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A Healthy Path

This month’s health and wellness issue includes interviews with pediatricians, geneticists, and patients as well as nutritionists, a yoga guru, and a bio-media technologist in articles that plumb their expertise for finding paths that lead toward health and improved well-being.
October 15, 2019

Mike Muzio Makes a Coffee Coffee Table

You can learn how to make one, too, by watching his YouTube video instructions.
October 9, 2019

Improving Pay for Teachers

The AUSD board contemplates a new parcel tax to raise teachers’ salaries.
October 7, 2019

Major Mall Makeover for South Shore Center

Developer Jamestown plans to build 1,215 residential units at the South Shore Center in a move that reflects massive and ongoing lifestyle shifts in the Bay Area and beyond.
October 4, 2019

Reassessing the Housing Authority

Recent tenant complaints about treatment by the Alameda Housing Authority has prompted calls for great civic oversight.
October 2, 2019
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Food & Drink

Mixologists Are the New Herbalists

More cocktail designers are working with herbs, not necessarily for any psychoactive attributes, but rather for their distinct flavors and beauty as garnishes.
October 11, 2019

Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement Is Comfort Food That Satisfies

Fernay McPherson, who named her restaurant after her great-aunt and grandmother, says her comfort food resonates with so many people.
October 11, 2019

Celebrate Olives in Orinda

The 10th annual Orinda Olive Festival puts olives front and center at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area.
October 3, 2019

Nosh Box: The Rodney Dangerfield of Asian Food

October 1, 2019
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Arts & Culture

A New Sharing Economy for Art: The Art Library

Membership means you can have original art in your home without having to own it outright. Instead, try it on for size and then purchase it or swap it out for a new piece.
October 14, 2019

Space Oddities at BAMPFA

Strange is a vast exhibition that draws on the Berkeley Art Museum’s extensive collection with a surrealist take.
October 10, 2019

Two Books Ignite Imagination

Think of 'Compass of the Ephemeral' and 'Whose Story Is This' as wild fires, but in the sense as igniting imagination.
October 10, 2019

Bastille Plays the Greek

The band is touring to promote its third album.
October 8, 2019
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Life & Style

Tune Up Your Brain Health

What’s good for the heart, science is showing, is good for the brain.
October 15, 2019

Akashi-Kama Updates the Noragi Jacket

Clothier Japanese-American Alec Nakashima honors the Japanese aesthetic with his company’s stylish unisex jacket.
October 14, 2019

Spray Tans Find Fans

They’re less harmful than sun and tanning beds, but dermatologists aren’t entirely sold.
September 30, 2019

The Downtown Berkeley Arts District Is a Lively Place

Get your fill of theater, music, history, and food in the downtown Berkeley Arts District.
September 25, 2019
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Home & Garden

The East Bay Housing Supply Logjam Easing After Six Years

That’s good news for buyers, but not so much for sellers.
September 30, 2019

Sky and Sun Dominate Claremont Hills Home Design

A distinct custom hillside home in Berkeley, 20 Stephens Way connects seamlessly with its environment.
September 27, 2019

Italianate Touches Enhance an Alameda Kitchen

An Alameda couple enamored of la dolce vita has the exterior of their home painted to resemble an Italianate villa and brings the same flair indoors to their kitchen.
September 24, 2019

A Hills Home With Views

It’s easy to get lost in the views from this modern Grizzly Peak Boulevard where French doors and fireplaces, sloped roofs and vaulted ceilings rule.
August 30, 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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