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News & Politics

Writing His Own Story

A modern John Muir hits his stride with Bay Nature, equal parts science journal and travelogue.

When Smog Represented Progress

Oakland Bridge

Our Backyard: The Oakland City Council Needs Reform

Key city council votes effectively take place in private because they occur late at night, after residents have gone home.

Could This Be The Year of Police Reform in Oakland?

One or more measures that would establish stronger oversight of the Oakland Police Department may be headed for the November ballot.

Oakland Finally Gets a Handle on Violent Crime

During the last few years, homicides and gun violence have decreased as the police department has solved an increasing number of violent crimes. The secret? Ceasefire.
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Life & Style

Doing Locust Street in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza may be posh, but it’s not the only place for shopping, playing, and eating in Walnut Creek.

When in Dollywood, Explore Sevier County

Scratch the surface of what Sevierville and Sevier County, Tenn., has to offer to discover some amazing spots where you can commune with nature and come face-to-face with a variety of creatures both great and small.

Jon Sarriugarte Is a Modern Blacksmith

At his shop Form & Reform, Jon Sarriugarte applies old world blacksmithing techniques to forge bold furniture and lighting fixtures.

Russian River Getaway

Guerneville and others are rich in resorts, redwoods and rainbow flags.
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Food & Drink

Bocanova Turns Out Inspired Ceviche

Executive chef Rick Hackett is celebrating local specialties, including ceviche, with a monthly multicourse regional dinner series that started this spring. Regions explored in the series thus far have included Argentina, Chile, and Mexico; future feasts will honor Peru, Brazil, and beyond.

John Thiel Shares a Strawberry Recipe

The zabaglione mousse with organic strawberries and amaretti at Pappo is a great way to show off strawberries.

From the Left Side of the Balcony: The Survey Says

The verdict is in on Northern California's best politically correct wines.

Bowl’d BBQ Brings Bibimbop to Alameda

Bowl’d BBQ, which opened this spring in Alameda’s South Shore Center, is the newest in a group of family-owned Korean restaurants whose locations are in Albany, Berkeley, and Oakland specializes in bibimbop, the hearty rice combo that some call Korea’s national dish.
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Arts & Culture

Urban Wonders, Herbal Teas, and Birds

A writer explores urban nature, an herbalist shares tea remedies, and a guide highlights Golden Gate Park birds.

Support Giraffes at the Oakland Zoo

World Giraffe Day at the Oakland Zoo lets visitors get personal with giraffes.

Honoring People of the Corn

Tlaoli: People of the Corn shows at 8 p.m. on June 24-26 at La Peña Cultural Center.

Camaraderie Overcomes Ego

Duchess brings jazz vocal royalty to Oakland.
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Home & Garden

Doing Locust Street in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza may be posh, but it’s not the only place for shopping, playing, and eating in Walnut Creek.

Fabrics Made for the Outdoors Move Indoors

High-performance outdoor fabrics—like solution-dyed acrylics—are softer, brighter, and more durable than the old stuff of awnings and cushions and are finding new uses indoors.

Wily Window Treatments

A little prep, a bit of measuring, and a generous dose of fabric add up to stylish.

All-Cash Home Buys Have Pros and Cons

The practice has become more common in the Bay Area but not as prevalent as you might think.
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From Our Other Publications

E-Bikes Could Solve Traffic Woes

Bike enthusiast Jan Sutter urges Alamedans to make the move to electric bikes.

It’s All About Rising Rents and Evictions

The plight of Alameda renters likely will dominate this year’s City Hall races.

The Pet Photographer Talks Dogs and Photography

My passion for photography started when I was 10 years old.

The Tiny Pitbull Uses Good Customer Service

In this interview with Bay Woof, Christine del Ponte talks about the origins of The Tiny Pitbull, its successes, learning experiences, and plans.
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