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Charmed by Lodi’s Old Vines

For a town that’s best known for Creedence Clearwater Revival’s lyrical languishing at their misfortune to be stuck in Lodi (again), it’s no surprise to find an underdog undercurrent running through the vineyards and into downtown Lodi. Over the years, Lodi has watched Napa command the wine spotlight, all the while supplying many Sonoma Valley wineries with grapes. These days, you’re more likely to see Lodi printed on a Sonoma Valley wine label. While the Central Valley residents are pleased that their hard work is finally being recognized, they aren’t afraid to remind you that the recognition is decades late in arriving. Today, outsiders are finally discovering this small town and the charm it’s held onto while thriving in Napa’s shadow.
December 03, 2013

Are you in favor of the proposed relocation of the Harbor Bay Club?

Ron Matthews: I am in favor of such a move for many reasons; the most important is a decrease in traffic on Packet Landing Road, Robert Davey Drive, and on Island Drive. It is my understanding that over 52 percent of the nearly 4,000 members are from outside 94502, which means all of those cars will be taking Harbor Bay Parkway instead of Island Drive. The current location is too small for the demand that has grown in Alameda and the facilities are old.
November 04, 2013

Swirl and Peruse Novelties—A peek at Alameda’s newest retailers.

Stroll down the brick hallway of Park Street Plaza’s newly refurbished space, and for a moment, you just may feel like you’ve been transported to a European alleyway. It’s only fitting that Bonne Vie, meaning good life, greets you at the corridor with warm wood floors, a Native American wood statue (a former Pillow Park Plaza icon), and racks of wine, champagne, beer, and cigars from France, Germany, Spain, Africa, New Zealand, and other countries worldwide.
November 04, 2013

Kitchens We Love

Built by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1960s, this Piedmont home was made for parties. In fact, the living room’s barreled ceilings were specifically designed to enhance the acoustics of the first owners’ grand organ concerts.
August 30, 2013

Kid-O-Rama

Kids need gear. From bassinets to French couture, we have you —and your kids—covered when it comes to shopping.
May 01, 2013

Take 5: Boutique Shopping

Before opening Lilac Dress Boutique, London-born Pilar Burlingham worked at small and large retail institutions including Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bloomingdale’s.
March 01, 2013

Rest and Recharge in 2013

There’s one New Year’s resolution you’ll literally want to sleep on. Commit to restful sleep each night, and you’ll feel how it can boost your health and mood.
January 03, 2013

Retail Roundup

Shopping Therapy on the Island
December 03, 2012

Take 5

Tim Herndon and James Cook have had their antique store, Good, Better, Best, on Encinal Avenue for almost 13 years. Herndon talks about some exciting changes they’ve made to their business and shares with us some lesser-known tidbits.
December 03, 2012

Retail Therapy

Unique One-Stop Shopping for Everyone on Your List
December 03, 2012