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Taste of the Town

Even when as fine a new restaurant as Bocanova opens in Jack London Square, the puzzle of the area’s commercial revitalization awaits another missing piece. Even with their mouths full of exquisite stuffed plantains, everybody seems to be holding his breath, anticipating the grand opening of the six-story, 72,000-square-foot Jack London Market.
December 29, 2009

Second Helpings

Okra, tofu and vegan — an unlikely trio, thinking of marriages made in food-heaven. You must have heard the comments about okra: “Oh, no — it’s so slimy.” And tofu? On it’s own, it’s bland to the power of zero; experimented with, tofu’s versatility is boggling.
December 29, 2009

Bocanova at Jack London Square

Even when as fine a new restaurant as Bocanova opens in Jack London Square, the puzzle of the area’s commercial revitalization awaits another missing piece. Even with their mouths full of exquisite stuffed plantains, everybody seems to be holding his breath, anticipating the grand opening of the six-story, 72,000-square-foot Jack London Market.
December 29, 2009

Souley Vegan

Okra, tofu and vegan — an unlikely trio, thinking of marriages made in food-heaven. You must have heard the comments about okra: “Oh, no — it’s so slimy.” And tofu? On it’s own, it’s bland to the power of zero; experimented with, tofu’s versatility is boggling.
December 29, 2009

Letters

December 11, 2009

Sports Injuries

Oakland resident Ashsa Smith was 16 when she suffered a painful anterior cruciate ligament tear in her knee during a soccer game.
November 30, 2009

Is Your Thyroid Out of Whack?

Wendy Clark first suspected some-thing was amiss with her health when she began experiencing a rapid heartbeat and swollen ankles.
November 30, 2009

Arthritis

November 30, 2009

Shingles

On a Friday in early September, Donna Turner, 52, of Oakland awoke to the worst headache of her life.
November 30, 2009

Fighting Off Osteoporosis

When Piedmont resident Linda Murphy decided to get a spur-of-the-moment bone density test, she never imagined it would reveal she had osteopenia, a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal.
November 30, 2009