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Books from the Bay Area
December 3, 2012

Retail Roundup

Shopping Therapy on the Island
December 3, 2012

Taste of the Town

Faz Makes a Strong Bid as a Downtown Oakland Oasis
December 3, 2012

Take 5

Tim Herndon and James Cook have had their antique store, Good, Better, Best, on Encinal Avenue for almost 13 years. Herndon talks about some exciting changes they’ve made to their business and shares with us some lesser-known tidbits.
December 3, 2012

Fifty Shades of Gray Loft

Late in 2011, Jan Watten looked around her studio in Oakland’s Jingletown neighborhood, just over the High Street Bridge from Alameda, and realized how “open and beautiful and gallerylike” the space was.
December 3, 2012

About Alameda, Lisbon

You can’t take BART to Alameda, California. But you can definitely take the metro to Alameda, Portugal—it’s a neighborhood in Lisbon.
December 3, 2012

Retail Therapy

Unique One-Stop Shopping for Everyone on Your List
December 3, 2012

Around the Town

What are 5 to 6 feet tall, green and sparkling, and dance their way into the hearts of millions every holiday season?
December 3, 2012

Major Medallions

Thankfully for 10-year-old Ellina Bartholomew Couts of Alameda’s Frank Otis Elementary School, she doesn’t have to worry about the days when stagecoach travel between Oakland and Orinda was tedious at best and fatal at worst when the first tunnel’s dark, one-lane route opened in 1903.
December 3, 2012

Writing Blind

After Belo Cipriani was left blind following a vicious assault in San Francisco in 2007, he had to make a new life for himself.
December 3, 2012