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Nature Lover

Scott Wolland, the new executive director of Bay Area Wilderness Training—an Oakland-based group that helps get urban youth out into the woods—has 19 years of outdoor education experience and is passionate about connecting kids with the Bay Area’s spectacular, and easily accessible, outdoors.
March 1, 2013

Quick and Easy Getaways

Living in the Bay Area means being surrounded by beaches, harbors and mountains that make great weekend trips.
March 1, 2013

Passion Project

With the birth of their son in 2008, the owners of Ego Park gallery at 23rd and Telegraph—smack in the heart of Oakland’s first Friday Art Murmur—closed their doors to undertake “an art project called ‘Life.’”
March 1, 2013

Ethnic Treat

Papaya Salad at Vanessa’s Bistro
March 1, 2013

Oakland's Characters

Author Jerry Thompson can’t help dropping names when talking about his upcoming book, and for good reason.
March 1, 2013

Try Folk Dancing at Live Oak Park

Pining for some good old-fashioned family fun on a Friday night? Look no further than Berkeley’s Live Oak Park where, on the first Friday of every month, members of the Berkeley Folk Dancers, also known as BFD, host an evening of music and dance for the whole family.
March 1, 2013

Late Bloomer

Inez Brown did not intend to become an artist at age 74.
March 1, 2013

Taste of the Town

Old Oakland Welcomes Italian Home Cooking to the Neighborhood
March 1, 2013

Q & A: Michael Houlihan

Chances are, if you’re a wine drinker, you’ve gone Barefoot. You know the wine—the big bottle, the label’s bare footprint, the original flavors of red or white.
March 1, 2013

Core Meals

What was your life mission when you were 20-something? Corey Rennell, 27, wants to revolutionize the way people eat.
March 1, 2013