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Six Questions

Who’s that, over there by the trash bins? It’s a bird! It’s a raccoon! No, it’s Recycle Woman, Alameda’s own super-SHEro, in her fluttering green and copper cape, doing her darndest to save the planet from her sworn enemies: greenhouse gasses, landfill, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and people who don’t take reusable bags to the grocery store.
November 1, 2012

Memory Lane

Native Alamedan Shirl Ames fondly remembers old Alameda and still appreciates her hometown for what it is today. In full swing, Ames can be found on the golf course two or three times a week.
November 1, 2012

Sports Hearoes

If you lived in Alameda in the 1980s and 1990s and paid any attention to Island runners, you’d probably remember the name Sal Vasquez.
November 1, 2012

Weaving Is Alive and Well

Not every artist can put this on her resume: artist in residence at the San Francisco dump. But for Oakland-born weaver Sandy Drobny, the waste stream is a treasure trove of material.
November 1, 2012

Smitten With Signature Dishes

We identify our favorite restaurants in a variety of ways: by the chef, by the unique take on a particular cuisine, by the cocktails or the wine list, by the neighborhood feel.
November 1, 2012

What to Eat Now

Were we given just one more day to eat in the East Bay, here’s what we would order, and where and why.
November 1, 2012

Taste of the Town

Enoteca Molinari: On Track as a Rockridge Institution
November 1, 2012

Impressed by Cahors

Cahors is in the beautiful Lot River Valley, home to stunning scenery, deep history, amazing gastronomic culture and noble red wines.
November 1, 2012

Majado for Breakfast

I remember biting into fresh pomegranate. It was so good, but I didn’t want to spit out the seeds so I ended up with a terrible stomachache.
November 1, 2012

Ask the Chef

When Sophina Uong took over the stove at Oakland’s most upscale Southern dining destination, Picán, the self-taught, Cambodian-born chef knew it wouldn’t be an easy undertaking.
November 1, 2012