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Simple and Chic From Stubborn Dog Pottery

Kristen Gentilucci pays homage to the outdoors through her rustic pottery.

Pandora’s Remix

Once a pioneer in the music-streaming industry, the company has lagged behind hipper rivals like Spotify. But it’s determined to get its mojo back.

Friday’s Briefing: California to Become a Sanctuary State; Auditor Rips Gov. Brown’s Water Tunnels Plan

Plus, Trump administration rolls back birth control protections.

Find Serenity in Aptos

Aptos and Rio Del Mare are the least Santa Cruz-y points along the Monterey Bay coastline.

Easy Pleasures

Mockingbird brings simple, elegant, destination dining to downtown Oakland.

Thursday’s Briefing: New BART Cars Delayed Again; GOP Leaders May Be Open to Banning Gun Bump Stocks

Plus, the Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender people.

Magnolia Editions Enables Artistic Expression in Huge Formats

Since 1981, Don and Era Farnsworth have nurtured artists in their West Oakland studio to help them bring super big art on virtually anything.

Releases for Mind and Soul

Animals & Giraffes’ July, My Little Hum’s Remembering Houses, and Edward Guthmann’s Wild Seed will get you thinking.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Feinstein Pushes Ban on Vegas Gun Device; Alameda Hires a New Fire Chief

Plus, Berkeley to create modular homeless shelter near waterfront.

School in Early August?

Oakland Unified is planning to start school on Aug. 13 next year, and some parents and camp directors don’t like it.