Author: Cheri Gyuro

VIDEO: Paradise Lost, Paradise Found: Fire Victims Rebuild with Help from Architects and Contractors

After a devastating fire turned their community into a ghost town, residents of Paradise in Northern California are ready to start over. California architects and contractors are stepping up to help rebuild their town, making way for a new Paradise. One property owner isn’t taking any chances and will use a fireproof material to reconstruct…

Take a Deep Breath—it’s Good for You

A woman in a field of yellow flowers

Take a deep breath. Feel better?  It’s supposed to. Taking a deep breath and doing it correctly is known to be good for your physical and emotional health no matter what situation you’re in. When experiencing stress, anxiety and trauma, breathing can be short and shallow with most of the air directed toward the chest.…

VIDEO: Cars Put on a Diet to Pave the Way for Alternate Modes of Transportation

Bicycle in a marked bike lane

Have you noticed green patches of paint popping up on California roads? How about parked cars in the middle of the street? Landscape architects and traffic engineers are making these changes by putting motorized vehicles on a “Road Diet.” It’s an effort to reduce single occupancy vehicles and accommodate bicycles, scooters, ride sharing and foot…

Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Avoid a Path to Dementia

It’s been said that when a family member is hard of hearing, the whole family has a hearing problem. That thought can be taken to another level when people are caring for loved ones who have a multitude of other health concerns caused by hearing loss. People who live with untreated hearing loss have an…

Recipe for the Perfect Road Diet

California’s surface streets have a few pounds to shed. From driverless cars to Uber, Lyft, three types of solid waste cans, electric scooters to bikes – busy urban roadways are over-crowded with new trends creating a challenge for road safety. Some communities are so over-burdened with clogged streets that traffic engineers are starting to put…