Twice a year, The Monthly offers readers a chance to sample an eclectic mix of personal writing by local scribes. In this, our summer 2010 essay issue, we bring you five of our favorite submissions on a subject that most human beings can relate to: making a hard choice. To have your own first-person piece considered for a future roundup, keep your eye on this page, where we’ll announce our upcoming topic this fall.Read More
Faces of the East Bay
The pandemic created the urgency for many East Bay families to set up an estate plan. Richmond Estate Planning Attorney, Sara Diamond answers questions about wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance health care directives.
Jacomena van Huizen Maybeck’s life began in 1901 on a Javanese sugar plantation and ended ninety-five years later in her house in the Berkeley hills. I met her in 1977, as my boyfriend and I followed the rumors of a unique cottage for rent. From the time of our first...
Ray Darten means for its color clothing to be worn.
A Cal psychologist has a simple prescription for race relations.