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News & Politics

An Alameda Blacksmith Is Behind Alice Waters’ Favorite Egg Spoon

Shawn Lovell hand forges the $250 iron spoons Waters’ daughter Fanny Singer started selling online at The Permanent Collection in March.
July 9, 2018

Property Owners Hope to Move the Alameda Election

A group called Alamedans in Charge is attempting to block just cause protections and defeat progressive pro-tenant candidates.
July 6, 2018

Home & Design Goes Beyond the Walls

Forgotten backyard structures become beautiful, accessory dwelling units turn intergenerational, advice on house-flipping, and how to smarten up your home.
July 6, 2018

The A’s Dave Kaval Is In

The congenial and energetic team president talks stadiums, designated hitters, and rabbits.
June 21, 2018

A Mysterious Natural Wonder

Bioluminescence dazzles nighttime paddlers on Tomales Bay.
June 21, 2018
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Food & Drink

Second Stay Gold Deli Is Like the Original But Smaller

The new Temescal space feels like a small butcher shop with a bar and is far from being the massive smokehouse/corner market that is the West Oakland location.
July 13, 2018

Pasta Friday Gets Communities Cooking Pasta Together

Allison Arevalo, a co-founder of Homeroom who sold her interest in 2017, offers tips for Pasta Friday gatherings of your own.
July 10, 2018

Utzutzu Offers Transcendental Sushi

Yume’s successor offers a transformative experience with Japanese cuisine.
July 6, 2018

Vodka Made With Fog Returns to Hanger 1

​Hanger 1 mixes chenin blanc and viognier grapes with fog collected from San Francisco’s Mount Sutro for its limited edition Fog Point 2018 vodka.
July 6, 2018
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Arts & Culture

Pete Escovedo Plays a Birthday Bash at Yoshi’s

Even after all theses years, Mr. E at 82 remains a great Latin force.
July 13, 2018

The East Bay Connections of the SF Ethnic Dance Festival

The festival coninutes its ascendance from a tiny community event to one of the oldest and largest world dance festivals in the country.
July 13, 2018

Jill McLennan Paints Interesting Urban Juxtapositions

A multimedia artist who lives in a loft in Jingletown, she lets everyday surroundings inspire her work.
July 12, 2018

Oaklander Leads Stern Grove Festival

Bob Fiedler lends his passion to keeping the Bay Area’s outdoor music festival shining bright.
July 3, 2018
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Life & Style

EnChroma Glasses Enhance Color for Color Blind People

EnChroma co-founders Don McPherson and Andy Schmeder invented a color-blind glass technology that works and began marketing the eyewear in 2013.
July 18, 2018

Your Dog Can Join the Dog Scouts of America

The motto is something like “no bored dogs,” and your pooch can earn merit badges.
July 14, 2018

Soledad and Pinnacles Are Ripe for Tourism

Known as upper Salinas Valley, the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Salad Bowl of the World, and Gabilan Mountain country, the region isn’t quite on the tourism map but should be.
July 12, 2018

Minimalism Art Deco Defines Amy Hamley Ceramics

The East Bay transplant with a talent for porcelain dishes, serving ware, and planters makes the ceramics functional and pretty.
July 10, 2018
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Home & Garden

Murphy Beds Make a Comeback

They’ve come a long way since their alleged debut in San Francisco in the Victorian era.
June 21, 2018

Rent My House

Single-family home rentals outpace apartments in some Bay Area cities.
June 14, 2018

Laundry Rooms Get Upgrades

Bright, bold colors, energy-efficient front-loading washers and dryers, and well-planned spaces can lessen laundry day drudgery.
May 24, 2018

To Sell or Not to Sell

Is this a good time to sell your home? Experts say it depends largely on whether you plan to stay in the region.
May 17, 2018
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From Our Other Publications

Regina Jackson of EOYDC Takes Risks in the ‘Killer Corridor’

The dynamic CEO communicates clear expectations and then does whatever it takes to help kids succeed.
July 6, 2018

311 Comes to Oakland

The city finally added the widely adopted phone number for municipal complaints. But with rampant illegal dumping, Oakland’s complaint-driven approach has been criticized.
June 6, 2018

The California Trail at the Oakland Zoo Opens June 28

Bison, gray wolves, grizzlies, and other native California animals will roam the East Bay again.
June 4, 2018

Oakland Loses a Part of Its History

Neglected by the city for decades, the historic Miller Avenue library that first opened in 1918 was destroyed in a fire on Feb. 28 and is now gone forever.
May 7, 2018
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