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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.

Marilyn, Martinis, and Muir

Visitors to the charming Contra Costa town can sip stout coffee, browse for antiques, and see where John Muir lived.

Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Board games and spunky knives, flashy watches and necklaces, flying drones and scooters are among the hot gifts of the season.

What’s Hot, And What’s Not

Bacon-wrapped whatever? That’s so 2010. Today’s culinary buzz is reserved for cephalapods, high-end Mexican, cold-brewed coffee, sour beers, seaweed, and burgers, natch.

Solano Avenue Is Paradise for Consumers

From one end to another, Solano Avenue is an alluring destination for shopping, dining, and hanging out.

The Best in East Bay Packaged Foods

From crunchy kale chips and puckery pickles to fiery sauces and artisan sweets, specialty foods are once again flourishing locally.

Changes at Rivoli, and More

Rivoli adds a new chef, plus we visit Millennium, Homestead, Sushi House, and Max’s Diner and Bar.

West Oakland as the New Real Estate Frontier

John Protopappas of Madison Park Financial brings the Lampwork Lofts to Campbell Street in West Oakland.

Charming Benicia is Just a Bike Ride Away

First Street is the place to hang in this one-bustling port town where the arts, attractions, and dining are as vibrant as the quaint natural setting.