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Travel Alameda ... By Rail

Logging for Water

A battle is brewing over whether cutting down trees will increase California's water supply.

The Heartbeat of Oakland

The A’s fans in Section 149 represent the spirit of The Town.

How Alamedans Chillax

From staycations and close-to-home destinations to white water rapids in Idaho and the O.C. coast, Alamedans know how to relax.

Who Are the Bay Area’s Trump Fans?

A retired medical laboratory CEO in Rossmoor, a San Francisco real estate developer with a plane, and a San Leandro father and electrician are behind The Donald.
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Life & Style

Meet the Other Brazil

The country’s unheralded, European South is more than beaches, rainforests, and Carnival.

Unironic Bliss in San Diego

San Diego’s charms can disarm even the crankiest among us, putting many a northerner at home in its revitalized downtown.

SVEN Proves Ease and Luxury Go Together

Sven and Susan Stalman started SVEN in 1969 and have been pleasing fashionistas with their buttery-soft accessories from Berkeley ever since.

Color Ideas to Make Room

Interior designers Angelisse Karol and Laura Martin Bovard say beige is passé, warm whites are just right, and the grays are here to stay. Add bold splashes of a color in rich, deep shades for a fresh new look.
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Food & Drink

Teni East Kitchen Marries California Sensibilities with Burmese Flavors

And the menu is refreshingly compact, consisting of about five starters, five vegetables, and 10 meat/fish entrees.

Sweetgreen Is Lively and On-Trend

The national restaurant chain brings the local, sustainable food movement back to where it started.

The Double Standard Creates a Devilish Seasonal Cocktail

To celebrate summer, The Double Standard mixes good and evil in a devilishly delicious drink, The Devil’s Advocate, of gin, raspberry, and absinthe, mostly.

Tigerlily Works Wonders With Dough

Native-American fry bread goes global and gets fusionized at Berkeley’s Tigerlily.
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Arts & Culture

From the Left Side of the Balcony: A Little Advice for Hollywood

What current films say about the empire’s collapse.

Black Choreographers Festival Mashes Up Disciplines

The summer series shows at Laney College Aug. 26-28.

Dane’s Still Marching and Swinging

The great jazz singer will be at Yoshi’s on Aug. 24.

Cecilia Edefalk Explores Outer and Inner Worlds

Her work at the Berkeley Art Museum bears out Picasso’s dictum.
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Home & Garden

Inches Matter Where Furniture Is Concerned

Why does the furniture that worked so well in your old place suddenly seem so wrong in your new place? It’s probably not the style or the color, but it could be the size.

A Bridge-to-Bridge View in Montclair

A thoroughly modern lair going for $1.6 million appeals with its natural setting, killer views, and a rock-’n’-roll ethos.

Kitchen Overhaul for a Tidal Canal Home

Matt and Kathy Bliven bid good-bye to dated linoleum floors, tile countertops, and a tiny stovetop and say hello to the kitchen of their dreams.

Doing Locust Street in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza may be posh, but it’s not the only place for shopping, playing, and eating in Walnut Creek.
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From Our Other Publications

Our Backyard: A Boost for Housing

Oakland’s new housing impact fee plan hasn’t hurt housing development. It’s helped it.

Collector Arnie Gordon Remembers Oakland Through Ashtrays

He pays tribute to the heady days of Oakland nightlife, which were on par and perhaps even dwarfed the current renaissance in Uptown, in an awe-inspiring ashtray collection.

Our Backyard: The Oakland City Council Needs Reform

Key city council votes effectively take place in private because they occur late at night, after residents have gone home.

The Pet Photographer Talks Dogs and Photography

My passion for photography started when I was 10 years old.
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