Big chain supermarkets offer a wider range of products and, often, better prices. But many East Bay families prefer to bring home the bacon (or the broccoli) from a small independent market. Even in a shaky economy, it’s hard to beat the cachet of the stalwart neighborhood grocery.Read More
In recent years, a booming private industry has sprung up around the increasingly competitive application process, with professional counselors walking students through each and every step. Such support isn’t cheap, but many parents in the East Bay are willing to pay to boost their kids’ chances of getting into “good” colleges—or in some cases, getting into college at all.Read More
Outfitting a young human is one of life’s great pleasures. Miniscule outfits, downy blankets, cuddly stuffies—what’s not to love? Our writer, a recent new mom, guides parents-to-be through the bumper crop of baby-gear stores in the East Bay, as well as sources for save-the-day services like lactation consultants, yoga classes, and more.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.