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The Six Questions

By night, Menace (Petrini’s alter ego) skates as a blocker for the Richmond Wrecking Belles team in the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls league.

Daring Dance Hall

Maybe it’s sparked by a Bob Marley tune. Or perhaps a whiff of distinct jerk aroma.

Fifty Shades of Gray Loft

Late in 2011, Jan Watten looked around her studio in Oakland’s Jingletown neighborhood, just over the High Street Bridge from Alameda, and realized how “open and beautiful and gallerylike” the space was.

after pARTy

On the first Friday of every month, 30 galleries and mixed-use venues in downtown Oakland keep their doors open late for Art Murmur, attracting top-notch art, generating a party vibe and offering prime hipster watching.

Out on the Town

November 2012 Calendar of Events

Stroll the Avenue

The Piedmont Art Walk is not another Art Murmur, where the sidewalks are packed and the crush of visitors jockeys to get through the doors.

The Six Questions

The woman 2,000 feet up in the air monitoring traffic — and the fast voice that up until recently delivered that information to your radio

Bay Voyager

The writer Jack London would be amazed by the range of vessels docked at the waterfront that carries his name: Sailboats, ferries, kayaks, a historic lightship and a former Presidential yacht.

Art in Nature: The Nature of Art

Imagine strolling down a forest path, inhaling the piney air under a canopy of trees, when suddenly you come upon a troop of costumed troubadours playing violins, flutes and drums, while dancing bodies dart between the towering redwoods.