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How to Raise Grateful Children

It’s all about family dinners, chores, and conversation.

The Loft at Duchess Updates the Hot Toddy

The Hot Symphony is a new take on an old favorite.

The Kilduff File: Let the Good Times Flow

Emil Peinert talks about the Kingfish move. It’s still a dive.

Magic With Mole

Agave Uptown combines cocoa beans, animal crackers, and more than a dozen secret ingredients for a delicious sauce.

Thursday’s Briefing: Charlie Hallowell Accused of Sex Harassment by 17 Women; New Laws to Protect Workers go into Effect Jan. 1

Plus, federal appeals court orders Trump administration EPA to tighten lead-testing standards.

The Right to Read

Alameda County’s Write to Read program has surprising results for incarcerated male teens at Camp Sweeney.

The I’s Have It

Sci-fi genius Robert Silverberg keeps cranking out books.

The Alley Enters a Post Rod Dibble-Era

Jef Labes and Bryan Seet become the ivory ticklers at one of Oakland’s longest-running bars.

A Quintessential Collaborator

Greg Landau hones his production skills in Alameda.

Julia Marchand Paints Surreal Habitats

The Alameda artist use candy colors to rosy-up dioramas that make her sad.