San Jose Streamlines Permits, Approvals To Build Affordable Backyard 'Granny Units'Recognizing the permit and approval process for so-called “granny units” as onerous, expensive, and time-consuming, the city of San Jose has streamlined the steps and cut red tape.
Building Backyard Housing To Be Easier If Proposed California Laws PassThe answer to California’s housing crisis might be right in our own backyards - literally.
Creative Backyard Bar Projects To Do With DadHelp Dad get the bar he's always dreamed of by not only gifting him the bar, but building it with him. It'll make for a great gift and place to stock some drinks and add to the backyard.
Tree In SF Backyard May Be Granted Landmark Status, Despite Homeowner Wanting To Chop It DownThe fate of a tall and slender pine tree in the backyard of a San Francisco house at the center of a dispute among neighbors is now in the hands of the Board of Supervisors.
How To Build The Perfect Backyard Tree HouseA backyard hideout is a childhood wonder. If you always dreamed of your own tree house as a child, consider fulfilling that wish by building one for your own kids.
Black Bear Captured After Roaming Monterey StreetsThe city of Monterey was busy dealing with a curious bear in the streets Sunday.
Backyard Pools May Be More Drought-Friendly Than A LawnAs more and more California residents are looking for ways to limit their water consumption during the drought, a group of experts say a pool could actually save water in the long run.
Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek BackyardA leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.
San Francisco Man With Devil Name, 2 Others Charged In Murder And Backyard Burial In North CarolinaA San Francisco native who adopted the devil name used in the movie "The Exorcist" is one of three arrested in North Carolina for murder after deputies found skeletal remains of two victims buried in shallow graves at a home there.
Drought Forcing Critters Into South Bay Backyards, Causing Pricey Problems For ResidentsSan Jose homeowners are dealing with an influx of unwanted visits from critters that may be distraught due to the drought.
Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Backyard Of Concord Home, Narrowly Missing HouseA man suspected of driving drunk was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing into the backyard a Concord home where a family of three was sleeping, a police sergeant said.
Geico Banner Ad Falls From Plane, Lands On Fremont HomeAn advertising banner touting Geico insurance fell from a plane towing it over Fremont on Monday, striking power lines and landing on a home.
Orinda Dad Builds Roller Coaster In Backyard For His ChildrenA father in Orinda built something in his backyard for his children that most kids can only dream about: a roller coaster.
Mountain Lion Spotted In Millbrae Home's BackyardA mountain lion was reported in a residential backyard in Millbrae early Friday morning, according to San Mateo County emergency officials.
Burlingame Resident Finds Mountain Lion In His BackyardA mountain lion was spotted in the backyard of a home in the hills of Burlingame early Wednesday morning, San Mateo County emergency officials said.