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Communicating With Food

People use food to tell their stories. Sometimes the storytelling is more important than the food.
November 12, 2019

Lease Angst for Alameda Point Makers

As development takes off, Alameda Point Studios worries about displacement.
November 11, 2019

Dr. Donna Carey Galvanizes Her Community

Alarmed by statistics about African American infant deaths, a Highland Hospital pediatric physician initiated a safe sleep campaign that others may emulate.
October 23, 2019

Liz Dunning Listens to the Material

This woodworker lets the materials do most of the talking in the heirloom furniture she crafts.
October 21, 2019

Pros and Cons to New Hotels

Readers express opposing points of view on whether the Holiday Inn Express planned for Park Street is good or bad.
October 18, 2019
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Food & Drink

Welcome to the East Bay’s Wine Bars

Your wine adventure and education are just minutes away on a corner near you.
November 12, 2019

Nosh Box: It's Sparkler Time Again

November 8, 2019

Belly Puts Asian Pears Into an Arugula Salad

Alan Chun and Alice Woo of Belly uses Asians pears to create a crisp, light salad to balance the heartier California-Korean-style tacos, burritos, and burgers that highlight the offerings at their popular Uptown eatery.
October 25, 2019

ZINO’s Brandon Hicks Updates Crab Louie

Brandon Hicks maintains classic elements of the traditional Crab Louie but presents it in a modern way with a Mediterranean touch.
October 25, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Motorcycles are the Heart of a RAC Exhibition

Countersteer’s motorcycles celebrate rebellious artistry.
November 12, 2019

Nigel Sussman Uses Art to Spread Joy and Happiness

Berkeley illustrator and muralist Nigel Sussman does accept commissions — as long as they are positive, universal, and appropriate.
November 11, 2019

Hindu Epic Becomes Solo Show

Oakland’s Ubuntu Theater Project unveils a new stage version of The Mahabharata that is a much more pared down, intimate affair than the original.
November 8, 2019

Diablo Ballet Dance Swings Into the Season

Diablo Ballet’s A Swingin’ Holiday & More has become a much-welcomed part of the East Bay holiday offerings.
November 8, 2019
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Life & Style

ThredUP Arrives in Old Oakland

A company changing how the world buys secondhand takes root in Oakland.
November 12, 2019

Cal Teaches Adulting

This one-unit pass-fail life skills-class — conceived by Belle Lau and Jenny Zhou — gives college kids insights into becoming successful adults.
October 31, 2019

High Thread Count Basics

Forget what you think you know about high thread count cotton bed sheets.
October 29, 2019

Vibrant and Rooted in East Oakland

Dig in the dirt, build community, get beautiful, and eat well in East Oakland.
October 28, 2019
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Home & Garden

Grandeur on the Gold Coast

Lumber baron Charles Appleton Hooper’s estate is on the market.
October 30, 2019

You Can Land a Starter Home

In the East Bay, it’s difficult by not impossible to find a starter home.
October 29, 2019

The East Bay Housing Supply Logjam Easing After Six Years

That’s good news for buyers, but not so much for sellers.
September 30, 2019

Sky and Sun Dominate Claremont Hills Home Design

A distinct custom hillside home in Berkeley, 20 Stephens Way connects seamlessly with its environment.
September 27, 2019
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From Our Other Publications

Richmond Arts Center Tackles Nature and Culture

Here Is the Sea and Faces Without Noses, a pair of Richmond Art Center exhibitions, examine environmental and aesthetic themes. Nature and culture, again, do their eternal parallel-evolution dance, seen through sociopolitical/informational and aesthetic/poetic filters. It’s style-plus-content art that looks good and is good for us.
April 12, 2019

Katy Butler Writes About Navigating the End of Life In Her New Book

In the The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, author and Bay Area journalist Katy Butler pools her infinitely practical and deeply human expertise to coach people on the end of their lives.
April 11, 2019

Cal Performances Hosts Alvin Ailey Dancers for 2019

Returning April 9-14 for its annual residency that began over 50 years ago in 1968, the venerable dance company brings three Bay Area premieres and some returning favorites to Zellerbach.
April 8, 2019

Volunteers Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Reading Partners, a successful nationwide nonprofit program, strives to improve third-grade reading proficiency in low-income Oakland schools.
April 1, 2019
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