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August 2019

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The College Admissions Scandal Hits the Bay Area

The recent college admissions scandal outed wealthy parents for paying millions to get their children into elite universities. Diablo looks at the toll this takes on our teens—and what can be done about it.

Glorious Coastal Getaways: Point Reyes, Santa Cruz, and Carmel-by-the-Sea

Let Diablo guide you to the nearby seaside escape that best suits your vibe.

Playing With Fire: Barbecue in the East Bay

Savor the last month of summer with a celebration of global barbecue.
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Whiskey Dreams and the Future of Mare Island

Wine mogul Dave Phinney aims to transform a neglected corner of the Bay Area into a new Napa.

One Fine Weekend in Portland

Discover the movers and makers of the Northwest’s endearingly weird city.

Five Questions for Derek Zemrak

San Ramon resident Derek Zemrak wears many hats—film producer, theater owner, concert promoter, festival coordinator—and that’s after he finishes his day job as senior vice president of a Danville-based real estate holding company. Zemrak organizes the California Independent Film Festival, which runs August 23 through August 31 at the Orinda Theatre and San Francisco’s Castro Theatre.
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Speak of the Devil

Meet Gary Bogue

Gary Bogue reflects on his long career rehabilitating animals.

The A-Team A’s Team

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 world champion Oakland Athletics at the Coliseum.

Coworking Spaces in the East Bay

A new generation of shared work spaces takes off in the East Bay.

East Bay Concert Guide

Over a dozen musical legends are performing in the region this month. Take Diablo’s quiz to find out which concert is right for you.

Top August Events in the East Bay

Enjoy jazz at the Lesher Center; catch a screening of Incredibles 2; explore a taco festival; and more.

The East Bay's CBD Products

Local companies target skin woes, muscle aches, and sleep issues with CBD products.
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Food Scene

Napa Comes to Walnut Creek

Bounty Hunter brings big wines and bold flavors.

Berkeley's Frozen Frontier

Humphry Slocombe sweeps Berkeley into its cold (but oh so sweet) embrace.

Terrific Tomato: Sunol Farming

Fred Hempel grows magic at his Sunol farm, and Green Bee tomatoes might be his greatest trick yet.
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Web Extras

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