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News & Politics

Voters May Finally Get Another Chance to Consider Measure A

Momentum builds to ask voters in November to consider repealing the Nixon-era housing limits.
March 9, 2020

VA Columbarium Makes Progress at the Point

Veterans Affairs may complete a new veterans’ cemetery at Alameda Point by 2024, but the timing of the veterans’ outpatient clinic is unclear.
March 4, 2020

Alameda Artist Jamie Banes Accentuates the Art in Architecture

The Alameda artist begins his mixed media, assemblages, and sculptures with found or collected material from the most unusual sources.
March 3, 2020

Remembering Their Lives' Journeys

These 30 East Bay personalities whose life paths ceased in 2019 live on in our hearts and minds.
February 19, 2020

Eric Levitt Brings Stability to Alameda

So far, Alameda’s newest city manager, Eric Levitt, seems to be bringing stability to city government after his controversial predecessor.
February 18, 2020
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Food & Drink

Nosh Box: Burgers Don’t Grow on Trees — Yet

Food trends for the year explained, and they’re mostly meatless.
April 1, 2020

The Batter’s Always Up at Sugarsweet

At this bakery, the chef, David Benton, uses cakes and cookies as his canvas.
March 25, 2020

Doña Tomás Gets a Solid Reboot

The new Doña pares down the menu but carries over the impressive bar from its full-service predecessor in a sprawling fast-casual space.
March 25, 2020

Nosh Box: Flavors of the Fruitvale

Here’s a little history with some spots for great dining in around the Fruitvale District.
March 1, 2020
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Arts & Culture

How to Parent in the Digital Age

In her new book, ‘The New Adolescence,’ Christine Carter zooms in on adolescent discomfort, anxiety, social media and video game fixation, drinking and drugs, exposure to pornography, money management, and more.
March 25, 2020

Steve Wasserman Writes Heyday’s Second Chapter

A former Los Angeles Times Book Review editor, Steve Wasserman returns to his roots in Berkeley to leave his mark on independent California publishing.
March 25, 2020

Gene Yang’s Latest Defines Exhilaration and Exhaustion

Gene Yang’s ‘Dragon Hoops’ vividly captures a storied O’Dowd basketball season in graphic novel form.
March 11, 2020

Stitching Together Triumph, Struggle, and Happiness

Kyung Lee uses film to shed light on how ordinary people live in present times.
March 10, 2020
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Life & Style

To Be, or Not to Be … a Shakespeare Camper

Activity-based camps awaken kids’ interest in the Bard.
March 25, 2020

Susan Roemer Goes From Dancer to Designer

A dislocated knee and torn ACL lead a dancer into the world of design.
March 25, 2020

Aliya Wanek Moves From Dreamer to Designer

By day she’s a speech therapist for the Oakland school district, but at other times, Aliya Wanek works on her eponymous line that has gained a loyal following.
March 25, 2020

Marion Maynor Moves From Novice to Master Seamstress

Marion Maynor trained at Oakland’s Apparel Arts and credits the sewing and fashion industry program with changing her life.
March 25, 2020
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Home & Garden

How to Bring the Outdoors In

A former ranch-style home gets transformed into a two-story roost that celebrates its owner’s love of nature.
March 25, 2020

17044 Broadway Terrace Is Full of Surprises

Slate steps lead to a secluded courtyard that introduces an expansive manse with optimal views.
February 28, 2020

New Real Estate Laws for 2020

Most of the laws are aimed at easing the statewide housing crisis that especially affects the East Bay.
February 28, 2020

A Santa Fe Home Is Waiting for You

Developers breathe new life into an old timer, and the major redo transforms the 1916 structure into a contemporary stunner.
January 31, 2020
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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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