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Emeryville as Entertainment Mecca

Cocktails on tap, high-end shopping, and artistic sensibilities greet visitors to the little city by the bay.

Temple Beth Abraham Gets a Biblical Garden

Richard Applebaum donates his time and materials to create an Old Testament garden at an Oakland temple with curated notes on the plants’ biblical significance.

Free Oakland Up’s Jocelyn Meggait Gives Away Stuff to Change the Perception of Stuff

An art studio in the Dimond District melds economics, social studies, and art in a space where everything is given away.

Alameda Backyard Growers Urges People to Plant

Amanda Bruemmer is active in an organization that teaches the power of growing your own food.

Deck Does Wonders for Craftsman’s Backyard

Berkeley residents Bob and Bonnie Hester reclaim their yard with an innovative deck replacement that includes an art glass screen mimicking their Craftsman home.

Brotherly Love on Haight Avenue

The Haighters forge friendships and families that last a lifetime.

Cleaning and Painting Add Home Value When Selling

For maximum return on investment, local experts recommend a spic-and-span home with fresh paint.

Chinatown Without the Tourist Kitsch

Eat, shop, and play in a vibrant neighborhood full of busy markets, public performances, and remarkable cuisine.

Oakland Techonomy Has Major Pluses

Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp stocks took a dive, so does it stand to reason that Oakland’s booming tech economy will follow suit? Is Oakland headed for tech apocalypse?

Limited Inventory Ups Prices

Red Oak Realty’s top producer, Deidre Joyner, talks strategies to fit home owners’ and buyers’ needs in the East Bay.