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When Singles Meet Up

In-the-know local bar and restaurant personnel reveal when odds are best for singles to meet other singles.
November 18, 2016

Mad for Mah-Jongg

The ancient Chinese tile game sees renewed popularity in the East Bay.
November 17, 2016

Living Small

Oakland’s first micro apartments are coming to the Nook on Valdez.
November 10, 2016

The Urban Wine Movement Heads to Richmond

Kevin and Barbara Brown of R&B Cellars, along with Jeff Cohn of Jeff Cohn Cellars, are bringing new life via wine, cider, and beer to the waterfront.
July 6, 2016

Mouse or Fairy Doors Spring Up in Alameda

An anonymous Bay Farm dad starts an urban art movement of tiny doors hitting the curbs, trees, and public spaces on the Island and spreads a little whimsy.
March 10, 2016

Alameda Peeps are Unstoppably Generous

Alameda Peeps raises money and more for the community, thanks to the able hand of a strong moderator who took on the task in the spring.
May 15, 2015

Alameda Theatre and Cinema Grill Team Up for Food and Dink at the Movies

The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex goes New Parkway, quietly letting patrons at the adjoining Cinema Grill bring adult beverages and portable snacks into the cinexplex rooms. Expansion is coming as the kinks get worked out.
April 22, 2015

Fantastic Negrito Earns the Limelight

Xavier Dphrepaulezz is an Oakland musician whose star seems to be rising, thanks to beating out 7,000 other contestants from around the world for NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert Contest.”
April 22, 2015

Dining Goes to the Dogs at Underwood Cafe, Pier 29 and Elsewhere

Thanks to a new law, puppies and their parents can grace the porches of California restaurants. Lots of places are getting in on the action.
March 22, 2015

The Google Bus Phenomenon in Alameda

Jeremy Schmitz lives on High Street, a narrow two-lane thoroughfare that is one of Alameda’s few exit points to the rest of the East Bay. During most weekday mornings, the two-lane street is racked with traffic that is often exacerbated by the new symbol of corporate reach and socio-economic unrest-the Google bus.
September 4, 2014