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School Enrollment Shakeup

The Oakland school board is weighing a controversial plan that would make it easier for parents to enroll their kids in charter schools.

Sam Singer Is Oakland’s New Best Friend

The crisis communications guru loves a good fight. Fortunately for Warriors fans, his latest battle involves keeping the team from moving to San Francisco.

Strength in Fun

The Golden State Warriors’ secret sauce is playing with sheer joy.

Vote for Nancy Skinner and Bryan Parker on June 7

Also, we support Measure AA and Proposition 50, and we oppose Richmond measures N and O.

The Garden of Eden Is Near

Fruits of the Garden of Eden, Hayward, Garden Spot Eden Township is the subject of this month's postcard.
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Life & Style

Vintage Romance in Beautiful Los Angeles

Los Angeles city still offers opportunities for 1920s-esque romance and pampering and its dining, cocktail, and fashion scenes are stronger than ever.

Feeling at Home in Quaint Winters

While Winters has always been worth a detour, thanks to a few blocks of well-preserved 19th-century commercial buildings, it's enjoying a renaissance as a destination for good eating.

History Comes Alive in Amador County

Amador County, a 2 1/2-hour drive from Oakland, encompasses a handful of small and smaller towns, but boasts an incredible history.

Paso Robles Evolves Into a Wine-Lover's Paradise

That sleepy, backwoodsy Paso Robles you might remember from some long-ago visit is worth another look.
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Food & Drink

Calavera Makes a Mighty Mezcal Mojito

It’s like a breath of fresh air—lime air, that is.

Palmento a Dopo Zeroes in on Sicily

Jon Smulewitz tightens his focus, with the region of Sicily squarely in his culinary sights, and strikes a balance between new and tried-and-true.

Cafe Eugene Makes Winning Tofu Paté

Sure, it’s a bit hippie-dippie, but it’s also smart, creative, and tasty.

Spring Sandwich by Jay Porter Delights

Asparagus, an emblematic, coming-of-spring thing, can become a luscious open-faced sandwich at The Half Orange.
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Arts & Culture

From Page to Screen

“Auteur, Author: Film & Literature” runs June 1-5 at the Pacific Film Archive.

Glynn Washington Revives Radio Storytelling

The host of Oakland-based Snap Judgment is raising audio storytelling to new heights.

Italian Cooking, Arresting Butterflies, and Gutsy Girls

Whimsical illustrations, close-up photos, and inspiring stories enliven print.

Jennifer King Paints Her Way Out

The self-taught, Hong Kong-born Alameda oil painter favors Cézanne and van Gogh.
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Home & Garden

Saved by a Remodel

Designer helps expand a home for growing Montclair family.

Is the East Bay Housing Market Really Cooling Off?

Zillow says the market is cooling, but Redfin says otherwise. Turns out there is truth in both.

Inside the Berkeley Home that Set the 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.
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From Our Other Publications

She Can Do It

Ranger Betty Reid Soskin reflects on less rosy times.

Copper’s Dream Rescue Helps Dogs From Belize

Can a dog have an American Dream, too? When the founder of Copper’s Dream Rescue, Jennifer Wang, took some time to travel, she never thought she would be jumping into rescue 2,500 miles from home in another country.

10 Easy Training Tips to Try With Your Dog

There are many different things you can spend your time training your dog to do. It all depends on what is most important to you. What I do know, however, is that positive reinforcement is one of the best ways to teach dogs to do just about anything.

Gary Richter Talks Medical Marijuana for Pets

The discussion about the benefits of medical marijuana for people with conditions ranging from cancer, chronic pain, seizures, anxiety, etc., is nothing new. Did you know, however, that our pets benefit in the same way?
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