LeeAnne Jones

Contributing Writer, Via

LeeAnne Jones is the former managing editor of Via. Previously, she was the managing editor of Diablo magazine, and her work has also appeared in Rhapsody, Napa Sonoma, and Sacramento.


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What's New at Zoos and Aquariums in the West

Unique creatures, family programs, and more.
Oakland Zoo Gondola with the Oakland Hills and a sunset in the background.

Oakland Zoo Turns 100

See California condors and grizzly bears while supporting wildlife conservation efforts around the world.
Sutter Creek, California Main Street in the Sierra Foothills.

Sierra Nevada Day Trips

On your way to the snow, detour for wine, gold, and giant sequoias.
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Top Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Want to cover a lot of ground on a quick trip to one of the West's best national parks? Here's how.
A dad carves a pumpkin with his daughters on their porch.

How to Have a Fun Halloween at Home

Six ways to get into the spirit, even if you’re staying in this year.
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Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

The heat of the season is tough on vehicles. A little prep can help you steer clear of trouble.
A white SUV drives on a highway in Utah.

How to Navigate Utah DMV Services During Covid-19

Discover which tasks may be completed online, in person, or at your local AAA branch.
Cars drive on the highway towards Reno, Nevada.

How to Navigate Nevada DMV Services During Covid-19

Discover which tasks may be completed online, in person, or at your local AAA branch.
AAA Member completes DMV transaction at a AAA Branch.

How to Navigate California DMV Services During Covid-19

Discover which tasks may be completed online, in person, or at your local AAA branch.
A dad uses a tablet to teach his son.

5 Remote-Learning Tips for Parents

Re-create school at home.
apple cider and spices on a marble table.

5 Cozy Winter Drinks to Make Now

Sip on a cup of comfort and nostalgia with these recipes.
A couple warm their feet in front of a fire.

6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Find calm while you prepare for the holidays with this simple checklist.
a senior mother touches her adult daughter's arm with warmth

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Finances

Conversations about money aren’t easy, but the right approach goes a long way.
A father carries an infant in a car seat.

How to Clean Car Seats and Boosters

Remove stains and smells without compromising safety.
Cyclists on road towards Mount Diablo's summit in Contra Costa County, California

Hiking in Mount Diablo State Park

Mount Diablo State Park lures hikers with diverse trails and stunning views.