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News & Politics

When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.
May 21, 2018

Talking Chickens With a Bird Vet

Dr. Elinor Granzow at Alameda Pet Hospital can keep your urban chicken healthy.
May 16, 2018

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.
May 14, 2018

Yes to Straws by Request

These Alamedans would be happy to see plastic straws go altogether.
May 14, 2018

Artist Charlie Milgrim Experiments With Craft and Form

The Alameda visual arts teacher brings playful and sober elements to her work.
May 10, 2018
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Food & Drink

Now Is the Sweet Spot for Cherries

This stone fruit is worth all the extra effort pitting requires.
May 18, 2018

Adult Milkshakes Are a Thing Now

The Hideaway has taken the plunge and feature milkshake cocktails on its menu.
May 16, 2018

Seawolf Does Pub Grub With an Ethnic Bent

A dive bar popular with cops becomes a hip neighborhood hangout that puts an ethnic twist on bar food.
May 11, 2018

SF’s L’acajou Opens an Outlet at Woodminster Plaza

The menu is more expansive, because the Oakland space — formerly the Woodminster Cafe — has more sophisticated cooking facilities.
May 11, 2018
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Arts & Culture

Suffering for Art in Historical Prints

May 15, 2018

New Music From Henry Kaiser

Plus, predictions for upheaval in the Napa Valley and a paradigm shift in psychedelic psychotherapy.
May 15, 2018

Spring Fest Set for Mother’s Day Weekend

May 11, 2018

Radio-Active Latin Jazz

Pianist Arturo O’Farrill is at the center of a bona fide Latin jazz dynasty, but he didn’t embrace his family legacy until well into adulthood.
May 10, 2018
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Life & Style

Napa and Sonoma Are Alive With Tourism

The post-fire spirit is robust for parks, attractions, and new businesses.
May 22, 2018

Napa and Sonoma Wineries Enhance Their Offerings

In the post-fire world, wineries and tasting rooms increase their appeal with art, food, hikes, and forest bathing.
May 21, 2018

Marking Your Baby’s Milestones

Don’t fret if you’re child isn’t walking or talking like his or her peers. Each young one has a unique pace for reaching developmental stages.
May 17, 2018

Where to Shop, Play, and Eat in Old Town Oakland

Browse for books and Beast Mode apparel, see murals and historic sites, and eat your heart out.
May 9, 2018
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Home & Garden

To Sell or Not to Sell

Is this a good time to sell your home? Experts say it depends largely on whether you plan to stay in the region.
May 17, 2018

A Super-Green Piedmont Home

It could be the net-zero energy home of your dreams.
April 5, 2018

How to Pick a Real Estate Agent

Here are tips for choosing the right one for your needs.
April 4, 2018

Rocks, Pebbles, and Stones Are Replacing Grass

Conscientious homeowners are eschewing grass and going for rock, pebbles, and stone in xeriscaping, which is water conservation disguised as art.
March 30, 2018
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From Our Other Publications

About Paideia

Readers share their thoughts on our November issue.
December 21, 2017

Closing the Books

For a variety of reasons, Oakland schools have been shelving traditional textbooks in favor of other learning tools.
December 21, 2017

Our Backyard: Oakland’s Real Estate Is Red Hot

But not everyone is benefiting.
December 7, 2017

Costlier Construction

Building in Oakland is getting a lot more expensive as developers take on higher security costs to prevent arson.
December 4, 2017
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