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How to Spot a Harbor Seal

They have spots.
August 15, 2019

Laugh It Up

This month's nightlife issue features our picks for where to see live comedy, show off your knowledge at a trivia night, or get your salsa, bachata, and merengue on.
August 14, 2019

Paul Glaviano Paints Landscapes Unlike Others

The Alameda artists wants viewers to see with their senses.
August 9, 2019

Photographer Lenny Gonzalez Knows How to Blend In

The Alameda music photographer has an uncanny chameleon-like ability to blend in despite having camera gear in tow.
August 7, 2019

Alameda City Hall Makes Room for Baby

Councilmember Malia Vella’s recent childbirth highlights several challenges faced by new mothers seeking to reintegrate into the workplace.
August 5, 2019
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Food & Drink

How to Make Yimm’s Sweet Corn Salad

Aya Amornpan turned to sweet corn when brainstorming unusual items to serve at Yimm, her new home-style Thai eatery that opened recently in Rockridge.
August 16, 2019

A Reset for Oliveto Café & Restaurant

Oliveto occupies a special niche of East Bay dining, and its most recent reset has happily strengthened its position.
August 16, 2019

Nosh Box: The Brews of Summer

August 1, 2019

The Story Behind Gioia Pizzeria’s Most Popular Pie

The most popular pie is the Julian, topped with kale, Calabrese sausage, onion, garlic, and chili flakes. Owners Karen and Will Gioia named it after their son.
July 26, 2019
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Arts & Culture

A Cure For Two Left Feet

Where to get started learning and practicing Latin dance, including salsa, bachata, merengue, and more.
August 14, 2019

New Short Stories, a 4-Song EP, and a Chefs’ Cookbook

Enjoy storytelling with a flair by Juan Alvarado Valdivia, confessional rock by Christopher Danzig, and delicious recipes from Bay Area chefs from Carolyn Jung.
August 13, 2019

Shanthi Sekaran, an East Bay Belletristic Star

From Jack London to Gertrude Stein to Michael Chabon, the East Bay has a rich literary history and present. Meet Shanthi Sekaran.
August 13, 2019

‘House of Joy’ at Cal Shakes

Madhuri Shekar’s ‘House of Joy’ takes place during the Mughal Empire, in “some time like the 17th century, in some place like Delhi."
August 12, 2019
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Life & Style

Bespoke Watch Projects Renews Interest in Watches

These made-to-order timepieces are crafted as accessible heirlooms by John McConnico, an architect for the wrist.
August 6, 2019

Pedalfest at JLS Extols All Things Bike

This bicycle celebration has it all: daredevils, stunt riders, and libations.
August 2, 2019

Shop, Eat and Play at University and MLK

Tucked between North Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley is a bustling community of arts, healing, shopping, and delicious treats.
July 29, 2019

GDS Cloth Goods Tells the Story of Textiles

Geana Sieburger’s aprons, smocks, jumpsuits, and reusable coffee filters are beautiful inside and out.
July 24, 2019
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Home & Garden

A Touch of Tuscany on Harbord Drive

This tri-level home with opulent gardens feels lush and lavish.
July 31, 2019

East Bay Real Estate Slowdown

After a dramatic six-year run-up in home sales and prices, a mild slowdown is underway in the East Bay.
July 30, 2019

A Kitchen Remodel Accommodates a Happy Clan

A big family with even bigger celebrations goes for a remodel that turns a small, cramped space into something grand.
July 24, 2019

Basement Remodels Are Big

When you can’t expand your house up or out, digging down for a basement addition might be just the thing.
July 22, 2019
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From Our Other Publications

Richmond Arts Center Tackles Nature and Culture

Here Is the Sea and Faces Without Noses, a pair of Richmond Art Center exhibitions, examine environmental and aesthetic themes. Nature and culture, again, do their eternal parallel-evolution dance, seen through sociopolitical/informational and aesthetic/poetic filters. It’s style-plus-content art that looks good and is good for us.
April 12, 2019

Katy Butler Writes About Navigating the End of Life In Her New Book

In the The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, author and Bay Area journalist Katy Butler pools her infinitely practical and deeply human expertise to coach people on the end of their lives.
April 11, 2019

Cal Performances Hosts Alvin Ailey Dancers for 2019

Returning April 9-14 for its annual residency that began over 50 years ago in 1968, the venerable dance company brings three Bay Area premieres and some returning favorites to Zellerbach.
April 8, 2019

Volunteers Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Reading Partners, a successful nationwide nonprofit program, strives to improve third-grade reading proficiency in low-income Oakland schools.
April 1, 2019
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