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For the Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus, Inclusion Means Everyone

The Oakland Gay Men’s Chorus is in the holiday spirit.
December 06, 2019

Nicholas Williams Is Full of Hustle and Heart

Nicholas Williams, the Oakland Parks & Rec Director, embraces and demonstrates the diversity that made Oakland great in the first place.
December 05, 2019

Juan Lopez Creates Enchanting Mosaics

The muralist turns the tools of his trade to the arts, and his creative mosaics grace public and private spaces in the East Bay.
December 04, 2019

The Forgotten Revolutionary of Berkeley

T.Y. Chang revered democracy, fought corruption, protested injustice, and left his imprint on Chinese history. It all started at Cal.
December 02, 2019

Margaret Gordon Clears the Air

The grandmother and eco-hero credited with cleaning up the air in West Oakland isn’t done yet.
December 02, 2019
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Food & Drink

Doña’s Carnitas Is More Than Just ‘Little Meats’

The precise way in which carnitas is prepared at Doña is a secret, but there are only four ingredients.
December 06, 2019

The Berkeley Boathouse Is More Than a Typical Hotel Restaurant

Part of an $8 million ‘refresh,’ the Berkeley Boathouse opens within DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina with achef-driven menu.
December 06, 2019

Saddle Up Your Holiday Gift-Horse

December 01, 2019

Get to Know Alameda’s Spirits Alley

Glimpses of San Francisco skyline greet those sipping and tripping around for wine, spirits, and brew with a view.
November 27, 2019
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Arts & Culture

EBABZ Celebrates Indie Publishing

Quirky and creative zine makers and readers come together for the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest.
December 05, 2019

Shotgun Players Revive ‘Vinegar Tom’

This Caryl Churchill play is about 17th-century witch trials.
December 04, 2019

All Systems Go at Mills

‘In Plain Sight’ at Mills College focuses on the hidden systems that underlie and override the lives of our overly tech-reliant and even addicted citizenry.
December 03, 2019

Ballet Afsaneh Dances Central Asian Traditions

Ballet Afsaneh focuses its artistic practices on traditional classical and folk repertory from Central Asia.
December 03, 2019
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Life & Style

Make the Marin Headlands More Than a Daytrip

The Marin Headlands could be a daytrip. But it needn’t be. Sporting four Golden Gate National Recreation Area campgrounds and a hostel, its 2,100 acres neatly photo-bombable by coyotes, whales, or quail, it merits a many-day stay.
November 21, 2019

ThredUP Arrives in Old Oakland

A company changing how the world buys secondhand takes root in Oakland.
November 12, 2019

Cal Teaches Adulting

This one-unit pass-fail life skills-class — conceived by Belle Lau and Jenny Zhou — gives college kids insights into becoming successful adults.
October 31, 2019

High Thread Count Basics

Forget what you think you know about high thread count cotton bed sheets.
October 29, 2019
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Home & Garden

An Ultra Modern Manse Lets the Light In

Lots of glass features give this multi-level super-mod Berkeley hills home an airy feel as it hugs the rim of the canyon stretching below.
November 26, 2019

Grandeur on the Gold Coast

Lumber baron Charles Appleton Hooper’s estate is on the market.
October 30, 2019

You Can Land a Starter Home

In the East Bay, it’s difficult by not impossible to find a starter home.
October 29, 2019

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
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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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