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Yojimbo Doubles as an Art Gallery

Restaurant co-owner James Park adorns his eatery with large canvases filled with larger personalities inspired by movies, martial arts, and anime.
April 5, 2019

Justin Gabbard Likes His Quiet Alameda Life

The busy Google art director finds the Island provides respite from his hectic workdays.
April 4, 2019

Katina Huston Produces Kaleidoscopic Paintings

An Alameda artist lets her experiences guide her shadow drawings and other works.
April 2, 2019

Hopi Breton Lets Her Sculptures Become Her Voice

The Alameda sculptor is a master manipulator of artistic material.
March 13, 2019

Rock Poster Maven Ron Schaeffer Preserves an Art Form

An Alamedan with a lifelong passion for rock posters and rock ’n’ roll serves as treasurer of The Rock Poster Society and promotes posters as art while assisting the artists who make them.
January 22, 2019

The Tick That Took Me Out

My story of getting and coping with late-stage Lyme disease—one of the fastest spreading, most debilitating, and least understood diseases in the nation.
January 21, 2019

Nancy Skinner Is the 2018 East Bay Person of the Year

The Democratic state Senator from Berkeley is a difference-maker. She gets big things done, from criminal justice reform to building more housing and helping slow climate change.
December 31, 2018

Preserving Vintage Vibes

Photographer and collage artist Stephanie Williamson uses hand-painted photographs and alternative and old-school photo processes in her artwork.
December 19, 2018

Noah Berger Is the Fire Chaser

The longtime East Bay photojournalist has found his calling: photographing California’s massive wildfires.
November 20, 2018

Swimmer Craig Coombs Circles Alameda in Record Time

The Alamedan master’s open-water swimmer takes the hard way around Alameda, accomplishing a new first.
November 19, 2018