Writer Phyllis Grant of Berkeley shares life lessons from the kitchen and a recipe in her essay, “Recipe,” one of 28 pieces collected in a recently published anthology, The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family and How We Learn to Eat. Two San Francisco authors and editors, Caroline M. Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper, put together the collection, which includes submissions from several Bay Area writers.Read More
Berkeley writer Monica Wesolowska recently published the memoir Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, which explores the love and ethics behind forgoing medical intervention for her newborn son. This poignant and lyrical book chronicles the author’s painful and lovely days with her baby.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.