Bay Area Patch Blogs: Prostitutes at The Homeless Shelter, Out-of-Control Dog Hair and Seals Threatened by Development

Plus, live simply and eat English toffee.

Photo courtesy of Debbie Laughlin.
Photo courtesy of Debbie Laughlin.

By Genevieve Bookwalter

Welcome to the first Greater Bay Area Patch blog roundup of 2014! This week we have a blogger's rant against johns dropping off prostitutes at a homeless shelter, efforts to save harbor seal habitat and a brilliant English toffee recipe (so much for those New Year’s resolutions). Read on for all of this and more, courtesy of your Bay Area Patch bloggers. 

This Livermore Patch blogger is fed up with johns dropping off prostitutes at the homeless shelter.

This blog from San Rafael Patch tells us all about the exciting efforts to add a popular beach to the state’s water trails.  

This Palo Alto Patch blogger will have you on your way to thinking good thoughts for all of 2014.  

Are you concerned about the new development at Alameda Point in Alameda? This Alameda Patch blogger has all the details you need for the upcoming meeting, plus efforts to help the harbor seals that now pull out at the site eyed for more ferry terminals.

How to banks decide whether to foreclose on a house? This Piedmont Patch blogger will tell you what goes into that decision.

This Newark Patch blogger is trying to go an entire year without buying new things for herself and her family. She’s making a few exceptions for food, underwear and the like. Follow her journey here.

Love your dog, hate the dog hair? Read tips from this San Ramon Patch blogger on how to keep canine shedding under control.

This week we’ll end with a New-Year’s-resolution-breaking recipe for English Toffee from this blogger on Berkeley Patch.





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