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Precision Arts at Home

Bay Area artisans approach their projects as creative challenges and turn out showpieces beyond expectations.
June 22, 2015

Small Is the New Big in Bay Area Home Design

Ashley Turner and Cliff Williams take a tiny Berkeley Craftsman to new heights.
June 04, 2015

To Build or Not to Build

To keep up with changing trends in fitness, the Harbor Bay Club wants to reinvent itself. So what—or who—has been stopping it?
June 04, 2015

Zillow Predicts Oakland Housing Appreciation Rates Will Slow

If the Seattle-based real estate analysis firm is right, Oakland home prices in 2015 will increase but only about half as much as they did in 2014.
June 01, 2015

Alameda Freemasons Changes with the Times

At the core of today’s Freemasonry—a fraternal club that goes back to the medieval guilds for craftsmen—is community service, and the Island City Lodge embraces its many types of members.
May 28, 2015

Stephen Texeira Celebrates Community Spirit With His Oakland Neighborhood Project

A local photographer is on an odyssey to document residents’ love for Oakland in 146 neighborhoods, from Golden Gate to Durant Manor and everything in between.
May 22, 2015

Going Green with Indoor Houseplants

Variety in terms of color, shapes, sizes, and species make indoor plantscapes much more inviting.
May 15, 2015

Oakland’s Condo Glut Becomes a Condo Shortage

Almost all the condominiums built as a result of former Mayor Jerry Brown’s push to bring 10,000 new residents to downtown have been sold. And there’s little new in the near-term pipeline.
May 01, 2015

Contemporary Ways to Show off Family Photographs

A close and loving family is a blessing, no doubt. With it come both good feelings and happy memories, but also one big design dilemma: what to do with all the photos?
April 15, 2015

Webster Street Shops and Attractions

There’s more to Alameda than Park Street: Head to the West End to explore some lively spots.
April 08, 2015