Spring is a front row seat to Mother Nature’s magic show. Here are five East Bay hikes, from easy to punishing, to take on this spring.
By Martha Ross
As Walnut Creek blooms into a world-class food town, restaurants are getting more expressive in design and detail
By Nicholas Boer
If you are looking for a way to improve your health and increase your energy level, consider integrating homemade organic juices into your diet—made from whole fruits and vegetables found at the farmers’ market.
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?
Artichokes look intimidating but underneath the tough exterior is a prized delicacy. They are high in anti-oxidants and rich in fiber. At the market, select artichokes heavy for their size and tightly closed. This vegetable is best steamed or braised. You can eat it whole dipped in olive oil and balsamic or try one of these recipes.
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall,” an apt line from Shakespeare to describe his Measure for Measure. In this dark comedy, a strict judge decides to punish the citizens of Vienna for their depravity only to find his own uncontrollable emotions taking over.
DETAILS: May 23 – June 15, Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette, townhalltheatre.com.