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Affordable SAT Prep for All

Khan Academy partners with College Board to close the opportunity gap on standardized college test preparation.
May 15, 2019

A Highway 1 Trip Can End Cabin Fever

The long rainy season gives way to spring, and the open road of the Pacific Coast Highway beckons from Morro Bay to Mendocino.
May 14, 2019

Take a Forest Bath to Open Your Senses

There are thousands of trained, certified guides around the world, several best-selling books have been published, and the first international forest-therapy conference will be held in July at Sonoma State University.
May 08, 2019

Concerns Surface Over Essential Oils

Endocrinologists and aromatherapists are at odds over whether lavender and tea tree essential oils cause ‘moobs.’ More consumers are talking to their doctors about it.
May 06, 2019

Andrés Soto Plays the Music of Change

The Richmond musician and KPFA radio host is an activists’ activist, championing causes from workers rights and gun violence to the environment.
May 03, 2019
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Food & Drink

Brown Sugar Kitchen Satisfies Soul Food Cravings

The new Brown Sugar Kitchen skillfully renders chef Tanya Holland’s most iconic dishes, including her fried chicken and waffles.
May 17, 2019

Oakland’s 4505 Burgers & BBQ Roasts a Whole Hog Every Day

Chef/butcher/restaurateur Ryan Farr takes his time — sometimes as long as 18 hours — to barbecue a whole hog at his Laurel district location.
May 10, 2019

MIXT Greens Opens a Spot in Uptown

The salads, sandwiches, and bowls at MIXT contain real food that’s sourced responsibly and served in a location boasting a casual vibe that’s good for families.
May 03, 2019

Kilduff Gets to the Bottom of the Kasper’s or Caspers Question

The East Bay hot dog empire traces its roots to a common Armenian-American ancestor, Kasper Castigian. According to his grandson, Paul Rustigian, these days, a Caspers sausage company also makes the hot dogs for Kasper’s.
April 29, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Flyaway Productions Tackles Women’s Issues

‘The Wait Room’ combines oral histories, music, and dance on an important topic: women with incarcerated loved ones.
May 16, 2019

‘Kings’ Exposes Some D.C. Dirty Laundry

The Ashby Stage takes up a timely topic: the corrosive effects of money on politics in Sarah Burgess’ ‘Kings.’
May 15, 2019

Indie Rock, a Techno Thriller, and Women’s Essays

Music by Victor Krummenacher, suspense from Eliot Peper, and 46 essays from women writers.
May 14, 2019

Keb’ Mo’ Brings the Blues to Livermore

His work isn’t a pure distillation of the delta style — he draws on diverse musical traditions — but the great unifying theme is his an acute sense of personal pain and a hope for redemption.
May 13, 2019
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Life & Style

Try the Presidio for a Staycation

It’s a 1,500-acre luxury resort with 16 food and dining options, music, art, history, and nature.
May 16, 2019

Alex Williams Opens a Hyperbarics Spa in Berkeley

Holistic Hyperbarics uses oxygen and atmospheric pressure to facilitate recovery in a spa-like setting.
May 14, 2019

Highway 1 Revisited

This spring, reap the rewards from the Pacific Coast Highway from Morro Bay to Mendocino.
May 07, 2019

Mendocino Offers Mighty Cliffside Views

Visitors can smell the sea, see postcard-pretty buildings, lose themselves among the bishop pines and then eat, shop, and play in the picturesque coastal town.
May 07, 2019
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Home & Garden

Exterior Paint Adds Value and Protects Homes

Whether you’re selling your house and want to get top dollar, or just want to keep the place in tiptop shape, one of the best ways to start is by refreshing the exterior paint job.
April 30, 2019

Idora Park Storybook Home Goes on the Market

The quaint and affordable split-level 1,621-square-foot house in the Bushrod district is near shopping, restaurants, and businesses in Temescal and Rockridge, plus it’s near BART, bus lines, and casual carpools.
April 25, 2019

A Ballena Bay Home Combines the Best of Land and Sea

The well-appointed Alameda manse offers modern luxury amid gardens and the bay.
March 29, 2019

New Real Estate Laws

A number of laws affecting homeowners, renters, and property owners go into effect in the East Bay and across the state in 2019.
March 28, 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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