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Teens Think It’s Cool to Juul

But vaping high-nicotine e-cigs is also highly addictive and harmful to the developing brain.

Rocks, Pebbles, and Stones Are Replacing Grass

Conscientious homeowners are eschewing grass and going for rock, pebbles, and stone in xeriscaping, which is water conservation disguised as art.

Belotti Serves an Extensive Grappa Collection

The tiny College Avenue restaurant currently features 13 grappas made by Vittorio Capovilla, the mad scientist of artisanal grappa producers.

Trader Vic's Opens a Dubai Location

It's the nineteenth global location for the Oakland-founded, Emeryville-based tiki-restaurant group.

Lucia's Serves a Special Easter Menu

The Berkeley pizzeria will also start serving eggplant parmigiana regularly.

Oeste Now Serves Brunch

The new menu includes sweet-potato pancakes, huevos rancheros, and more.

Strange Bedfellows

In Alameda, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Home Design That’s Relaxed, Individual, and Well-Crafted

Here’s how some of the area’s hippest home decor purveyors pinpoint local cool — and share what’s hot in home goods.

Beauty, Function Define East Bay Ceramics

Simple, beautiful, and functional ceramics and dishware land on East Bay tables and in kitchens.

Celebs Receive Oakland-based YES Bars

The anti-inflammatory bars are a labor of love.