Insider's Guide

Rolling Through the Backwoods

There's a town in the East Bay with no shops, no cafes, and no...

The East Bay ‘Zine Scene

When people meet Shenaaz Janmohamed, they are sometimes surprised to learn she is a...

Oakland’s Booming Street Ballet

West Oakland native Jesus Ibn El was in China three years ago when his...

Staircases to Heaven

A couple of years ago, I began having severe pain in my arms and...

Neighborhood Joints

Gone are the days when the East Bay took a backseat to any place...

What to Do in 2013

No matter what time of year, whether your tastes lean toward family-friendly street fairs...

A Very Long Bucket List

Okay. We admit it. It's impossible to list all the great recreational and outdoor...

Beyond the White Cube

When one enters Martina }{ Johnston Gallery (1201 Sixth St., Berkeley, 510-558-0993,, one...

Enlightened Commerce

No longer do you have to travel twenty minutes east or west for your...

Something Old, Something New

As hard to believe as this may be, there was a time when the...


If you don't live or work in Alameda, you may think you have no...

The Bouquet List

The demise of Mama Buzz Cafe caused some sadness and dismay among Art Murmur...

Rockridge and Elmwood

Oakland's picturesque Rockridge neighborhood has always been a highly desirable place to live and...

Piedmont Avenue and Montclair

Oakland's Piedmont Avenue and Montclair neighborhoods aren't quite geographically contiguous, separated, as they are,...

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