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Before There Were Barbecues

Greetings from Oakland! displays historical postcards collected by Gary Lenhart at AlamedaInfo.com.

Parks and Panthera Study the East Bay’s Big Cats

Panthera teams up with the East Bay Regional Park District to study how an apex predator lives in remote wilderness and peri-urban areas like the Oakland hills.

Making Contact Uses Radio to Amplify the Voiceless

Giving voices to the voiceless is the primary goal of Making Contact, a 29-minute public affairs program produced by the National Radio Project in Oakland.

City Education Czar Tapped to Fulfill the Oakland Promise

Mayor hires David Silver, the city’s new education czar, to shoulder the responsibility of the Oakland Promise, an ambitious new program to assure every child an opportunity to go to college.

BookTini Brings Books to East Oakland

The latest service project of a book-reading, cocktail-loving women’s club puts books into the hands of boys via the Black Sheep barbershop to improve literacy rates.
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Life & Style

Big Fun in Big Sur

Getting to “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world” requires navigating cliff-hugging hairpin bends, but Big Sur is well worth the effort.

Park Street is for Lovers (of Retail and Dining)

For as small and quiet as the Island may seem, Alameda always keeps things fresh on Park Street.

There’s More to Belfast Than Van Morrison

Belfast is on the rise as a travel destination, evidenced by the kind of food-and-cocktail consciousness seldom associated heretofore with the U.K., let alone Northern Ireland.

Marika Chop Spreads the Power of Healing

In Marika Chop’s opinion, everyone deserves body, mind, and spiritual wellness. As the owner and director of the Alameda Wellness Center, Chop is doing her part to bring healing and wellness to her clients.
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Food & Drink

Starline’s Liquid Love Song

Bar manager turns to the Isley Brothers for the inspiration behind the For the Love of You, a potion to get you and your Valentine hot.

Spam-tastic Sushi at KauKau Corner

In Hawaii, Spam is a popular commodity, and it’s made its way onto the KauKau Corner menu.

Taste the Mideast at Ba-Bite

Ba-Bite’s food is as colorful as the interior design. Salads swagger with a rainbow of organic, locally sourced vegetables, and the silken hummus has won the praises of patrons and restaurant critics alike.

Cool as a Cauliflower

It’s an often-overlooked workhorse of a winter vegetable, once humbled in this country as a colorless vehicle for uninspired cheese sauce. But as good cooks the world over have known for centuries, cauliflower is anything but common.
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Arts & Culture

MeloMelo Is a Bar Without Booze

You can get shell-faced at MeloMelo thanks to the kava. No haters allowed.

Books Inspire the Cocktails of Nick Petrulakis

Bookseller Nick Petrulakis has a bit of a side gig going. He likes cocktails, he likes books, and what could be a more natural pairing?

She’s Funky and He’s Junky

Deborah and Charlie Sullivan are a couple with different artistic styles.

Zen Inspiration Rescues Memoirist Wanda Hennig

Binge eating and sensual pleasures, apocalypse and government spies, a way of life and taking chances are the prevalent themes of this month’s books.
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Home & Garden

Park Street is for Lovers (of Retail and Dining)

For as small and quiet as the Island may seem, Alameda always keeps things fresh on Park Street.

Red Hot Alameda Real Estate

Oakland and Berkeley’s real estate boom may get most of the ink, but the real estate climate in Alameda is just as charged

Berkeley Hacienda Gets Regal Redo

An aging, 1930s-era hacienda-style dwelling in the Berkeley hills has been re-imagined as an ultra modern manse to match stunning near-panoramic views.

Marilyn, Martinis, and Muir

Visitors to the charming Contra Costa town can sip stout coffee, browse for antiques, and see where John Muir lived.
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Parks and Panthera Study the East Bay’s Big Cats

Panthera teams up with the East Bay Regional Park District to study how an apex predator lives in remote wilderness and peri-urban areas like the Oakland hills.

Books Inspire the Cocktails of Nick Petrulakis

Bookseller Nick Petrulakis has a bit of a side gig going. He likes cocktails, he likes books, and what could be a more natural pairing?

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She’s Funky and He’s Junky

Deborah and Charlie Sullivan are a couple with different artistic styles.
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