April 2011

Features

The Setup

Chris Butler wanted to be a media celebrity and a badass, until he made what turned out to be a big mistake. He asked Diablo to write about him.

Spring Picnic

Celebrate the end of winter with this menu of delicious, seasonal, and portable recipes designed for the perfect spring picnic.

Boom, Bust, Bargain

As foreclosures eat into our wealthiest neighborhoods, turmoil hits the high-end market. But the deals are unreal.

Departments

Chasing the Unabomber

As life stories go, former FBI agent Max Noel’s is action packed.

Speak of the Devil

Home Makeovers

Finding Her Flow

Best-selling author Kelly Corrigan discusses her upcoming Notes and Words benefit at the Fox Theater.

Magic Makers

Artists explore their imaginations at new Bedford Gallery exhibit.

Golden Boy

Danville-native Chris Wondolowski takes an unexpected star turn for the San Jose Earthquakes.

The List: April

Spring heats up with Cirque du Soleil, a craft beer fest, and incredible plant sales.

Food Scene

Party Like a Brit

Celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding English-style right here in the East Bay.

Green Garlic

Somewhere between chive and garlic, check out this product while it's farm fresh.

Urban Offerings

Experience the growing trend of urban East Bay wineries at upcoming April 2nd event.

Pear King

Rodney Worth has another hit with the Prickly Pear, and he’s hungry for more.

Diablo Dish — April 2011

Picán Gardens heading to San Ramon; beer geek heaven landing in Walnut Creek; organic wine bar aiming for Moraga; and more in this month's Dish!

Cheap Eats: Harvest Market

Damian De La Rosa brings a convenient soup/salad/sandwiches lunch spot to Walnut Creek.

Web Extras

Four Ways to See Mount Diablo

From waterfall hikes and mountain bike tours to rock climbing and hang gliding, Mt. Diablo has something for everyone this spring.

Pet Madness 2011

Spring Picnics Extra

Check out a list of great picnic hikes and a rundown of East Bay farmers' markets.

Contests