By Lou Fancher, Martha Ross and Peggy Spear. Photography by Rachel Capil and Lisa Duncan
A Passage in Time
A dramatic new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay, examines the waters around us through history.
High Schools Public or Private?
Which type of education is right for your kid? To help with the search, we talked to educators and parents at local high schools.
As the holiday whirlwind approaches, Bay Area theater and dance companies take center stage performing an array of seasonal delights-from traditional Christmas fare to delightful alternatives and thought-provoking dramas. Here's our roundup of hot holiday shows not to miss.
Parking in downtown Walnut Creek got a whole lot smarter.
Goodbye tire chalk and loose change. There’s new technology in town. Parking meters are a whole lot smarter, thanks to a new series of advanced models that come with hockey puck size sensors installed beneath each parking spot. They can track the movement of a car, so when your time is up, there’s no adding on.
It’s time to crack crab! Start those pots of water and chill that Chardonnay! Dungeness crab season officially opens on November 15, and runs through the month of February. It’s one of the most anticipated events for foodies and featured at many local restaurants. To put a special touch on your holiday menu, try one of these recipes contributed by Northern California chefs.
By Caitlin Graveson
Photography by Sarah Grunder
It's a golden age for beer lovers. The country is experiencing an unprecedented revolution as beer drinkers consume complex blends hand-crafted by local brewers, and move away from blue-collar suds. As a result, an increasing number of beer-savvy restaurants are devoting their menus to local brews and holding beer to the same standard as haute cuisine .
By Andrea A. Firth
Photography by Lisa Duncan
Chickens have come home to roost in the East Bay, as more and more families make these feathered friends part of their household menageries. Are chickens the new dog?
During the holidays, Main Street was adorned for shoppers. This photograph was taken in 1961 when Walnut Creek had a population of about 10,000 residents. By 1970, the population had grown to over 27,000 residents. Much of the growth is attributed to the opening of Broadway Plaza (1951), which took the city in a new direction as a major shopping destination.