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Your 2015 fall reading list: Editors’ favorite books of the West

Requiem for a Duck

With heavy hearts, we learned that the Ducks—those decidedly un-glamorous, tourist-laden amphibious vehicles you might have seen cruising around Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the Embarcadero, and even in the Bay, outside AT&T Park—will quack no more in San Francisco.

The great American cabin

So, the New York Times’s T magazine is catching on to what Westerners have known for pretty much ever: Nothing beats a cabin for nourishing the American soul.

4 ways to keep your soil well-hydrated during the drought

After two very dry winters and recent mandates to conserve water, many of the Bay Area gardens I’ve been in this summer are very parched.