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News & Politics

Support Oakland Unified School District Kids

The Glenview Neighborhood Association recommends support for Equity Allies/the Equity Fund for OUSD.
January 17, 2020

Can Straw Bale Buildings Help the Planet?

The materials may be cheaper, more sustainable, and better for the environment, but for now, but until stigma subsides and natural building scales up, this ancient building method is mired in the mud.
January 15, 2020

Classrooms Head Into the Woods

Twenty-first century parents embrace the 19th-century idea of the forest school.
January 09, 2020

Outside School Uses Nature as the Classroom

On a typical day at Outside School, everyone meets in the parking lot at Alvarado Park then the class members hike and play observing the abundant wildlife until snack/storybook time. Adventuring continues until lunch at noon, with more stories, and, for the older kids, journaling.
January 09, 2020

Neptune Nature School Is a Coastal Classroom in Alameda

Teachers Barbara Bick and Dan Burr created Neptune Nature School, which adheres to a forest school philosophy, after an Alameda preschool closed its doors mid-season.
January 09, 2020
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Food & Drink

First Edition Is Oakland’s First Comic-Themed Bar

It’s not the first vintage-y venture for co-owners Javier Ortiz and Cory Hunt of San Francisco bar Jackalope.
January 24, 2020

Lucia’s Pays Attention to Color in Cocktails

Research shows intensely colored drinks are considered by most consumers to be especially enticing because they promise intense flavors.
January 17, 2020

Paradiso Stays the Course

The long-term San Leandro stalwart offers a haven of familiarity and high-quality food that comforts.
January 17, 2020

Rivoli Brings Indian Spices to Delicata Squash

Rivoli executive chef and co-owner Wendy Brucker has been featuring delicata squash on her Berkeley restaurant menu throughout the winter months for the past five years.
January 03, 2020
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Arts & Culture

Grifters, Pioneers, and Rowers

A little noir in Berkeley, tunes from Oakland, and mostly water sports in SF.
January 23, 2020

An Old Show Biz Story

The return of The Rubinoos, the rebirth of Earth Quake, and the legacy of Beserkley Records.
January 22, 2020

Meet Lynn McGeever, an Artistic Pioneer

This Oakland artist life unfold and captures its essence in her art.
January 22, 2020

Grace Cathedral Hosts San Francisco Movement Arts Festival

The upcoming sixth annual San Francisco Movement Arts Festival will involve 300-plus performers, taking turns at 12 stations in Grace Cathedral that audiences are invited to visit at their leisure.
January 21, 2020
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Life & Style

Époque Évolution Starts 2020 In Style

Designed to be worn for decades, the Époque Évolution brand offers clothes for life that look terrific over time.
January 15, 2020

Hernia Surgery Game Changer

Robotic surgery in the operating room becomes more popular because it eases hernia recovery.
December 27, 2019

How to Prepare for Blackouts, Wild Fires, or the Big One

If the recent blackouts taught you that you’re ill-prepared for disaster, take these tips to heart on how to get your act together.
December 26, 2019

Green Bay Is More Than the Packers

The story of a plucky Midwestern team that created a franchise resulting in 13 NFL Championships and four Super Bowl victories is pretty compelling, so start your Green Bay tour there.
December 23, 2019
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Home & Garden

Arrival of the Inner East Bay

It’s the strongest real estate market in the Bay Area.
January 08, 2020

Fanciful Flair in a Storied Victorian

The DeRome house near the Emeryville border is quite a compound.
December 30, 2019

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
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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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