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Have Pig Roaster,

Got a hankerin’ to invite the gang over for a plate of succulent roast pork, but don’t wanna dig a pit in your backyard to bury the beast?
June 28, 2012

Serious Swimmers

Jason Jefferson has found another way to provide an outlet for underprivileged youth. And at the same time, he’s tackling a little-known issue in the inner-city community.
June 28, 2012

Over the Moon

What do vintage swimsuits, pillowcases, doilies, silk linings, leather cords and coffee grounds have in common?
June 28, 2012

Quick History Lesson

Lest Oaklanders forget, Pentecostal evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson [“God’s Office Girl,” November 2011] was not the only woman from a faith-based perspective who made a substantial contribution to Oakland’s development in Christian institutions of higher learning.
June 28, 2012

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