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Real Estate Wrap Up

When Jennifer moved to the Bay Area from San Diego in 1999, she had what she assumed would be a nice nest egg to place as a down payment on a new home.
June 28, 2012

Say Cheese, Please

Walking into Sacred Wheel Cheese and Specialty Market is refreshing: a tasteful layout, a refrigerator stocked full of artisan soda pop and pleasant, accommodating employees.
June 28, 2012

Res Ipsa Speaks for Itself

Res ipsa loquitur is Latin legalese meaning “the thing speaks for itself.” And at Res Ipsa, one of Oakland Art Murmur’s newest galleries — run by two attorneys — the art does speak for itself.
June 28, 2012

Media Shelf

Books from the Bay Area
June 28, 2012

The Six Questions

Donna Fong, 45, barbecue pitmaster and molecular biologist
June 28, 2012

Picture This

Anita Eblé bought her Dutch colonial home in Berkeley’s Claremont district in 1968. When her husband, Henri, saw the Oakvale Avenue house for the first time, he exclaimed, “Oh, God! It’s my dream house.”
June 28, 2012

Glen Echo Creek’s Parks

Long ago, creeks flowed down Oakland’s hills in a gushing roar. Profuse and many-branched, these enthusiastic waterways now do their work largely unseen, as the majority of them have been culverted.
June 28, 2012

A Life Well Spent

acob Battersby, 36, is better known in the hip-hop world as Celsius 7 and also performs as part of Psychokinetics; he recently released his second solo album, Life Well Spent.
June 28, 2012

Moms Unite

Hooking up with a mom’s group is pretty much de rigueur for any new mom.
June 28, 2012

Pixar Proud

Behold a short list of the topics that came up in a recent interview with two Pixar employees largely responsible for Brave.
June 28, 2012