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Ethnic Treat: Disks of Glory

Whenever our kind eat anything savory, we wish secretly, or not so secretly, that we were eating sweets.
July 01, 2013

Dining Dynasty

Along the east side of College Avenue just north of the Rockridge BART station, a half dozen mall-like storefronts turn anonymous faces toward Trader Joe’s and Zachary’s Pizza across the street.
July 01, 2013

Film Debut

In the early yet wide-awake morning of Jan. 1, 2009, a date that will live in infamy in Oakland history, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot once in the back by a BART officer.
July 01, 2013

Uptown Art Park

Once the estate of Frederick William Delger, considered Oakland’s first millionaire, the lot at Telegraph Avenue between 19th and William streets degenerated to become the site of a drugstore and a Sears parking lot, before lying dormant.
July 01, 2013

Spotlight on Café Q

When Café Q opened in January 2012, Thu-Huong Nguyen and her brother Minh Nguyen, an architect, envisioned nearby Alameda High School students as a primary customer base for the Encinal Avenue fast-casual service restaurant offering a healthy-choices concept.
July 01, 2013

Kid-O-Rama

Kids need gear. From bassinets to French couture, we have you —and your kids—covered when it comes to shopping.
May 01, 2013

Timeless

You won’t see it announced anywhere, but all of the food served at Timeless Coffee Roasters and Bakery, a new coffee shop located on Piedmont Avenue, is vegan.
May 01, 2013

A Gala with Heart

May 01, 2013

If the Shoe Fits

Kenji Muramoto, 31, is a musician, executive assistant, and a collector of rare, highly coveted sneakers—or “kicks.”
May 01, 2013

The Flaky-Crusted Upside of Colonialism

Some dishes practically eat themselves. They’re so self-contained, so tidy, so cute in their “Hi, take me with you!” obligingness.
May 01, 2013