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An End for Odds and Ends

New shop puts leftover yarn, thread, and fabrics to crafters’ use.
November 26, 2014

Beyond El Cerrito Plaza

Vintage pinball machines, a renowned records collection, and fresh brews make El Cerrito an invigorating destination.
November 26, 2014

Is the Third Time the Charm for Mighty Aphrodite?

Women’s consignment store gains a boutique vibe.
November 26, 2014

A Booklover’s Guide to East Bay Bookstores

Our 15 favorite literary haunts for browsing, buying, selling, and just hanging out.
November 22, 2014

Paint the Town Plaid

Shake off that Thanksgiving food coma with deals at your favorite local shops.
November 03, 2014

Crowdsourcing a Move

November 02, 2014

Crowdsourcing a Move

Laurel Book Store heads to downtown Oakland with help from Indiegogo.
November 02, 2014

A Booklover’s Guide to East Bay Bookstores

Our 15 favorite literary haunts for browsing, buying, selling, and just hanging out.
November 02, 2014

Paint the Town Plaid

Shake off that Thanksgiving food coma with deals at your favorite local shops.
November 01, 2014

Merrymaking and Hunting for Gifts at Pippa and Therapy

From party supplies to furniture and gifts, Alameda’s latest retailers focus on purveying unique items just in time for the holiday shopping and party season. One store conveys a feeling of fairy tale–like magical celebration, while the other embodies the California lifestyle—free-spirited, a bit of ruggedness, and distinctly unique. Both stores will make you realize that you won’t have to stray far from the Island for needed holiday goods.
November 01, 2014