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Big Crowd for Crowden Gala

Prix-Fix Dinners Now Served at CDP

At James Syhabout's Piedmont Avenue bar, they're based on beef.

Mama’s Royal Café Stays True to Its Roots Under New Owners

It’s still a funky Oakland institution.

Thursday’s Briefing: Amazon to Open Brick-and-Mortar Store in Berkeley; Another New Bill Would Force Cities to Build More Housing

Plus, high court rules against Oakland and in favor of slumlords.

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.