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West Oakland as the New Real Estate Frontier

John Protopappas of Madison Park Financial brings the Lampwork Lofts to Campbell Street in West Oakland.

Charming Benicia is Just a Bike Ride Away

First Street is the place to hang in this one-bustling port town where the arts, attractions, and dining are as vibrant as the quaint natural setting.

2015 Fall Arts Preview

Circle the dates for the East Bay’s most enticing art shows, dance performances, film festivals, lit events, and musical gigs.

Emeryville as Entertainment Mecca

Cocktails on tap, high-end shopping, and artistic sensibilities greet visitors to the little city by the bay.

Merlot meets modern art in St. Helena

Small town and cutting-edge sensibilities merge harmoniously just north of the Napa Valley.

Paint-and-Sip Parties Going Strong

Art and booze fans can put the two together and create paintings at Paint Nite events or Pinot’s Palette

Find Paradise on Hawai’i’s Big Island

Unbelievably beautiful scenery, startling typles of wildlife, and bustling outdoor activities are in store for Hawai’i travelers who can get there by nonstop flight from Oakland

A Blanding Avenue Transformation

Rhythmix Cultural Works paves the way for a burgeoning arts-filled neighborhood in a former Alameda warehouse district.

The Guide to East Bay Cooking Classes

The East Bay is a melting pot that enthusiastically embraces culinary tricks from afar as well as cutting-edge nutritional ideas that can add excitement to the mundane notion of nourishment. This month’s guide rounds up impressive places for creative cooking and overall food craft in the form of classes, workshops, and demonstrations.

Tigerlily, Foxglove, Celtic Inheritance New to Gourmet Ghetto

If the Bay Area ever has a lampoon of Portlandia proportions, it should be centered in Berkeley, where political debate can still be heard between people sorting carrots at a farmers’ market and where there are more electrical outlets to keep vehicles going than gas stations. The Gourmet Ghetto, on Shattuck Ave. between Hearst and Vine streets, a venerable district that has churned out top-notch cuisine and artisan wares with laid-back charm for nearly 50 years, could provide plenty of funny fodder for this imagined satire. But instead of looking back, look ahead to the newcomers keeping the neighborhood edgy.