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Find Out More About Mendocino

“Cliffside Views and Crashing Waves” in the May issue was good but would have been better by including the Kelley House Museum and their historic walking tours of Mendocino.
June 20, 2019

East Bay Animal Encounters

We take a look at the wild critters that live out there and where to catch a glimpse of these outdoor but often hidden superstars.
June 18, 2019

CEO James Head Brings a Revolutionary Approach to East Bay Community Foundation

Under Head’s leadership, the foundation has engaged in direct campaign work, and has asked its donors not only for their money but also their expertise.
June 10, 2019

Allen Baptist Temple Church Congregation Chooses Jacqueline Thompson as Pastor

The Oakland native is the storied church’s first female pastor and plans to continue its long history of social justice and community service.
June 07, 2019

Build It Green Wants to Make Homes Healthier

It’s using two new programs — Health Home Connect and the Low Income Weatherization Project — to help the poor make housing improvements they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
June 05, 2019
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Food & Drink

If You Like Commis, You’ll Love CDP Bar

CDP Bar offers a discounted taste of James Syhabout’s creativity and Commis charisma with less formality but no compromise in quality.
June 21, 2019

A Liquor Entrepreneur Proposes Trakal as an Indigenous Spirit

Sebastian Gomez has come up with a spirit, Trakal, that embodies the flavors and essence of Patagonia.
June 21, 2019

Roam Puts Milkshakes on a Pedestal

The sustainable American fair restaurant uses prime ingredients to elevate the humble milkshake.
June 18, 2019

Microseasonal Mago Debuts on Piedmont Avenue

A ‘Chopped’ winner and a CIA grad, Mark Liberman brings some global magic and a little wizardry to Piedmont Avenue.
June 14, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Hit the Road With ‘Hoppy Trails’

From Yellow Pear Press with assistance from the California Craft Brewery Association, this book explores 40 NorCal breweries.
June 21, 2019

Love Songs by Kitka Honor the Solstice

Kitka, the nine-piece Oakland women’s choir originally devoted to Balkan choral music, celebrated 40 years in March and manages to keep its repertoire fresh.
June 19, 2019

Ticks, Golden State, and Musical Artistry

Kris Newby spins a conspiratorial tale about Lyme disease in Bitten; Marcus Thompson II goes deep on Kevin Durant in KD; and Barbara Higbie presents music for healing and renewal.
June 19, 2019

Mano con Ojo Modernizes Mexican Folk Art

Christina Cordova is the artist behind a local lino blockprint line of cards, prints, T-shirts and more that honor her Chicano-American upbringing.
June 18, 2019
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Life & Style

Ray Darten Brings Indie Designs to Bay Street

Yetunde Olukoya, owner and designer at Ray Darten, brings some color and uniqueness to the shopping destination.
June 24, 2019

Journey Through Jingletown

Industry, activism, and art meet here, at the shores of the bay.
June 20, 2019

Take a Staycation on the Peninsula

Head south for a weekend retreat that takes in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, and Half Moon Bay.
June 17, 2019

Constance Taylor Wants All to Know Their Natural Neighbors

The founder of Wild Oakland, Constance Taylor and some friends started California Center for Natural History, a nonprofit naturalist collective, to teach the public urban ecology.
June 14, 2019
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Home & Garden

For Bathrooms, Bold and Bespoke Are In

Bathrooms move from boring to blissful with beautiful ceramics.
June 25, 2019

A Taste of France in Rockridge

Neat, orderly, and balanced are the characteristics of a stately manse with French flair.
June 24, 2019

The Lowdown on In-Law Units

Consider the pros and cons of renting out your in-law unit before becoming a landlord.
May 30, 2019

Ideas for the Industrial Chic Look

Think of modern industrial design as a Westernized version of the tidying up craze. It is by definition utilitarian, and clutter is replaced with overtly functional, mechanical, or sublimely purposeful items as focal points.
May 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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