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Partners Is Not Your Ordinary Summer School

The mentoring program based at College Preparatory School empowers, motivates, and inspires its participating middle school students.
September 12, 2019

Christo Braun’s Art Spreads ‘Delightfulness’

The artist takes a circuitous route to Alameda, where he’s using art to take stock of his journey.
September 11, 2019

The Hotels Are Alameda Bound

They’re part of a push to make the Island more accessible to visitors. But not everybody is happy about one of them.
September 9, 2019

Should the City Pay Councilmembers' Legal Fees?

A request by Jim Oddie and Malia Vella to be reimbursed for the costs of defending their names highlights the economics of running for public office.
September 6, 2019

Historic Alameda High School Is Now in Session

The historic school sees students for the first time in 40-plus years, though it had only shuttered entirely in 2013.
September 4, 2019
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Food & Drink

The Zen of Biscuits

They’re not just for breakfast anymore at The Alice Collective.
September 13, 2019

Shauna Rosenblum Is Her Own Woman

The winemaker’s daughter shares her philosophy of winemaking.
September 13, 2019

Audacious Describes the Twists at Grand Lake Dimond

May Seto Wasem and husband and fellow chef Dave Wasem are sticking to seasonal classics with twists at their new Grand Lake Dimond.
September 13, 2019

Nosh Box: Ins and Outs of Eating In and Out

September 1, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Lorri Holt Revives Her One-Woman Show on Sylvia Plath

The longtime actor and Berkeley resident turns on a dime in Who Killed Sylvia Plath, her 70-minute show at The Marsh in Berkeley.
September 12, 2019

Brian Wilson Teams Up With The Zombies

Surf sounds and pop tunes from the 1960s come to the Fox Theater via Brian Wilson and The Zombies.
September 10, 2019

Benjamin Terry Works at Johhansson Projects

Modernist abstraction and Dadaist provocation come together in the cut and painted plywood assemblages of Dallas artist Benjamin Terry.
September 10, 2019

Making Big Names

These stars got their starts at Oakland School for the Arts.
September 5, 2019
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Life & Style

Margarette Laizure Melds Fashion and Dance

The local clothing designer uses tango for inspiration for one-of-a-kind dance attire.
September 11, 2019

East Bay Boutiques, Designers Embrace Plus-Size Positivity

Plus-size shoppers have fashionable options these days.
September 10, 2019

What’s a Middle School Parent to Do?

My best friend recently joined a group of middle school parents, all of whom vowed to curb their sixth-graders’ use of social media by promising not to give them smartphones until they are in eighth grade.
September 3, 2019

Tea May Be a Recipe for Good Health

Classic teas take their place at the wellness table.
August 27, 2019
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Home & Garden

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

How to Manage Contractors

Dealing with a contractor on home maintenance and improvement projects can be daunting, and especially so if you’re a woman. East Bay female do-it-yourselfers and real estate agents have some tips commanding respect from contractors.
August 29, 2019

Re-inventing a Storied Craftsman

Interior design expert Lane McNab adds modern touches to a well-preserved Leola Hall Craftsman.
August 27, 2019

A Touch of Tuscany on Harbord Drive

This tri-level home with opulent gardens feels lush and lavish.
July 31, 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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