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Life & Style

Journey Through Jingletown

Industry, activism, and art meet here, at the shores of the bay.
June 20, 2019

Take a Staycation on the Peninsula

Head south for a weekend retreat that takes in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, and Half Moon Bay.
June 17, 2019

Constance Taylor Wants All to Know Their Natural Neighbors

The founder of Wild Oakland, Constance Taylor and some friends started California Center for Natural History, a nonprofit naturalist collective, to teach the public urban ecology.
June 14, 2019

Aging as the Next Social Revolution

Louise Aronson, M.D., professor of geriatrics at UCSF, is promoting elderhood, a period starting between 60 and 70 years of age and lasting decades and striving to remove the negative values placed on being old.
June 13, 2019

The Guide to Go-To Wildlife Watching

Animal phenomena abound in the East Bay, so here’s where to see ladybugs converging, newts migrating, and night herons nesting. Or maybe you’d rather lay eyes on grunions, tarantulas, prairie falcons, harbor seals, and other critters.
June 12, 2019

Child Care Could Get Easier for California Families

Legislation from State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, would allow larger day care centers to forego costly permits and business licenses.
June 6, 2019

Ideas for the Industrial Chic Look

Think of modern industrial design as a Westernized version of the tidying up craze. It is by definition utilitarian, and clutter is replaced with overtly functional, mechanical, or sublimely purposeful items as focal points.
May 28, 2019

Visit East Lake for Oakland Treats

Just east of Lake Merritt, discover psychics and martial arts, tattoo artists and locksmiths, crawfish and sweet and savory pies.
May 24, 2019

Make a Statement With DOPP Shoes

Oakland designer and stylist Shayla Dopp uses sustainable material to make her high-end footwear.
May 23, 2019

Beauty Abounds in Morro Bay

See ‘The Rock,’ paddle the bay, bird watch, and hike the woodlands.
May 22, 2019
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