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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

There’s More to Belfast Than Van Morrison

Belfast is on the rise as a travel destination, evidenced by the kind of food-and-cocktail consciousness seldom associated heretofore with the U.K., let alone Northern Ireland.
January 16, 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

What’s Hot, And What’s Not

Bacon-wrapped whatever? That’s so 2010. Today’s culinary buzz is reserved for cephalapods, high-end Mexican, cold-brewed coffee, sour beers, seaweed, and burgers, natch.
November 29, 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

The Best in East Bay Packaged Foods

From crunchy kale chips and puckery pickles to fiery sauces and artisan sweets, specialty foods are once again flourishing locally.
November 27, 2015

Changes at Rivoli, and More

Rivoli adds a new chef, plus we visit Millennium, Homestead, Sushi House, and Max’s Diner and Bar.
November 24, 2015

West Oakland as the New Real Estate Frontier

John Protopappas of Madison Park Financial brings the Lampwork Lofts to Campbell Street in West Oakland.
November 13, 2015

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.
October 16, 2015