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A Hotel for The Town

Retailer West Elm is teaming up with Signature Development Group to build a new Uptown hotel that celebrates Oakland’s resurgence.
November 15, 2017

Brad Johnson Turns Iconic Diesel Into East Bay Booksellers

A self-described bookstore evangelistic zealot, an Alamedan convinces booklovers to come together to re-launch an indie bookstore.
November 13, 2017

The Wrong Path?

Paideia helped turn Oakland Tech into the best public high school in the city. But some teachers and parents are worried about the future of the acclaimed humanities program.
November 13, 2017

The Spanish Teaching Shortage

In Oakland, where the shortage of language instructors is particularly acute, the school district has been recruiting teachers from Mexico and Spain.
November 8, 2017

Alameda’s Poet Laureates Are People Poetic Partners

Alameda names not one but two poet laureates, thinking two bards just may be better than one.
November 6, 2017
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Food & Drink

Bellanico Puts Red Kuri Squash to Good Use

Chef Jonathan Luce shares a recipe for sformato and chicory insalata starring red kuri squash.
November 17, 2017

Perle Wine Bar & Bistro Is Upscale, Refined, and Defined

A Montclair newcomer pays gracious attention to detail and delivers well-executed Cal-French flavors.
November 17, 2017

Smooth Operator

Shinmai is sleek, sexy, and ambitious — and settling in.
November 10, 2017

Chick’n Rice Specializes in Khao Mun Gai

Four Cal grads bring an easy Thai concept to Berkeley.
November 3, 2017
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Arts & Culture

Guns n’ Roses Rock Oracle Arena

Axl Rose, Slash, and the gang ramp up the Not in This Lifetime tour.
November 16, 2017

Denise Cicuto Reveals the Elements

An Alameda acupuncturist uses the seasons and the elements to help patients heal.
November 15, 2017

Get on the Legato Xpress

November 14, 2017

SMUIN in Stilettos, Slippers, and Tap Shoes

November 14, 2017
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Life & Style

Near and Dear

Robert Santee can’t shake the furniture bug.
November 16, 2017

Strategies from Alamedas for Mental Acuity

Island residents turn to word games and crossword puzzles, meditation and languages, exercise and reading to keep their minds sharp.
November 2, 2017

Page Street Townhomes Go Vertical

An eco-conscious urban oasis with a diminutive footprint sprouts in Berkeley’s Ocean View district.
November 2, 2017

Freeze Yourself to Health

Everyday people are trying whole-body cyrotherapy, super-cooling their bodies at spas mimicking a recovery regimen of the pros. But does it work?
October 19, 2017
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Home & Garden

It’s All About Walkability

Young buyers increasingly prefer smaller homes in the East Bay flatlands, close to cafes and restaurants, rather than big houses in the hills.
November 9, 2017

Why Sellers Should Stage Their Homes

Experts say staging will increase the purchase price.
October 12, 2017

Modern Meets Rustic

A banana belt home marries Santa Barbara architecture with redwoods.
October 3, 2017

A Hot Commodity

Lauded by Redfin, Bushrod beckons with intriguing diversions.
September 27, 2017
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From Our Other Publications

Change Up Your Dog’s Exercise Routine

Does your dog play all day but never seems to get tired? Is she really fit enough for one of those long weekend hikes, or is she out for two days after? Maybe your aging hound is slowing down but you both still long to do things together.
October 26, 2017

Dogs Are Aces at Figuring Out Humans

Canine science and technology have been making some major strides lately, and we’re not just talking about the advent of 3-D dog-face T-shirts.
October 26, 2017

Laney Builds Tiny Houses

Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen may take a prototype on the road to promote a new form of housing for homeless people.
October 11, 2017

Hacking Insulin

An Oakland group of scientists and laypeople want to make insulin affordable to everyone.
October 4, 2017
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