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Secret Eats

October 2010 was an extraordinary Filipino-American Heritage Month for Oakland native Jay-Ar Pugao — that was when he opened No Worries, the first Filipino vegan restaurant in the country.
October 26, 2011

East Bay Book Notes

For more than 30 years, Marcus Bookstore has given Oaklanders — as the sign outside the front door reads — a place to find “books by and about black people everywhere.”
October 26, 2011

Where It's At

Conscious hip-hop may have fallen out of fashion in the mainstream, but it never quite died in Oakland.
October 26, 2011

A Plant’s Gotta Do

When your Venus flytrap looks hungry, don’t feed it hamburger. Don’t even feed it flies.
October 26, 2011

Picture This

Oakland has no shortage of public murals. You can find them under freeways, in parks, on business walls.
October 26, 2011

Gearing Up For Tacos

Alfonso Dominguez is all about bringing real Mexican street food to Oakland. That’s why he doesn’t have a taco truck parked on International Boulevard — in Mexico, tacos are served in little carts, at stands or from bicycles.
October 26, 2011

The Six Questions

Tokuda’s mission is to eradicate French and Scotch broom — invasive plants that are choking native vegetation in the Oakland hills.
October 26, 2011

Media Shelf

New Books from the Bay Area
October 26, 2011

World-Class Word Chef

Although her job revolves around food, Dianne Jacob doesn’t spend her hours mincing and mixing in the kitchen of her lovely Montclair house.
October 26, 2011

Taste of the Town

For a restaurant to become a steady favorite, it has to gratify all the senses (and not dramatically displease any).
October 26, 2011