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News & Politics

Rich Ross Has a Thing for Octopuses

A Cal Academy senior scientist studies the larger Pacific striped octopuses, sometimes in his at-home Alameda Lab.

Words on Wheels Distributes Books by Bikes

Library outreach in Alameda hits the road by trike with a stylish new bikemobile crisscrossing the Island.

The Trespass, the Mayor and the Political Spat

The gulf between the mayor and her supporters and Alameda’s political establishment enter the arena of political appointments.

When Every Alamedan Was a Magnate

Representative homes and gardens surrounding residences, Alameda, CAL.

Alameda Mayor, City Council Earns Little

Elected civil servants in Alameda aren’t compensated handsomely for their service, which some fear may limit the pool for candidates.
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Life & Style

Solano Avenue Is Paradise for Consumers

From one end to another, Solano Avenue is an alluring destination for shopping, dining, and hanging out.

Upscale Assisted Living Comes to Mariner Point

Retirement community giant Oakmont Senior Living believes in a five-star approach to service and residency. Crystal Robinson of Oakmont Management Group talks about the latest addition in Alameda.

Sioux Falls Offers Affordable Surprises

Inviting prairie hub Sioux Falls is the other SF.

Enjoy the World-Class Views at Stinson Beach

This tiny coastal town is like Mayberry with sand, a perfect spot for unwinding with million-dollar views.
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Food & Drink

Mead Kitchen Revives an Out-of-Favor Drink

There’s no cutting corners for Daniel Cook, whose Mead Kitchen is giving new life to an ancient drink.

Changes at Rivoli, and More

Rivoli adds a new chef, plus we visit Millennium, Homestead, Sushi House, and Max’s Diner and Bar.

Just What the Elmwood Ordered

The Advocate brings upscale Cal-Med dining with its own slant to the neighborhood.

Cafe Romanat Shares a Coffee Ritual

In Ethiopia, coffee lovers savor the bounty of their country with an elaborate to-do that also occurs in Oakland cafes.
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Arts & Culture

East Bay Adults Are Coloring

Sottish artist Johanna Basford has unleashed a coloring craze that grown-ups are going nuts over. Break out the crayons.

Veretski Pass Shares the Klezmer Sounds

Berkeley trio brings their bold klezmer sounds to the JCC East Bay for the KlezCalifornia Yiddish Cultural Festival.

Nancy Seamons Crookston Puts Color First

An Alameda oil portraitist picks her palette before her subject.

Artist Joshua Mays Tells Stories in Murals

An East Oakland artist lays the groundwork for myths and the future with murals as his canvases for storytelling throughout the city.
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From Our Other Publications

Gold Shoelaces Fight Cancer

Bay Area youth athletes are adding gold shoelaces to their athletic shoes to help raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.

Where the Cactus Meets the Uni

Helmed by a strong team, Salsipuedes channels Baja six blocks from MacArthur BART

Quintin Kermeen Knows Tracking Technology

Telemetry Solutions, a tiny company with headquarters in Concord and an unlikely Oaklander at its helm, has made it big with wildlife tracking technology.
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