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The Six Questions

The woman 2,000 feet up in the air monitoring traffic — and the fast voice that up until recently delivered that information to your radio
August 31, 2012

FuseBOX

FuseBOX is not a place you bump into by accident. As you round the corner of West Grand and Magnolia, the view is a bit wild West: rough corrugated roofs, graffiti-enhanced fences, barbed wire coils and then, oddly, a life-sized carved wooden hippo.
August 31, 2012

A House With a View

Bruce Stoffmacher and Camille Landau left the smog and sprawl of Los Angeles and moved to the Bay Area two years ago.
August 31, 2012

The East Bay’s BBQ Hall of Fame

Oakland has always had a few good barbecue joints. With the city’s strong African-American community, barbecue restaurants date back at least as far as the Second Great Migration (1940–1970), when 5 million or more black people moved from the southeastern United States to points north and west, including California.
August 31, 2012

Bay Voyager

The writer Jack London would be amazed by the range of vessels docked at the waterfront that carries his name: Sailboats, ferries, kayaks, a historic lightship and a former Presidential yacht.
August 31, 2012

Wild for Wedgewoods

When Laura Mankikar was working in the high-tech field as a technical writer, she never envisioned herself as a shopkeeper, especially not one specializing in stoves built before the age of computers.
August 31, 2012

Art in Nature: The Nature of Art

Imagine strolling down a forest path, inhaling the piney air under a canopy of trees, when suddenly you come upon a troop of costumed troubadours playing violins, flutes and drums, while dancing bodies dart between the towering redwoods.
August 31, 2012

Word On The Street

What type of food truck would you like to see come to Alameda?
August 31, 2012

Ask the Chef

It’s a special type of personality that becomes a chef, but it’s arguable that an even more special type becomes a chef of a breakfast and brunch place.
August 31, 2012

Tagine at Tanjia

A cooking-vessel shaped like a wizard’s hat holds the secret to magically tender lamb chunks, fragrant with spices.
August 31, 2012