Black Friday deals: 5 reasons people camp out for them
By Julie Westfall, Digital First Media
11/21/2012 01:20:44 PM PST
11/21/2012 01:23:34 PM PST
Denise Smith-Lad, left, asks her grandson Jordan Smith, 6, what he would like to eat as they camp in front of a Best Buy store in Cockrell Hill, Texas, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Smith and her family have come early to line up for the the shopping deals available the day after Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (LM Otero)
As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too.