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Shop, Eat, Play on 40th Street in Oakland

The 1-mile strip of 40th Street, between Webster Street and Broadway, buzzes with mom-and-pop businesses showcasing gourmet food, craft beers, and sustainable goods. It's the next place to be in Tha Town.

Partnerships Between Decorators and Retailers Lead to Good Deals

For those who can't hire a professional decorator, the next best alternative is shopping from designer collaborations at retailers with lines at Target, Walmart, Macy's, or CB2.

El Cerrito Beyond the Plaza

Vintage pinball machines, a renowned records collection, and fresh brews make El Cerrito an invigorating destination.

Presents of Mind: Our Holiday Gift Guide

Our holiday gift guide takes the guesswork out of the shopping season.

Presents of Mind: Our Holiday Gift Guide

Our holiday gift guide takes the guesswork out of the shopping season.

An End for Odds and Ends

New shop puts leftover yarn, thread, and fabrics to crafters’ use.

Beyond El Cerrito Plaza

Vintage pinball machines, a renowned records collection, and fresh brews make El Cerrito an invigorating destination.

Is the Third Time the Charm for Mighty Aphrodite?

Women’s consignment store gains a boutique vibe.

A Booklover’s Guide to East Bay Bookstores

Our 15 favorite literary haunts for browsing, buying, selling, and just hanging out.

Paint the Town Plaid

Shake off that Thanksgiving food coma with deals at your favorite local shops.