base, sit at the kitchen table, have some tea, and chat. As I did so, it occurred to me how rare the Sunday visit has become. More...

People Making A Difference

This consumer advocate teams up with analysts and rates products to make shoppers smarter

SAN FRANCISCO - Dara O'Rourke wants to change the way we shop. He already is spurring a growing number of cautious consumers to think twice about what they buy - from soap to soup, detergent to deodorant. More...