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August 2018

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Features

Oakland's Libby Schaaf Is the Talk of the Town

Earlier this year, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf found herself in the national spotlight after alerting her constituents to impending ICE raids and infuriating the Trump administration in the process. Diablo caught up with the charismatic Oaktown native to discuss her bold decision, the challenges she’s faced in office, and her deep love for her city.

East Bay Reality TV Contestants Tell All

Ever wonder what it’s really like to be on a reality TV show? Meet 10 former East Bay contestants who give the inside scoop on what happens behind the scenes.

Down on the Farm

Desiring a deeper connection to the food they eat, Helena and Matthew Sylvester started Happy Acre Farm in Sunol—joining a revolution of young farmers returning to the land. Read about their journey, and get their tips on growing produce at home.
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Departments

Workit Health Rethinks Recovery

Two health pioneers bring a fresh approach to addiction treatment.
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Speak of the Devil

San Ramon's Utility Box Public Art Project

Bay Area painters transform utility boxes into works of art in San Ramon.

Meet Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin

America’s oldest working national park ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, describes her experience as a black woman in the era of “Rosies.”

One Fine Weekend on the Sonoma Coast

Escape to the Sonoma Coast for a relaxing respite in an area rich in history, natural beauty, and farm-to-table dining.

Top August Events in the East Bay

Hear jazz at the Lesher Center for the Arts; catch a Corvette car show in Danville; watch theater alfresco; and more top events.

What $1 Million Can Buy You in the East Bay

See what you can buy with $1 million in the East Bay right now.

College Survival Kit

College-bound kids will love these useful campus-ready products.
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Food Scene

Gio's Pizza and Bocce Brings Back Old-School Sips

Head to the Berkeley restaurant for refreshing spritzes and amaro flights.

New Eats at the Oakland Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics step up their game on another kind of plate.

Reem Assil Debuts Dyafa in Oakland

Reem Assil continues her meteoric rise with Dyafa, a new Middle Eastern restaurant in Oakland.
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Web Extras

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