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Alameda Mom Wants School to Start Later

After researching teens’ sleep habbits, Karie Frasch petitions the school board to start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to improve learning outcomes. The district is studying it.

Hot Over Lack of Helmets

Readers chastise us for photographing helmet-less riders in the article on Central Avenue changes.

FBC Shuttered for Now

Pilots win championship, ground broken for housing, and Leora Feeney honored.

Hit the Road

It’s road trip time, and we’re exploring Winters, Paso Robles, LA, the Orange County Coast, and Amador County.

A Trio of Rent Ballot Measures Surface in Alameda

The Alameda Renters Coalition, Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog, and landlords Farhad Matin and Marilyn Schumacher gather signatures for competing ballot measures regulating housing.
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Life & Style

South Shore Center Is More Than a Mall

Head to the shore to support Alameda businesses while shopping locally in an open-air setting.

High-rises and Hutongs Define Beijing

Like a bowl of its intensely flavored noodles, Beijing is a tangle of contradictions. Wander the twisting lanes in a few hutongs to feel the timeless pulse of daily life.

Marveling at the eternal sentinels of Sequoia National Park

Pay homage to the General Sherman Tree, verified as the world’s largest single living thing.

Couples Say I Will With Crown Nine Diamonds

Jewelry designer Kate Ellen creates custom jewelry designs so that couples can declare their marriage intentions with signature style.
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Food & Drink

Ajanta’s New Owners Don’t Mess With Anything

The father-and-son team Rajen Thapa and Pratik Thapa who took over Ajanta want to keep the Berkeley gem just like chef Lachu Moorjani envisioned it.

East Bay Wine Bar Revival

The Barrel Room hits the sweet spot with a wine-forward emphasis on ding.

Reimagining the Venerable Old Fashioned

Japanese whiskey transforms the familiar cocktail into something special.

Urban Latino Offers a Fusion Mashup

The Temescal outlet celebrates the Americas: North, South, and Central.
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Arts & Culture

Dogtown Redemption Airs on PBS

Amir Soltani’s documentary about West Oakland homeless recyclers tells a love story of sorts.

Rihanaa Plays the Arena

Also, Island City Waterways, Elephants, and Hills

Intrigue, Injustice, and Laughs

Taking on billionaires, war criminals, and heritage.

Jolene Morgado Paints Connection

The Alameda artist likes to bring the world home.
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Home & Garden

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.

A Bit of the Hamptons in Berkeley

A traditional East Coast home on Grizzly Peak shines in its West Coast context.
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From Our Other Publications

Supervisor Nate Miley Faces a Credible Candidate

Bryan Parker challenges the incumbent who is running on his track record—one Parker finds lacking.

Josh Norem Reflects on the Toughest Assignments

Josh Norem shares about the joy and hardships of end of life portraits for dogs.

Painter Rosanna Lyons Paints Dog Who Need Homes

Rosanna Lyons combines her love of painting with helping rescue dogs.

Francesco’s Serves Its Last Italian Feast

The green-white-and-red Hegenberger Road fixture populated by labor leaders and sports greats shuts for good.
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