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Anna Yen’s Debut Novel Reads Like Her Own Life

The plot and characters resemble a barely altered page ripped from Yen’s real life.

Sound Designer James LeBrecht Works Auditory Wonders

The founder of Berkeley Sound Artists takes the power of sound seriously.

Healing Herbs Are the Root of Angelica & Peony Beauty Products

beauty products invite thoughtful usage.

Margaret Lee Photographs the Ordinary in Alameda

Her images are of unremarkable but enduring scenes.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Developer Proposes 580 Housing Units at Kaiser Center; Wiener Scales Back SB 827 Housing Bill

Plus, Alameda County moves forward on plan to sell its share of Coliseum site to Oakland.

Jacques Pépin Will Sign Books in Oakland

The renowned celebrity chef will be at Rockridge Market Hall on April 19.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Ex-City Staffer Files Harassment Claim Against Desley Brooks; Alameda Council May Fire City Manager Keimach

Plus, SoCal water agency may vote to fund Brown’s water tunnels.

Monday’s Briefing: California Reaches 1 Million Undocumented Drivers; Skinner Pushes to Open Police Misconduct Records

Plus, Desley Brooks relaunches plan to steer millions to favored contractors.

Impossible Burgers Raises Another $114 Million

Its massive Oakland production facility opened last year.

Wooden Table Café Refuses to Serve Soy

It's all about deforestation.