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Shrines of Bicycles and Booze

Oakland has long tradition of makeshift roadside memorials featuring idiosyncratic symbols that honor the person who died.
April 19, 2017

Little Tibet By the Bay

Richmond is now the hub for Tibetan Americans living in exile in the Bay Area.
December 14, 2016

Co-Living the Open Door Way

It’s like being housemates with a common vision.
December 12, 2016

Mad for Mah-Jongg

The ancient Chinese tile game sees renewed popularity in the East Bay.
November 17, 2016

Living Small

Oakland’s first micro apartments are coming to the Nook on Valdez.
November 10, 2016

The Urban Wine Movement Heads to Richmond

Kevin and Barbara Brown of R&B Cellars, along with Jeff Cohn of Jeff Cohn Cellars, are bringing new life via wine, cider, and beer to the waterfront.
July 06, 2016

Movie Theater Chains Imitate Mom and Pops

They’re trying to get more butts in seats by letting patrons watch, say, The Big Short with a Blue Moon in hand. Whether it’s working is another question altogether.
April 16, 2016

Hayward Is Chic But Not Too Chic

The next big low-key thing is Hayward, thanks to a burgeoning downtown with healthy nightlife and other crowd magnets.
March 20, 2016

Look Who’s Partying in Oakland Now

More San Francisco residents are heading east to Oakland for food, fun, even work.
July 01, 2015

Fantastic Negrito Earns the Limelight

Xavier Dphrepaulezz is an Oakland musician whose star seems to be rising, thanks to beating out 7,000 other contestants from around the world for NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert Contest.”
April 22, 2015