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Mama’s Royal Café Stays True to Its Roots Under New Owners

It’s still a funky Oakland institution.
April 13, 2018

Sound Designer James LeBrecht Works Auditory Wonders

The founder of Berkeley Sound Artists takes the power of sound seriously.
April 12, 2018

Healing Herbs Are the Root of Angelica & Peony Beauty Products

beauty products invite thoughtful usage.
April 11, 2018

Margaret Lee Photographs the Ordinary in Alameda

Her images are of unremarkable but enduring scenes.
April 11, 2018

On the Road With Shannon and The Clams

Oakland’s punk-indie quartet finds fans on tour opening for Dan Auerbach and his Easy Eye Sound Review.
April 09, 2018

Preservation Drives Susan Oxtoby

The senior film curator at BAMPFA credits Ingmar Bergman with her interest in filmmaking, so the yearlong Bergman retrospective makes total sense.
April 03, 2018

Makers Upcycle Discarded Wood Into Fine Furnishings

East Bay woodworkers JP Frary and SapphirePine are among local furniture makers creating functional and beautiful furnishings from wood that would otherwise be castoffs.
March 28, 2018

Only Child Clothes Are Oakland Made

Haley Tucker, an assistant, and two seamstresses use sustainable fabrics for wardrobe workhorses with distinct possibilities.
March 22, 2018

No Firm Date for Kamakura Reopening

Faith Yamato and son Wayne hope it will be soon, but city approval for engineering and electrical work are still in the works more than a year after fire gutted the restaurant.
March 19, 2018

Dorias Brannon Leads a Surreal Imagery Path

The visionary mixed-media artist fuses painting and drawing techniques with collage, photography, and digital art.
March 15, 2018