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Jon Sarriugarte Is a Modern Blacksmith

At his shop Form & Reform, Jon Sarriugarte applies old world blacksmithing techniques to forge bold furniture and lighting fixtures.
June 14, 2016

Introducing an Oakland Power Suit

Skylier Blanchard-Crowder brings fashion design and manufacturing to Oakland’s 12th Street as the classic power suit.
May 06, 2016

South Shore Center Is More Than a Mall

Head to the shore to support Alameda businesses while shopping locally in an open-air setting.
April 28, 2016

What’s New in Northwest Berkeley

The long-dowdy San Pablo-Gilman corridor has got it going on these days.
March 22, 2016

Sara Strong Has Woodworking In Her Blood

A Berkeley artisan returns to her family’s carpentry roots to make her livelihood at building furniture and home accents full time
March 18, 2016

Park Street is for Lovers (of Retail and Dining)

For as small and quiet as the Island may seem, Alameda always keeps things fresh on Park Street.
January 22, 2016

Matt Kalkstein Makes Custom Boomboxes

Carpenter, artist, and MAKBuilt founder Matt Kalkstein loves music, classic cars, and vintage clothes, combining his interests with his craft to make handcrafted “funk-tional” art.
January 06, 2016

Marilyn, Martinis, and Muir

Visitors to the charming Contra Costa town can sip stout coffee, browse for antiques, and see where John Muir lived.
December 21, 2015

Our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Board games and spunky knives, flashy watches and necklaces, flying drones and scooters are among the hot gifts of the season.
December 16, 2015

Solano Avenue Is Paradise for Consumers

From one end to another, Solano Avenue is an alluring destination for shopping, dining, and hanging out.
November 28, 2015