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News & Politics

Ed Summerfield Lives the Musician’s Life

A man of many talents, Ed Summerfield finds his day job allows him to make music his creative priority.
July 12, 2019

Disservice Done

Union Point Park has devolved into a no-go zone for both the police and public alike to be avoided at all costs.
July 11, 2019

Old BART Cars to Find New Home

They’ll be housed at the Western Railway Museum, a gem of a museum where they will continue to be rideable.
July 10, 2019

Muralist Dan Fontes Paints Large

The muralist likes how his work brings people together and hopes his art makes the world a better place.
July 9, 2019

New Trends in Home and Design

Updating a home, from swapping out old furniture with new to redoing dinged-up floors that have been scuffed up from earlier projects, does a lot to boost a homeowner’s mood.
July 9, 2019
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Food & Drink

Bierhaus Oakland Is Suds, Starches, and Sausages

The Temescal outpost has the kind of menu that invites patrons to dine indulgently.
July 19, 2019

Green Beans Are In Season

Todd Sirimongkolvit shares a sure-fire recipe for blistered garlic green beans by Bird & Buffalo Executive Chef Phenvipha Norasingha.
July 19, 2019

There’s a New Book Club Dinner Series on Tap

Flora brings books, drinking, dining, and discussion together.
July 12, 2019

Disservice Done

Union Point Park has devolved into a no-go zone for both the police and public alike to be avoided at all costs.
July 11, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Faro Meets the “Little Troublemaker” for the First Time

The adults make plans for mulberry pie day this summer while the tree urges persist and bear fruit.
July 18, 2019

Scott Silven Promises to Amaze

The storied illusionist is in town for exclusive 28-member dinner parties this month.
July 15, 2019

‘Last Podcast on the Left’ Voyages Into the Unknown

Three longtime friends explore creepy weirdness and more with a touch of humor.
July 15, 2019

Folktronica, Plums, and Relationships

Hear new music by Frank Harris & Maria Marquez and read Ruth Reichel’s memoir and Robyn Carr’s romance novel.
July 9, 2019
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Life & Style

Brain Boosters Don’t Work

UCSF and other aging experts challenge supplements’ ability to improve cognitive function.
July 17, 2019

Tracing the Footsteps of Change in Alabama

Montgomery’s civil-rights sites evoke pain and pride.
July 16, 2019

Get Your Summer On

Smoothies and stylish workout wear at Ride Oakland, artists and an art fair at Abrams Claghorn Gallery, and concerts and art at Charles R. Vineyard.
July 11, 2019

Ray Darten Brings Indie Designs to Bay Street

Yetunde Olukoya, owner and designer at Ray Darten, brings some color and uniqueness to the shopping destination.
June 24, 2019
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Home & Garden

The Stone Makes the Kitchen

Distinct quartzite sets a tone complemented by the furnishings, backsplash, flooring, and cabinetry.
July 18, 2019

East Bay Interior Design Trends

Top interior design influencers seeing a move away from hyper minimalism toward dramatic, lush interiors full of moody colors and oversized patterns.
July 17, 2019

Tips for Painting Exteriors

East Bay painters and real estate experts offer advice about painting exteriors.
June 27, 2019

For Bathrooms, Bold and Bespoke Are In

Bathrooms move from boring to blissful with beautiful ceramics.
June 25, 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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