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East Bay Charter Schools Unionize

Will charters still be viewed as the model for reforming public schools?

Oakland Finally Gets a Handle on Violent Crime

During the last few years, homicides and gun violence have decreased as the police department has solved an increasing number of violent crimes. The secret? Ceasefire.

Rancor Over Alameda School Fences

Not everyone likes the notion of 6-foot chain-link fences erected at Alameda schools, though some parents think the district has taken too long on the security measure.

School Enrollment Shakeup

The Oakland school board is weighing a controversial plan that would make it easier for parents to enroll their kids in charter schools.

Sam Singer Is Oakland’s New Best Friend

The crisis communications guru loves a good fight. Fortunately for Warriors fans, his latest battle involves keeping the team from moving to San Francisco.
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Life & Style

Vintage Romance in Beautiful Los Angeles

Los Angeles city still offers opportunities for 1920s-esque romance and pampering and its dining, cocktail, and fashion scenes are stronger than ever.

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.
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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

Bob Dylan at The Greek

Bob Dylan, horror movie soundtracks, Oakland Zoo’s World Giraffe Day and Sand Castle Contest.

A Bigger, Better Bay Area Book Festival

This year’s gathering for bibliophiles brings 300 authors, dozens of poets, erotic literature, films, and children’s programming to Berkeley on June 4-5.

From Page to Screen

“Auteur, Author: Film & Literature” runs June 1-5 at the Pacific Film Archive.

Glynn Washington Revives Radio Storytelling

The host of Oakland-based Snap Judgment is raising audio storytelling to new heights.
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Home & Garden

The Hume Cloister Listed at $5 Million

It’s not quite Downton Abbey, but the historic Hume Cloister, a Berkeley landmark, is modern castle straight out of fairytale.

Saved by a Remodel

Designer helps expand a home for growing Montclair family.

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.
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East Bay Charter Schools Unionize

Will charters still be viewed as the model for reforming public schools?

Oakland Finally Gets a Handle on Violent Crime

During the last few years, homicides and gun violence have decreased as the police department has solved an increasing number of violent crimes. The secret? Ceasefire.

She Can Do It

Ranger Betty Reid Soskin reflects on less rosy times.
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