Full Moon Mt. Wanda Walk

Full Moon Mt. Wanda Walk was a blog written for Diablo Magazine.

Spend a summer night under the full moon in Martinez for Contra Costa County views at dusk.

Martinez may not seem like the likeliest of places to find a clear view of the full moon, but the John Muir National Historic Site makes it easy to look past the industrialization and feel like you’re getting away from it all. Happy with the chance to spend some time outside, my boyfriend and I arrived at the base of Mt. Wanda with comfy shoes, a bottle of water, and not much else. We met upwards of 100 others, all ready for the evening stroll. Some had full-on hiking gear and walking sticks, while others sported blue jeans and T-shirts.

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Loved Twice Grows

Loved Twice Grows was a blog written for Diablo Magazine.

The 2011 Threads of Hope–winning nonprofit has a new headquarters to clothe more babies, thanks to coverage and donations.

The last time Diablo checked in with Lisa Klein, founder of Loved Twice, she was a 2011 Threads of Hope award recipient, honored for her time spent collecting baby clothes to be distributed to those in need. With roughly 400 local volunteers in her corner, thousands of pounds of donated clothing were stored and sorted in the basement of her home.


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