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Monsieur Chopin, Alive and in Concert at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

You don't have to be a classical music lover to enjoy this show, though it's hard to see how you could depart inured to Chopin's glorious music.

The Institute of Mosaic Art: Where Berkeley Riffs on an Ancient Art

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 09.17.2014 | San Francisco
Barbara Falconer Newhall

It won't be as easy for IMA to leave its mark on the walls of its new neighborhood, Ilse Cordoni told me during a recent visit to the studio; in Berkeley there will be more bureaucratic hoops to jump through.

Review: Jody Watley's 'Older, But Not Old' During Yoshi's Show

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.02.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

It's official: Jody Watley is still a thrill! The Grammy-winning sensation performed more than three decades of hits. Stunning in a black sequin pantsuit for most of the 90-minute show, Watley danced, sang and drew the audience in with storytelling perfect for the intimate East Bay venue.

The Bay Area's Craft Beer Boom

WHERE | Posted 07.30.2014 | San Francisco
WHERE

Many, including both new and established places, are perfectly positioned for urban beer hiking -- think connoisseur's voyage, not pub crawl. Craft your own adventure with these five beer-tasting itineraries.

Investigating the West Coast Mafia

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Despite Michael's Tahoe compound, and the beautiful Fredo scene on the lake, I never thought of California, where I grew up, as mafia country. The mafia still seemed a world away and more at home on the crowded streets of Little Italy and the Corleone olive orchards. Turns out the mafia was closer to home than I could have ever imagined.

Why Did the San Francisco 49ers Move to Santa Clara?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2014 | San Francisco
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: Why did the San Francisco 49ers move to Santa Clara?. Answer by Carolyn Schuk, Associate Editor, Santa C...

5 Ways to Protect Children During Divorce

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Anderson Bialis

Wondering what is best for your kids and navigating the optimal way to get them through the transition might feel like a constant struggle.

Why San Francisco Is One Of The Happiest, Healthiest Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

The Most Important Thing I've Ever Done Had Nothing to Do With Me

Ise Lyfe | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Ise Lyfe

One morning I wake up to an email from a super renowned contemporary art museum in LA. This was a very important person type of email, you see...

When the Bride Doesn't Wear White -- And Neither Does Anyone Else

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 09.18.2013 | Weddings
Barbara Falconer Newhall

The bride wore red. And violet. And cerise. And gold. To my mind, there's nothing quite like an Indian wedding to remind the Western woman that she has forgotten how to be gorgeous.

Hotels That Offer Cooking Classes

Oyster | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

But cooking can actually be fun, especially if you have a master chef offering instructions. Plus, the best part of going to a cooking class? You don't have to do the cleanup!

When Choosing a College, Is Geography Destiny?

Stephen Beal | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Stephen Beal

Would Larry Page and Sergey Brin have founded Google if they had gone to an Ivy League school instead of Stanford? Perhaps. But Stanford's ties to Silicon Valley are legendary, and opportunities for innovation were literally all around them. Maybe geography is indeed destiny.

Feds Shot In Sweep Of Gang Arrests For Triple-Homicide

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 05.04.2012 | Crime

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Three Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were shot and injured Thursday while serving "high-risk" warrants duri...

Affluent Schools Sell Fancy School Lunches For Profit

The Bay Citizen | Posted 06.08.2011 | Education

Children spilled into the courtyard of Havens Elementary School in Piedmont one recent day as a cluster of mom-volunteers sorted through box lunches o...

Is San Francisco Anti-military? The Right Has it Wrong

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Yet, not that many years ago in Stockton, California, Tammy was homeless, addicted to drugs for more years than she cares to admit.

Five Places to Have Coffee in San Francisco (PHOTOS)

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
CheapOair

Visitors to San Francisco boast about the relaxing environment and colorful neighborhoods. If travelers can appreciate one thing, it is a place to have coffee and unwind.

A Green Victory in Richmond, California

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

The recent elections were a setback for national environmental advocates. But for a small city near San Francisco, it demonstrated that poor communities can still control their shorelines and, perhaps, their own destinies.

Will Berkeley Be the Next Haiti?

Steven Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Newton

Americans who have been shocked by the devastation in Haiti may be surprised to know that a similar catastrophe is coming soon to America--and virtual...

US Navy Agrees To Limit Potentially Harmful Sonar Use

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Navy agreed in a settlement approved Tuesday to limit where it operates certain sonar systems criticized by environmentalist...