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Bay Bridge Bike Path Takes Forever

One day it will be a bridge to somewhere—Treasure Island, which beckons with a popular flea market, urban wineries, and other coming attractions.
April 10, 2016

Mendocino Goes Crabless for Big Festival

This year’s 16th annual Crab, Wine & Beer Festival in Mendocino County was missing a main ingredient, Dungeness crab, but organizers, chefs, judges, attendees didn’t let that get them down.
April 4, 2016

Jackson, Gans Commemorate the Grateful Dead

Two Haddon Hill neighbors, friends, and Dead scholars have published a well-received book about their favorite band.
March 26, 2016

Hayward Is Chic But Not Too Chic

The next big low-key thing is Hayward, thanks to a burgeoning downtown with healthy nightlife and other crowd magnets.
March 20, 2016

Ronald Broach Spreads the Tenets of BOSS

The nonprofit he works for puts those who have fallen victim to the perils of poor choices, bad luck, even crime on the road to success.
March 16, 2016

Protecting Kids from Sexual Exploitation

Folks like Falilah Bilal of MISSSEY and youth advocate Venus Rodriguez of Not For Sale work have to combat what’s perceived as a big problem in the Bay Area—the commercial sexual exploitation of children
March 10, 2016

Things are looking up for Oakland Feather River Camp

The family camp has been fixed up, has growing enrollment, and is finalizing a contract with the city for its security.
March 1, 2016

Bridging the Bay Between Richmond and San Rafael

A new path will open on a four-year trial basis next year. But if pedestrians and bicyclists don’t use it, it could be short-lived.
January 24, 2016

City Education Czar Tapped to Fulfill the Oakland Promise

Mayor hires David Silver, the city’s new education czar, to shoulder the responsibility of the Oakland Promise, an ambitious new program to assure every child an opportunity to go to college.
January 13, 2016

BookTini Brings Books to East Oakland

The latest service project of a book-reading, cocktail-loving women’s club puts books into the hands of boys via the Black Sheep barbershop to improve literacy rates.
January 12, 2016