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News & Politics

Unmasking the Legend of Lake Merritt’s Extinct Albino Raccoons

When the death of the last living specimen was reported, its passing became a cause celebre on social media.
July 13, 2019

Homeless Live at Union Point Park

While once true it was a favorite family destination, now it is a homeless encampment.
July 11, 2019

Old BART Cars to Find New Home

They’ll be housed at the Western Railway Museum, a gem of a museum where they will continue to be rideable.
July 10, 2019

New Trends in Home and Design

Updating a home, from swapping out old furniture with new to redoing dinged-up floors that have been scuffed up from earlier projects, does a lot to boost a homeowner’s mood.
July 09, 2019

Diana Becton Shakes Up the DA’s Office

As the first woman and first African American elected as Contra Costa’s district attorney, she’s wasting no time with programs to bring justice for all.
July 08, 2019
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Food & Drink

There’s a New Book Club Dinner Series on Tap

Flora brings books, drinking, dining, and discussion together.
July 12, 2019

New Take on Doughnuts

The food scientist behind the project, Katie Wages, stuffs doughnuts with ice cream for a trendy new treat at her shop I Scream Donuts.
July 05, 2019

Nosh Box: Food Independence

July 01, 2019

Revival’s Amy Murray Loves Apricots

Her honey lavender apricot salad incorporates gems of the season for a salty, creamy, crunchy, floral spring bounty.
June 28, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Scott Silven Promises to Amaze

The storied illusionist is in town for exclusive 28-member dinner parties this month.
July 15, 2019

‘Last Podcast on the Left’ Voyages Into the Unknown

Three longtime friends explore creepy weirdness and more with a touch of humor.
July 15, 2019

Folktronica, Plums, and Relationships

Hear new music by Frank Harris & Maria Marquez and read Ruth Reichel’s memoir and Robyn Carr’s romance novel.
July 09, 2019

Berkeley Hosts Ethnic Dance Festival

It’s two weekends full of world dance from 28 dance companies.
July 05, 2019
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Life & Style

Get Your Summer On

Smoothies and stylish workout wear at Ride Oakland, artists and an art fair at Abrams Claghorn Gallery, and concerts and art at Charles R. Vineyard.
July 11, 2019

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
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Home & Garden

Tips for Painting Exteriors

East Bay painters and real estate experts offer advice about painting exteriors.
June 27, 2019

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
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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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