Holiday Guide

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...

Hark! The Herald Angels Drink

One of the best ways to share the holiday spirit is ... literally, with...

The Best Bars for Reuniting Your Crew

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

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...

Confederates and Immigrants, Punks and Riot Grrls

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

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,...

Holiday Event Listings

Dancers: Seyong Kim as The Nutcracker. Credits: Photo by John Hefti The Nutcracker ...

Smash the Patriarchy for the Holidays

Surina Khan of the Women's Foundation of California. Credits: Photo by Lance Yamamoto The...

East Bay Food Gifts for Everyone on Your List

The caramel box offers global flavors. Credits: Photo courtesy of Casa de Chocolates Sometimes,...

Gifts for Toasting

Credits: Photo courtesy of Wright & Brown Distilling Company It's no secret that...
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