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April 2010

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Features

2010 Diablo Eco Awards

Diablo acknowledges the people and places in the Bay Area that are making our lives greener and more sustainable, one day at a time

Restoring History

Enjoy some of Piedmont’s most beautiful historic houses—and support a good cause—at the annual Heart of the Home Tour.

Will Power

Lafayette’s Will Forte stars on TV’s Saturday Night Live and in the new movie MacGruber.

Louis and the Chocolate Factory

Meet Berkeley’s Louis Rossetto. First, he created Wired magazine. Now, he’s revolutionizing artisan chocolate.
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Departments

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Speak of the Devil

Cinema Paradiso in the 925

Want to see indie films and rub elbows with Oscar winners? Make sure to check out the 12th annual California Independent Film Festival, which moves to its new home at the historic Orinda Theatre this month. Here’s a cheat sheet to the fest’s best events.

Radar—April

A local designer on Project Runway; Portuguese folk music comes to Berkeley; and Mark Knopfler plays the Paramount

Great Plates

Buying a new license plate could help preserve open space in the East Bay

Couture Rental

Need an Armani gown in a hurry? Dress in Rockridge will rent you the threads, and even take care of the dry cleaning.

Meet the Mad Dog

San Ramon native Mark "Mad Dog" Madsen might dominate the court, but in his off-time he focuses on his coaching, blogging, and helping young players.

Giving Back: Field Good Story

New York Yankee star pitcher C. C. Sabathia comes home to Vallejo to help rebuild his childhood diamond

We Are the World

Bay Area mom Jessica Hoffman creates an eco-conscious kids music album
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Food Scene

Vik’s Chaat Corner—Berkeley

Chaat means snack, and this Berkeley eatery serves them up cheap and delicious

Parties by Prima

Prima, a top Diablo restaurant pick, starts a catering business

In Favor of Favas

The green, pod-like treasure has gotten a bad rap, but Bay Area chefs are bringing it back

It's Coming up Cupcakes

Baker Aileen Avila churns out spring-themed cupcakes that are almost too cute to munch

Gather

A Berkeley restaurant goes completely organic—and totally delicious.

Diablo Dish—April 2010

Metro Lafayette parts way with its chef; sleepy Montclair gets three new restaurants; and an Orinda Hofbräu is going upscale. All that and more, in the Dish!
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Web Extras

Q&A with MacGruber director, Jorma Taccone

Berkeley-raised comedian goes behind-the-camera to shoot action comedy based on his Saturday Night Live creation
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