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Cover | Steve Chellis

Still Life with Zest (oil on canvas). South Carolina native Steve Chellis is an artist and freelance designer in Emeryville. As a member of Bluetan, a small collective based in Brooklyn, N.Y., he is responsible for curating shows, web design, and creative direction. As an artist, he has extensive knowledge of history, chemistry, and contemporary issues involved in painting and printmaking. Chellis earned his MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and his work has been exhibited in the Bay Area, the East Coast, and the Southeast. He says his work has undergone a dramatic change since Nov. 16, 2016, and this painting represents that new work. Learn more at He is one of 98 artists featured in the 31st Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition Oct. 7-29. For exhibition info: or 510-652-6122.

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October 2017 Issue:
Table of Contents

FEATURE | A History of Exclusion
How African Americans were blocked from living in most East Bay neighborhoods. An excerpt from the 2017 book The Color of Law.
By Richard Rothstein.

EDUCATION | School in Early August?
Oakland Unified is planning to start school on Aug. 13 next year, and some parents and camp directors don't like it. By Matthew Artz.

PARENTING | Social Media Amplify Feelings of FoMO
The crystal ball of Snapchat and other apps allows teens to keep tabs on what their friends are doing. And that's not always a good thing.
By Lisa Fernandez.

ENVIRONMENT | A (Road) Diet for the Future
East Bay activists are pushing to replace more traffic lanes with bike lanes. But not everybody is happy about it. By Alastair Bland.

RETAIL |   Creating a Home for Independent Makers
Kosa Arts builds community, plus what's new with books and a few vintage finds.
By Nana Twumasi.

|  Mockingbird
The updated 2.0 version brings simple, elegant, destination dining to downtown Oakland.
By Ethan Fletcher.

The Kilduff File |  Regina Stoops
A Pleasanton comedian gives you permission to laugh at acronyms. 
By Paul Kilduff

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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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