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News & Politics

East Bay Backyards Become Butterfly Safe Havens

Citizen scientists are doing their part to make backyards pollinator rich to save butterflies.
November 20, 2019

Oaklanders Learn Reading at the Laundromat

The Oakland Public Library’s Wash and Read program puts books into the hands of kids and adults doing their laundry at Family Laundry.
November 13, 2019

Communicating With Food

People use food to tell their stories. Sometimes the storytelling is more important than the food.
November 12, 2019

Salesforce Support Brings Positive Changes to OUSD

The district is getting $8.7 million this year for Oakland middle schools.
November 11, 2019

Oakland Pride Gained Blue Shield of California as a New Sponsor

Blue Shield employee group Shield Pride staffed a booth, marched, and also participated in several elements of the Oakland Pride Run
October 29, 2019
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Food & Drink

Slow Food East Bay Makes Connections Through Food

At Slow Food East Bay’s cultural dinners, guests savor favored recipes and stories. Early this fall, three chefs — Tu David Phu, Denise Huynh, and Hai Lam — prepared dishes representing Vietnamese tastes.
November 20, 2019

Exploring the Alameda Malt Flats

Admiral Maltings brings the process of malting out of the shadows.
November 15, 2019

Berkeley’s Boochman Is the Bay Area’s First Kombucha Bar

A quartet of friends who launched kombucha at East Bay farmers markets found such popularity for their product that they have opened an exclusive kombucha bar in Berkeley.
November 15, 2019

Taste the East Bay’s Chocolatocracy

Chocolate making is a sweet industry where lusciousness matters.
November 14, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Finding the Funny in Her Fury

Amanda Rosenberg tackles mental illness in her latest collection of essays.
November 15, 2019

Symphonic Sounds and Video Games

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra scores video game hits for Video Games Live!
November 14, 2019

Trio M Freewheels Into Piedmont Piano

This jazz supergroup is more than the sum of its superlative parts.
November 14, 2019

High Tech Gives Art an Assist

Two shows demonstrate that technologically sophisticated art can transcend geek culture and expand the possibilities for art.
November 13, 2019
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Life & Style

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

Vibrant and Rooted in East Oakland

Dig in the dirt, build community, get beautiful, and eat well in East Oakland.
October 28, 2019
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Home & Garden

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

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
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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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