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It’s All About Walkability

Young buyers increasingly prefer smaller homes in the East Bay flatlands, close to cafes and restaurants, rather than big houses in the hills.

Ars Technica Live Brings Tech Talks to Eli’s

On the third Wednesday of each month, Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland opens its doors to a no-cost, free-wheeling program of in-depth conversations with some of the Bay Area’s most creative minds, sponsored by the technology site Ars Technica.

Banish the Bulge of Varicose Veins

Beyond bulging, bumpy varicose veins and unsightly spider veins, vascular diseases, like carotid arteries or renal vascular disease, can be life threatening. Dr. Michael Ingegno, of Oakland’s General Vascular Surgery Medical Group specializes in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive varicose vein procedures, as well as a suite of surgical vascular and arterial treatments.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Democrats Score Big Victories; Majority of Oaklanders Like Laney Ballpark Site

Plus, new BART trains fail another test, possibly delaying launch again.

Martin Wong Paintings Revisit 1980s New York

The Spanish Teaching Shortage

In Oakland, where the shortage of language instructors is particularly acute, the school district has been recruiting teachers from Mexico and Spain.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Air Force Failed to Block Shooter From Buying Guns; Almena Says Ghost Ship Owner Shares Blame

Plus, UC Berkeley to bailout massive stadium debt.

Shopkins Live! Celebrates Consumerism

Shoppies meet the Shopkins in immerse theater at the Paramount.

Strength of the Invisible Queens

Artist Lark Calderon-Gomez explores the royalty and resilience of women, past and present, in Urgency of Life at Sanchez Contemporary Gallery.

Famous Food Blogger David Lebovitz Will Discuss His New Book in Rockridge

The former Chez Panisse pastry maven will discuss his new book, L'Appart.