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Strength in Fun

The Golden State Warriors’ secret sauce is playing with sheer joy.

Vote for Nancy Skinner and Bryan Parker on June 7

Also, we support Measure AA and Proposition 50, and we oppose Richmond measures N and O.

Jennifer King Paints Her Way Out

The self-taught, Hong Kong-born Alameda oil painter favors Cézanne and van Gogh.

Battle Brewing Over Mission Peak

The East Bay Regional Park District is looking at parking alternatives as Mission Peak becomes a superhighway of hikers seeking selfies.

Tina Blaine Follows Her Dream

The executive director of Rhythmix Cultural Works never misses a beat.
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Life & Style

Feeling at Home in Quaint Winters

While Winters has always been worth a detour, thanks to a few blocks of well-preserved 19th-century commercial buildings, it's enjoying a renaissance as a destination for good eating.

History Comes Alive in Amador County

Amador County, a 2 1/2-hour drive from Oakland, encompasses a handful of small and smaller towns, but boasts an incredible history.

Paso Robles Evolves Into a Wine-Lover's Paradise

That sleepy, backwoodsy Paso Robles you might remember from some long-ago visit is worth another look.

California Dreamin' on the Orange County Coast

Picture your daydreams coming true on a 30-mile strip on a day's drive or an hour flight from Oakland.
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Food & Drink

Calavera Makes a Mighty Mezcal Mojito

It’s like a breath of fresh air—lime air, that is.

Palmento a Dopo Zeroes in on Sicily

Jon Smulewitz tightens his focus, with the region of Sicily squarely in his culinary sights, and strikes a balance between new and tried-and-true.

Cafe Eugene Makes Winning Tofu Paté

Sure, it’s a bit hippie-dippie, but it’s also smart, creative, and tasty.

Spring Sandwich by Jay Porter Delights

Asparagus, an emblematic, coming-of-spring thing, can become a luscious open-faced sandwich at The Half Orange.
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Arts & Culture

Jennifer King Paints Her Way Out

The self-taught, Hong Kong-born Alameda oil painter favors Cézanne and van Gogh.

The East Bay Becomes a Nexus for Podcasting

There’s a radio revolution underway with podcasting playing a leading role. It’s all happening in the East Bay.

Tracy Snelling’s Art Contemplates the Precariousness of Suffering

An Oaklander heads to Germany temporarily, her focus keenly on humanity and human rights.

Greek Heritage Is Front and Center in Apollo Papafrangou’s New Book

The Oakland native lets his Greekness shine through his newest book, Wings of Wax, that examines a father-son relationship.
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Home & Garden

Is the East Bay Housing Market Really Cooling Off?

Zillow says the market is cooling, but Redfin says otherwise. Turns out there is truth in both.

Inside the Berkeley Home that Set the Sales Record at $21 Million

Setting the record as the highest priced home sale in Alameda County’s history, a lavish 14,000-square-foot Berkeley hills mansion at 6889 Devon Way sold for a staggering $21 million earlier this year.

Home Design for Men

Man caves are a thing of the past, but a masculine touch is en vogue.

What a Million Dollars Buys in Berkeley

In the sizzling-hot East Bay real estate market, a million dollars gets you a remodeled “starter” home in an “upcoming” neighborhood.
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From Our Other Publications

10 Easy Training Tips to Try With Your Dog

There are many different things you can spend your time training your dog to do. It all depends on what is most important to you. What I do know, however, is that positive reinforcement is one of the best ways to teach dogs to do just about anything.

Gary Richter Talks Medical Marijuana for Pets

The discussion about the benefits of medical marijuana for people with conditions ranging from cancer, chronic pain, seizures, anxiety, etc., is nothing new. Did you know, however, that our pets benefit in the same way?

Why the Left Should Support Trump

This electoral campaign is full of surprises.

Berkeley Flea Market Future in Doubt

Gentrification, a lack of housing, and fewer customers play into the future of the longtime Ashby BART outdoor bazaar.
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