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Things to Do on the Water

The editor highlights water activities worth exploring in the Bay Area.

The California Trail at the Oakland Zoo Opens June 28

Bison, gray wolves, grizzlies, and other native California animals will roam the East Bay again.

Monday’s Briefing: Survey Shows Nearly Half of Bay Area Voters Plan to Leave the Region

Plus, Rebecca Kaplan is considering another run for Oakland mayor.

Woods Bar Launches New Menu

Starting today, it includes El Porteño empanadas and deep-dish pizza from The Star.

Nosh Box: A Rose by Another Name

June’s the keystone month for summer romance, so we borrow a line from Romeo and Juliet, “Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?” Garlic is oft referred to as the stinking rose, which prompted the two-outlet California restaurant chain of the same name. Garlic comes from a family of pungent aromatic vegetables whose relatives include onions, leeks, scallions, chives, and shallots.

Friday’s Briefing: Investigation Finds Local Fire Departments Routinely Fail to Perform Safety Inspections

Plus, economic experts say the Bay Area's housing situation is going to get worse.

East Bay DANCES 2018 Showcases All Kinds of Movement

Traditional and modern dance as well as Americana styles and Persian belly dancing will be represented.

Oeste Introduces Rooftop Dining to Oakland

The menu celebrates Latino recipes with Southern flavors and techniques. FB: We loved the happy hour bar snacks. Piping hot fried olives, stuffed with anchovy, were tart flavor bombs without tasting fishy.

Jethro Tull Plays the Greek

The prog rock folksters are celebrating 50 years of making music.

Thursday’s Briefing: Oakland Cleans Up Lake Merritt for NBA Finals

Plus, Subpar Miniature Golf in Alameda is planning to close.