The “Other” Wine Country – Livermore Valley

By: Jim Walberg, staff writer for The Bay Area Team

In Northern California, the world’s attention is on the Napa and Sonoma wine regions. Each wine region in the United States has an appellation designation; Napa, Sonoma, Willamette Valley, etc. Well, there is another wine region / appellation in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area – the Livermore Valley.  You can be wine tasting at 67 different wineries within 25 minutes from Danville. Continue reading

East Bay Real Estate: Danville’s “Hot Summer Nights”!

The quality of life in the East Bay is probably the key factor of why I have lived here for over 40 years.  The warm friendly community-minded people, the world class schools, the weather, fine dining, outdoor activities on Mt. Diablo and Las Trampas, close proximity to San Francisco, the wine country, Carmel, and Lake Tahoe, are just a few of the reasons I call Danville home.  Another of those reasons is the way Danville produces fun events throughout the year; 4th of July Parade; Art festivals; Summer concerts; and, Hot Summer Nights Car Shows. Last Thursday night, July 21st was the first one of 2011.  The next one is August 18th.  The Town closes the streets and the classic cars start showing up for the show about noon.  It is almost as if you walk into a Norm Rockwell painting. Continue reading