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CK Gallery

Pass through a picturesque courtyard, climb the wooden stairs entwined with vines and emerge on a sunlit patio. Charlotte Kubiak sits on a bench outside her CK Gallery, sipping coffee.
May 3, 2012

Where It's At

Fresh out of the studio come the Hollyhocks, an Oakland-based indie band with fresh vocal harmony and sharp guitar melodies, with a debut CD, Understories.
May 3, 2012

History Lesson

In the weeks before Christmas 1886, a Swedish pastor who’d recently arrived in Oakland, scoured the streets of the young city, searching for followers.
May 3, 2012

Memory Lane

Steve Pucci has lived in Alameda his whole life and remains happily married to his high school sweetheart. He is third generation to the iconic Pucci family that for 75 years ran Joe Pucci & Son’s Seafood in Oakland.
May 3, 2012

Oakland Screenwriter

Tyler Perry and Steven Spielberg may soon have competition in the screenwriting and producing arenas if a talented Oakland woman realizes her dream.
May 3, 2012

Fashion Faire Takes Off

In a world of mass production, finding a vintage fashion piece for some fashionistas is like winning the lottery.
May 3, 2012

And the Trainer Sez

Question: I have fallen out of my groove. I try to exercise, but seem to get out of my workout schedule, because of carpooling around my kids and working full time. How can I make my exercise goal of working out 5 times per week actually happen?
May 3, 2012

Futsal Fever

Stop by the basketball courts at the Alameda Point Gym on any Friday night and you’ll see up to 50 people — boys and girls, 20-somethings and middle-aged adults — playing what seems like fast-moving, mini soccer games with a strange ball.
May 3, 2012

CrossFit Craze Spreads to Alameda

Intense, crazy, downright dangerous — these are some of the adjectives that have been used to describe CrossFit, a fitness program that is leaving the underground world of DIY at-home “boxes” (i.e., home gyms designed for CrossFit workouts) and entering the mainstream world of “regular” gyms and clubs.
May 3, 2012

Russo to the Rescue

Russo sees good communication with the public as a key component of his goal to change the culture of city hall.
May 3, 2012