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News & Politics

Dining Goes to the Dogs at Underwood Cafe, Pier 29 and Elsewhere

Puppies (and their parents) can grace the porches of California restaurants, thanks to a new law. Lots of establishments are getting in on the action.

Best Hikes of the East Bay

Our trail guide includes awesome views and abundant flora and fauna.

Perata Hired to Lobby for Alameda

'The Don' renews his lucrative lobbying contract with Alameda. Backers say he's worth every cent.

Wendy Wheeler and Thomas Page Hike All the East Bay Park Trails

Mile by mile, two friends cover every inch of the East Bay Regional Park District trails.

The Odd Fellows at the Post Office

GREETINGS FROM ALAMEDA!
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Life & Style

Making Neutral Colors Pop

Nuanced off-whites and tans add sass and class to home décor.

Best Hikes of the East Bay

Our trail guide includes awesome views and abundant flora and fauna.

Tigerlily, Foxglove, Celtic Inheritance New to Gourmet Ghetto

Get the scoop on what's new in dining, shopping, and relaxing on Berkley's Shattuck Avenue.

Monaco is More Than a Tiny Tax Haven

Monaco is a living, breathing museum of money and the moneyed.
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Food & Drink

Oakland’s Mockingbird Serves Straightforward and Affordable Homespun Fare

Mockingbird's high concept is refreshingly low-concept.

Octopus Is All Over East Bay Menus

Eaten worldwide for millenniums, the hard-to-cook octopus is arising everywhere on menus.

How Comal and Oliveto Turned to Meyer Sound for Noise Control

How Two East Bay Restaurants Are Dialing Down the Din of Dining

BUILD Pizzeria and Joshu-Ya Brasserie Lead the Way in Culinary Fusion Mash-ups

From kimchi burritos to cheesy sushi, map-bending mash-ups are pushing culinary envelopes,

Dining at The Habit, TrueBurger, and Shan Dong

The Dining Guide is a list of restaurants visited and recommended by our writers.
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Arts & Culture

Can the Oakland Museum of California Stay Relevant?

Gift by sculptor Bruce Beasley fits into institution's plan to diversify.

Dawn Harms, Ward Spangler, and Rebecca Roudman of the East Bay Oakland Symphony Orchestra Discuss Their Alternative Musical Careers

Music in all its forms inspires symphony members in their alternative capacities.

Kizomba Gains Popularity on the Oakland Dance Scene

Oakland embraces an exotic Afro-European dance.

Books on Veronika Layne, Wilma, and Hugs

Veronika Layne, Wilma, and Attaboy have something to say to you.

When the Surrealist Met the Magical Realist

Couple unite over their love for art.
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From Our Other Publications

John Vanderslice to Open Tiny Telephone Recording Studio in Oakland

John Vanderslice’s new location of Tiny Telephone studio puts the analog back into recording.

Bunny Hop

Is rabbit the new other white meat?

From One Dork to Another

Frank Portman on Young Adult fiction, Holden Caulfield, and high school.

Donner Dinner Party

An under-appreciated author and Oaklander, J. Ross Browne, reports his take on an unusual evening.

Winning the Mosquito Wars

It's not easy keeping the pesky pests at bay, but abatement officers are a dedicated lot undeterred by slogging through marshland and the dangers of West Nile virus.
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