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Cover | Kate Abel

Bridge the Gap (acrylic paint and collage). Piedmont High School graduate Kate Abel is the first-place winner of The Monthly's annual student cover contest. The image is a self-portrait of Abel, 18, holding a child she met while on a church mission to build housing for the poor in Mexico. In her senior year art project, Abel contemplated how to show connections between disparate subjects. For this piece, she used sewing pattern paper and acrylic paint as the medium. Abel, who loves the work of street artist Banksy, said she has come to terms with the notion that all the art she creates might not be perfect. She will be attending Chapman University in Orange this fall and plans major in studio arts. Read more about her and the other winners by clicking here.

COMING SOON: Paul Kilduff chats up Regina Stoops of Pleasanton, a married lesbian Catholic and mother of three who does stand-up comedy. The Monthly dines at Mockingbird, and Feast Bay offers more tidbits on restaurants and food. Plus, more articles on education, the environment, parenting, and retail.

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September 2017 Issue:
Table of Contents

Finally, Some Stability
Oakland's new school superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel hopes to end a revolving door of leaders.
By Patrick Hoge.

UC's Lack of Housing
When it comes to housing its students, UC Berkeley is anything but the crown jewel.
By Matthew Artz.

Finding Their Voice
OSA a cappella ensemble Vocal Rush forms students into instruments of change.
By Catherine Brozena.

Throwing Sticks in the Woods
Oakland's BAWT trains teachers to bring their students outdoors.
By Lisa Fernandez.

Expressing Themselves
Three Young Artists earn kudos in the 2017 cover contest..
By Judith M. Gallman.

PARENTING | Wearing Your Kids
More parents carry their children rather than put them in strollers, but the doctor who popularized the parenting method is under siege.
By Lisa Fernandez.

ENVIRONMENT | Lake Temescal's Future Could Be in Doubt
The popular lake has closed four consecutive years because of toxic algae blooms. By Alastair Bland.

RETAIL |   Vintage Finds at Mercy
Plus Wolfman Books expands, mobile boutique shopping, and two Fourth Street newcomers.
By Nana Twumasi.

|  The Well
The Well goes beyond lip service in delivering nourishing fare in North Oakland.
By Ethan Fletcher.

The Kilduff File |  Corbett Redford
He's still sticking it to The Man, as evidenced by his new doc on the East Bay punk rock scene. 
By Paul Kilduff

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Editor’s Note:
a look at this month’s issue and commentary on life in the East Bay

Letters: reader responses to The Monthly’s stories

Be East Bay: an introduction to interesting people, places and events in your community

Critics Choice: highlights of this month’s happenings in art, theater, film, dance and music

Boutique Bazaar: distinctive small shops in the East Bay

Food for Thought: local caterers and food and wine purveyors

Dining Guide: a selection of East Bay restaurants

Marketplace Home: a catalog of services for your home and garden

Marketplace Services: a catalog of personal and creative services

Kartoon Korner: editorial cartoons to entertain and agitate

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