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Anything Goes

East Bay fashion gets freer, bolder, more enduring, and less conforming.

Teens Shoulder Responsibility

Counselors-in-training programs teach leadership, patience, and hard work.

Teens Head Off the Grid

They put down their phones and pick up backpacks.

How to Rent a Former Fire Lookout Cabin in California

The towers are a charmingly rustic accommodation alternative and hard to get but so worth finding out about.

Fun and Funky Downtown Berkeley

Cultural icons, interesting shops, and food options galore define the vibe.

Only Child Clothes Are Oakland Made

Haley Tucker, an assistant, and two seamstresses use sustainable fabrics for wardrobe workhorses with distinct possibilities.

Sound Meditation Baths Have Arrived in the East Bay

Sound practitioners believe the vibrations of metal gongs, chimes, and crystal bowls can lead to deep meditation and relaxation.

Dandelion Post Delivers With Indie Goods

Locally sourced stuff shows up at Concept Forty-Seven, and introducing TeasureFest.

Breast Self-Exams Don’t Work So Well

Today’s mantra for women and breast self-examinations is know your breasts. Self-examination won’t hurt but it can be anxiety producing.

Another View of Elmwood

Explore some lesser-known treasures of this well-loved Berkeley neighborhood.