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Editor's Letter

New Offerings for the New Year

Introducing East Bay Made, Manor, and our first Person of The Year

A Few Words on the Gift Guide

The editor yearns for a yurt but scores a diamond ring.

The Editor Reflects on Food Trends

Today’s darlings are tomorrow’s castaways in the fast-paced East Bay food scene.

Don’t Wait to Talk About Death

The present, not the future, is the time for discussing important end-of-life related decisions with your loved ones.

Painting in Public at Pinot’s Palette

Booze and paint go well together and is being capitalized on in a new paint-and-sip industry.

An Explanation of Best Of

The editor explains the two-phase approach for Best of Alameda 2105.

Alameda Harbor Bay Club Is Nice But Dated

Kirk Cowan wants to upgrade the health club, which means moving, and not everyone is happy about it.

The Clif Bar Conundrum

The energy company distances itself from limit-breaking climbers, determining their risky behavior puts the Clif Bar brand in peril.

Anticipating the Oakland A’s Opening Day

The editor doesn’t know much about baseball or the A’s—except that she’s a fan. Introducing a new roster of strangers who we’re hoping gel to become a competitive team.

Loving the East Bay Wilderness

This issue is for nature lovers, especially hikers like Wendy Wheeler and Thomas Page who can’t get enough of the East Bay Regional Park District lads.