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Honoring Women in Business

This month's women in business feature profiles six entrepreneurs doing what they love.
September 16, 2019

Eleanor Ramsey Finds the Facts

Eleanor Ramsey uses her Mason Tillman Associates to gauge how well public entities perform in contract, hiring, and advancement practices in relation to parity, inclusion, and equity.
September 16, 2019

Partners Is Not Your Ordinary Summer School

The mentoring program based at College Preparatory School empowers, motivates, and inspires its participating middle school students.
September 12, 2019

Cellist Nick Reeves May Be Bach’s Biggest Fan

The young cello protégé hears the master’s influence in contemporary music.
September 11, 2019

Cindy Margulis Is an Avian Advocate

As the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s general director, she’s for the birds.
September 09, 2019
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Food & Drink

Chris Wachira Celebrates Kenyan Culture

Wachira Wines is a woman-owned winemaker, distributor, importer, and exporter with a tasting room slated to open later this year in Alameda.
September 18, 2019

Wood Tavern Chef Puts Persimmons in a Salad for Fall

Regardless of which persimmon you prefer or how you use them, persimmons make for a memorable edible chapter of the annual Bay Area food calendar.
September 18, 2019

The Zen of Biscuits

They’re not just for breakfast anymore at The Alice Collective.
September 13, 2019

Shauna Rosenblum Is Her Own Woman

The winemaker’s daughter shares her philosophy of winemaking.
September 13, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Five Days of Old Time Music

Fiddles, banjos, and other stringed instruments are the thing at this year’s Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.
September 16, 2019

Lorri Holt Revives Her One-Woman Show on Sylvia Plath

The longtime actor and Berkeley resident turns on a dime in Who Killed Sylvia Plath, her 70-minute show at The Marsh in Berkeley.
September 12, 2019

Brian Wilson Teams Up With The Zombies

Surf sounds and pop tunes from the 1960s come to the Fox Theater via Brian Wilson and The Zombies.
September 10, 2019

Benjamin Terry Works at Johhansson Projects

Modernist abstraction and Dadaist provocation come together in the cut and painted plywood assemblages of Dallas artist Benjamin Terry.
September 10, 2019
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Life & Style

Tea Founder Cultivates Cultural Awareness

Entrepreneur Leigh Rawdon finds success with her mission-oriented children’s wear company, Tea.
September 18, 2019

Fairfield Is More Than a Dot on the Map

The sun-soaked, palm-studded, sparkling-waterwayed swatch of Suisun Valley is a living shrine to East Bay history — wreathed with abundant vineyards, championship golf links, and a famous candy factory.
September 17, 2019

Kiki Chen Builds a Future for Kids

The Kids Elite founder creates a thriving after-school program in Alameda with a STEAM emphasis.
September 17, 2019

What’s a Middle School Parent to Do?

My best friend recently joined a group of middle school parents, all of whom vowed to curb their sixth-graders’ use of social media by promising not to give them smartphones until they are in eighth grade.
September 03, 2019
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Home & Garden

A Hills Home With Views

It’s easy to get lost in the views from this modern Grizzly Peak Boulevard where French doors and fireplaces, sloped roofs and vaulted ceilings rule.
August 30, 2019

How to Manage Contractors

Dealing with a contractor on home maintenance and improvement projects can be daunting, and especially so if you’re a woman. East Bay female do-it-yourselfers and real estate agents have some tips commanding respect from contractors.
August 29, 2019

Re-inventing a Storied Craftsman

Interior design expert Lane McNab adds modern touches to a well-preserved Leola Hall Craftsman.
August 27, 2019

A Touch of Tuscany on Harbord Drive

This tri-level home with opulent gardens feels lush and lavish.
July 31, 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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