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News & Politics

Nonprofit Leaders Holding Things Together

Xouhoa Bowen, Christine Chilcott, Mimi Ho, John Lipp, Anne Marks, and Keith Wattley are making big differences in the nonprofit sector.
December 10, 2019

Is There a Bilingual Advantage to Ward off Dementia?

As the Alzheimer’s community heralds bilingual brains as mitigating dementia, some researchers suggest otherwise.
December 10, 2019

Rudsdale Newcomer High School Is a New Kind of School

Rudsdale Newcomer offers community and connection for migrant teens.
December 9, 2019

Jenn Heflin Captures Her Subjects’ Spark

The Alameda photographer is inspired by nature, art, history, and, particularly, people.
December 6, 2019

Bye, Bye Carnegie Innovation Hall

The plan to renovate and reopen Carnegie Free Library has stalled.
December 4, 2019
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Food & Drink

Doña’s Carnitas Is More Than Just ‘Little Meats’

The precise way in which carnitas is prepared at Doña is a secret, but there are only four ingredients.
December 6, 2019

The Berkeley Boathouse Is More Than a Typical Hotel Restaurant

Part of an $8 million ‘refresh,’ the Berkeley Boathouse opens within DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina with achef-driven menu.
December 6, 2019

Saddle Up Your Holiday Gift-Horse

December 1, 2019

Get to Know Alameda’s Spirits Alley

Glimpses of San Francisco skyline greet those sipping and tripping around for wine, spirits, and brew with a view.
November 27, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Kiran Ahluwalia Appears at The Freight

The two-time Juno Award-winner recently has absorbed a fascinating array of influences, from Portuguese fado and Celtic cadences to the sinewy Saharan blues of Mali’s Tinariwen.
December 9, 2019

EBABZ Celebrates Indie Publishing

Quirky and creative zine makers and readers come together for the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest.
December 5, 2019

Shotgun Players Revive ‘Vinegar Tom’

This Caryl Churchill play is about 17th-century witch trials.
December 4, 2019

All Systems Go at Mills

‘In Plain Sight’ at Mills College focuses on the hidden systems that underlie and override the lives of our overly tech-reliant and even addicted citizenry.
December 3, 2019
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Life & Style

Tiny Letters and Tiny Packages Are In

Lea Redmond and her team at Leafcutter Designs mail thousands of tiny letters and packages around the world.
December 10, 2019

Gift Ideas for Each of the 12 Days of Christmas

From cookbooks and chore coats to world-class art and smart ovens, here’s how to wow everyone on your shopping list.
December 9, 2019

Make the Marin Headlands More Than a Daytrip

The Marin Headlands could be a daytrip. But it needn’t be. Sporting four Golden Gate National Recreation Area campgrounds and a hostel, its 2,100 acres neatly photo-bombable by coyotes, whales, or quail, it merits a many-day stay.
November 21, 2019

ThredUP Arrives in Old Oakland

A company changing how the world buys secondhand takes root in Oakland.
November 12, 2019
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Home & Garden

An Ultra Modern Manse Lets the Light In

Lots of glass features give this multi-level super-mod Berkeley hills home an airy feel as it hugs the rim of the canyon stretching below.
November 26, 2019

Grandeur on the Gold Coast

Lumber baron Charles Appleton Hooper’s estate is on the market.
October 30, 2019

You Can Land a Starter Home

In the East Bay, it’s difficult by not impossible to find a starter home.
October 29, 2019

The East Bay Housing Supply Logjam Easing After Six Years

That’s good news for buyers, but not so much for sellers.
September 30, 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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