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March 30, 2011 | 2:33 pm

City of Oakland Fines Urban Homesteading Author Novella Carpenter

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Homesteader Novella Carpenter, author of the book “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer,” says she will not sell produce from her “Pop-Up Farmstand” as planned because she was threatened with a fine by an Oakland city worker. Yesterday, Carpenter reported on her blog Ghost Town Farm that she was visited by someone from […]

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Principal Sells Shoes to Help School

March 25, 2011 | 5:42 pm

Principal Sells Shoes to Help School

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Budget cuts in one California school district prompted a principal to consider her wardrobe as a funding solution. Michele Miller, the principal of Jackson Elementary in El Dorado Hills east of Sacramento, is offering up for sale 285 pairs of shoes from her collection. She hopes the sale will help close the district’s budget gap […]

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