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Harbor Seal or Elephant Seal?

Harbor seals have spots.
August 15, 2019

Laugh It Up

This month's nightlife issue features our picks for where to see live comedy, show off your knowledge at a trivia night, or get your salsa, bachata, and merengue on.
August 14, 2019

The Gnomes of Oakland Live On

Author Kamaria Lofton and artist Steven Anderson are revealing nocturnal tales about The Town’s favorite tiny mascot in a new book, The Gnomes of Oakland.
August 09, 2019

Foxes May Be Expanding Their East Bay Habitats

Once rarely sighted, gray foxes are being seen by more East Bay residents, and there’s nothing to be alarmed over.
August 07, 2019

San Pablo Avenue Condos Are Works of Art

Local artists add charisma to an infill housing project, Wardenclyffe, a condominium complex from Flatlands Development Holdings.
August 05, 2019
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Food & Drink

How to Make Yimm’s Sweet Corn Salad

Aya Amornpan turned to sweet corn when brainstorming unusual items to serve at Yimm, her new home-style Thai eatery that opened recently in Rockridge.
August 16, 2019

A Reset for Oliveto Café & Restaurant

Oliveto occupies a special niche of East Bay dining, and its most recent reset has happily strengthened its position.
August 16, 2019

Nosh Box: The Brews of Summer

August 01, 2019

The Story Behind Gioia Pizzeria’s Most Popular Pie

The most popular pie is the Julian, topped with kale, Calabrese sausage, onion, garlic, and chili flakes. Owners Karen and Will Gioia named it after their son.
July 26, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Cindy Heen Launches a New Dance Festival

After founding Emergence Dance Company last year, Cindy Heen is staging an Emergence Dance Festival this month at the Sawtooth.
August 22, 2019

Say Goodbye to Will Blades at The Freight

The East Bay organist is moving to LA but not before celebrating a birthday that doubles as a farewell bash.
August 22, 2019

See Works of Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey at BAMPFA

Marin County inspires Mirra’s spare, abstract woven works, and Thackery is a photographer who makes “objects of contemplation.”
August 21, 2019

Heroes Emerge From the SF Chinatown Sex Trade

Julia Flynn Siler’s new book recounts the heroic acts of Donaldina Cameron and Tien Fun Wu at the turn of the 20th century.
August 19, 2019
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Life & Style

Everything Is Turning Up Pickleball

It’s so popular because it’s so much fun.
August 21, 2019

The Story of Hello Vintage

It’s a modern romance-retail tale in which the proprietor, Carolyn Liu, shares some business and relationship advice for Millennials.
August 20, 2019

Gather Moves from Hayes Valley to Oakland

Plus, shining a spotlight on Aiken on Fourth Street and saying goodbye to NEEKO.
August 20, 2019

Living Plastic Free

It’s harder than you might imagine to break away from clamshells and baggies.
August 19, 2019
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Home & Garden

A Touch of Tuscany on Harbord Drive

This tri-level home with opulent gardens feels lush and lavish.
July 31, 2019

East Bay Real Estate Slowdown

After a dramatic six-year run-up in home sales and prices, a mild slowdown is underway in the East Bay.
July 30, 2019

A Kitchen Remodel Accommodates a Happy Clan

A big family with even bigger celebrations goes for a remodel that turns a small, cramped space into something grand.
July 24, 2019

Basement Remodels Are Big

When you can’t expand your house up or out, digging down for a basement addition might be just the thing.
July 22, 2019
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From Our Other Publications

Richmond Arts Center Tackles Nature and Culture

Here Is the Sea and Faces Without Noses, a pair of Richmond Art Center exhibitions, examine environmental and aesthetic themes. Nature and culture, again, do their eternal parallel-evolution dance, seen through sociopolitical/informational and aesthetic/poetic filters. It’s style-plus-content art that looks good and is good for us.
April 12, 2019

Katy Butler Writes About Navigating the End of Life In Her New Book

In the The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, author and Bay Area journalist Katy Butler pools her infinitely practical and deeply human expertise to coach people on the end of their lives.
April 11, 2019

Cal Performances Hosts Alvin Ailey Dancers for 2019

Returning April 9-14 for its annual residency that began over 50 years ago in 1968, the venerable dance company brings three Bay Area premieres and some returning favorites to Zellerbach.
April 08, 2019

Volunteers Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Reading Partners, a successful nationwide nonprofit program, strives to improve third-grade reading proficiency in low-income Oakland schools.
April 01, 2019
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