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Hit the Road

It’s road trip time, and we’re exploring Winters, Paso Robles, LA, the Orange County Coast, and Amador County.

Francesco’s Serves Its Last Italian Feast

The green-white-and-red Hegenberger Road fixture populated by labor leaders and sports greats shuts for good.

Janice Lin Is an Advocate For the Sun and Wind

The Berkeley consultant helps companies, utilities, and governments move toward greater use of alternative energy.

Keeping Pace With the Green Rush

As medical marijuana becomes a commodity, Oakland sets a new pace for high-end professional services. Meet your new permit consultants—on weed.

Bay Area Bike Ride Calendar

Ride for a cause or just pedal with likeminded folks for the sheer fun of it.
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Life & Style

South Shore Center Is More Than a Mall

Head to the shore to support Alameda businesses while shopping locally in an open-air setting.

High-rises and Hutongs Define Beijing

Like a bowl of its intensely flavored noodles, Beijing is a tangle of contradictions. Wander the twisting lanes in a few hutongs to feel the timeless pulse of daily life.

Marveling at the eternal sentinels of Sequoia National Park

Pay homage to the General Sherman Tree, verified as the world’s largest single living thing.

What’s New in Northwest Berkeley

The long-dowdy San Pablo-Gilman corridor has got it going on these days.
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Food & Drink

Ajanta’s New Owners Don’t Mess With Anything

The father-and-son team Rajen Thapa and Pratik Thapa who took over Ajanta want to keep the Berkeley gem just like chef Lachu Moorjani envisioned it.

East Bay Wine Bar Revival

The Barrel Room hits the sweet spot with a wine-forward emphasis on ding.

Reimagining the Venerable Old Fashioned

Japanese whiskey transforms the familiar cocktail into something special.

Urban Latino Offers a Fusion Mashup

The Temescal outlet celebrates the Americas: North, South, and Central.
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Arts & Culture

Dogtown Redemption Airs on PBS

Amir Soltani’s documentary about West Oakland homeless recyclers tells a love story of sorts.

Rihanaa Plays the Arena

Also, Island City Waterways, Elephants, and Hills

Intrigue, Injustice, and Laughs

Taking on billionaires, war criminals, and heritage.

Jolene Morgado Paints Connection

The Alameda artist likes to bring the world home.
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Home & Garden

Berkeley Home Sets Sales Record at $21 Million

Setting the record as the highest priced home sale in Alameda County’s history, a lavish 14,000-square-foot Berkeley hills mansion at 6889 Devon Way sold for a staggering $21 million earlier this year.

Home Design for Men

Man caves are a thing of the past, but a masculine touch is en vogue.

What a Million Dollars Buys in Berkeley

In the sizzling-hot East Bay real estate market, a million dollars gets you a remodeled “starter” home in an “upcoming” neighborhood.

A Bit of the Hamptons in Berkeley

A traditional East Coast home on Grizzly Peak shines in its West Coast context.
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From Our Other Publications

A Trio of Rent Ballot Measures Surface in Alameda

The Alameda Renters Coalition, Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog, and landlords Farhad Matin and Marilyn Schumacher gather signatures for competing ballot measures regulating housing.

Jolene Morgado Paints Connection

The Alameda artist likes to bring the world home.

Vanessa Cooper Bridges Gaps in Alameda Housing

Against a backdrop of skyrocketing rents, Alameda Housing Authority Director Vanessa Cooper is calm, focused, and driven. Yet her authority itself is feeling the stress of low- and middle-income people being driving out of Alameda and the Bay Area.

Oregon Fare With California Flair

Half contemporary, half hippie, Cafe Eugene gives Albany a taste of its own medicine.
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