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News & Politics

Find Nostalgia at the ’90s Experience

A Jack London Square pop-up museum, the ’90s Experience, celebrates the good times of the dopest decade.
October 09, 2019

Donald Swearingen Tunes Into Music and Math

He uses them to write avante-garde music and software.
October 07, 2019

Krystell Guzman Uses Spanish Immersion to Empower Latina Immigrants

The entrepreneur has expanded her Spanish immersion preschool, La Plazita, to include after-school programs and camps, creating leaders and managers along the way.
October 04, 2019

The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative’s New Way to Build Housing Equity

The co-op seeks to provide people of color with affordable housing and a stake in the American Dream. It’s a model that others are watching.
October 02, 2019

Blue Shield Is Picture-Perfect at StreetFest

Blue Shield continued reaching out to its Oakland neighbors by setting up a booth at the annual Chinatown celebration.
October 01, 2019
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Food & Drink

Mixologists Are the New Herbalists

More cocktail designers are working with herbs, not necessarily for any psychoactive attributes, but rather for their distinct flavors and beauty as garnishes.
October 11, 2019

Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement Is Comfort Food That Satisfies

Fernay McPherson, who named her restaurant after her great-aunt and grandmother, says her comfort food resonates with so many people.
October 11, 2019

Celebrate Olives in Orinda

The 10th annual Orinda Olive Festival puts olives front and center at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area.
October 03, 2019

Nosh Box: The Rodney Dangerfield of Asian Food

October 01, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Space Oddities at BAMPFA

Strange is a vast exhibition that draws on the Berkeley Art Museum’s extensive collection with a surrealist take.
October 10, 2019

Two Books Ignite Imagination

Think of 'Compass of the Ephemeral' and 'Whose Story Is This' as wild fires, but in the sense as igniting imagination.
October 10, 2019

Bastille Plays the Greek

The band is touring to promote its third album.
October 08, 2019

Berkeley Rep’s Johanna Pfaelzer Does It Her Way

The new artistic director of Berkeley Rep brings a commitment to new work and a diversity of voices and cultural experiences.
October 03, 2019
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Life & Style

The Downtown Berkeley Arts District Is a Lively Place

Get your fill of theater, music, history, and food in the downtown Berkeley Arts District.
September 25, 2019

A Mom Builds a Toy Company for Infants

When Zahra Kassam gave birth to her son, she discovered a glaring gap in education for kids under age 3, so she created an education toy company to meet the need.
September 20, 2019

Tea Founder Cultivates Cultural Awareness

Entrepreneur Leigh Rawdon finds success with her mission-oriented children’s wear company, Tea.
September 18, 2019

Fairfield Is More Than a Dot on the Map

The sun-soaked, palm-studded, sparkling-waterwayed swatch of Suisun Valley is a living shrine to East Bay history — wreathed with abundant vineyards, championship golf links, and a famous candy factory.
September 17, 2019
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Home & Garden

The East Bay Housing Supply Logjam Easing After Six Years

That’s good news for buyers, but not so much for sellers.
September 30, 2019

Sky and Sun Dominate Claremont Hills Home Design

A distinct custom hillside home in Berkeley, 20 Stephens Way connects seamlessly with its environment.
September 27, 2019

Italianate Touches Enhance an Alameda Kitchen

An Alameda couple enamored of la dolce vita has the exterior of their home painted to resemble an Italianate villa and brings the same flair indoors to their kitchen.
September 24, 2019

A Hills Home With Views

It’s easy to get lost in the views from this modern Grizzly Peak Boulevard where French doors and fireplaces, sloped roofs and vaulted ceilings rule.
August 30, 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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