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The Best Bars for Reuniting Your Crew

It's the holiday season, which means that for those of us who grew up...

Confederates and Immigrants, Punks and Riot Grrls

Cantoras By Carolina de Robertis Alfred A. Knopf; 336 pages; $26.95 With Cantoras, Oakland writer Carolina...

A Guide to the East Bay’s Best Holiday Desserts...

The Best Holiday Desserts You Can Buy The holiday season is upon us, and even...

Collecting Birds, Making Chocolates, Fighting Bandits, and Other Pursuits

People love games — both playing them, and giving them as gifts. We have...

What Teens Want For Christmas

Middle school girls and boys can often be worlds apart in how they think...

The Best Music of 2019

Ben Goldberg Good Day For Cloud Fishing Even by the standards of the multifariously creative Berkeley...

Gifts from the Heart

Snail mail, email, and social media are ringing with requests and pleas for help...

Give Them a Snuggle, Snuffle, Cuddle or Chew

Pets need presents, too! Or at least we humans think they do, and luckily,...

New Terrain, Fat Bikes, RFID Tags, and Much More...

As usual, the first snow of the winter season hit Lake Tahoe in September....

40-Plus Gift Options for Adults

100% Pure 2983 Ave., Berkeley, 510-548-8595, 100PercentPure.com $10-76 Your lipstick lover will have the perfect pout...

In Search of the East Bay’s Spiciest Eats

A quarter of the world's population eats chilies every day, but many cuisines now...

A Critic’s Guide to Eating at the Laney...

Every Sunday, the Laney College parking lot transforms into an open-air market. It's full...

Gather a Posse to Sample an Abundance of Food

Shared dishes are nothing new in home or restaurant dining, from family meals with...

Immigrant Chefs Serve Up Tastes of Home

For East Bay residents who have traversed continents to build their lives here, far...
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