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20 Nov 2019

Neighbors of the East Bay: Meet Jo Biasi

By Lisa Fernandez We pass by people every day who make up the fabric of our neighborhoods, in big and small ways. Each person has a story to tell, and most often, they’ll surprise you. This series is an opportunity to take the time to stop and meet some of

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06 Nov 2019

East Bay Election Results Show Love for Schools, Parks

Voting out in the East Bay was far more limited than the big race, alphabet soup that was San Francisco Tuesday, but we’ve been keeping an eye on some key measures in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. You can check our endorsements against the results and to see

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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16 Oct 2019

East Bay Special Elections Voter Guide

It’s almost election-lite time in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Both counties will hold special elections Nov. 5 with very little to vote on, but local stuff matters in big ways and the measures in your area are worth having an opinion on. Here are the basics for each county

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27 Sep 2019

To Understand the East Bay, You Must First Understand San Pablo Avenue

The East Bay is nearly impossible to define as a whole. It’s a sprawling, urban area that includes two counties, two area codes and a population of over 2.7 million people. There is no one neighborhood or city that truly can encompass everything that the East Bay is. But there

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28 Aug 2017

Nation’s Giant Hamburgers: The East Bay Hamburger Chain No One Talks About

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! While the Instagrammers are grammin’ the shit out of In-N-Out for some reason, I don’t hear people talk about Nation’s Giant Hamburgers, and why not?  They’ve been a Bay Area brand for

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25 Nov 2009

FREE BOOKS! FREE BOOKS! FREE BOOKS!

You already know how I feel about libraries.  But here is something even more miraculous.  The Bay Area FREE Book Exchange in El Cerrito (North of Berkeley) is a cooperative run by local booksellers/booklovers.  It is literally a ‘œstore’ full of FREE books.  Whenever I’m in a store and an

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