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December 2018

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Features

2018 Threads of Hope Award Winners

Meet five local heroes who make the world better in special ways.

Kids in the Kitchen

East Bay experts discuss the importance of teaching little ones how to cook—and share their tips for encouraging children to expand their culinary horizons.

The Ultimate Gift Guide

Shop locally this season to find something for everyone on your holiday list. Diablo presents 28 options, no matter your budget.
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Departments

Susan Mernit Takes the Reins at The Crucible

Susan Mernit expands the legacy of the Oakland-based industrial arts school.
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Speak of the Devil

Meet Will Levy of The Story So Far

Meet Will Levy, the Walnut Creek–raised guitarist for pop-punk band The Story So Far.

Top December Events in the East Bay

See John Legend perform in Oakland; head to Livermore for holiday fun in the vineyards; watch renditions of The Nutcracker; and more.

East Bay Light Displays

Check out local light displays to get into the holiday spirit.

One Fine Weekend in the New Downtown Napa

The First Street Napa complex features superb eateries, hip tasting rooms, and a posh hotel with a rooftop bar.

Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto

A section of Berkeley’s Shattuck Avenue transforms into a wintry destination for Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto.

Girls Crushing It: Shaping Today's Schoolgirls Into Tomorrow's CEOs

The Orinda organization helps young entrepreneurs build leadership skills through workshops and pop-up makers markets.
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Food Scene

Ginger Molasses Cookie Recipe from Dan Floyd

Snag a ginger molasses cookie recipe from a Livermore baker.

Top Tiki Bars in the East Bay

These four watering holes provide the perfect rum-soaked antidote to winter’s chill.

The Slanted Door Comes to San Ramon

Charles Phan gears up for the opening of his famed Vietnamese eatery in San Ramon.
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Web Extras

A Palo Alto Weekend Pick-Me-Up

Offering everything from outdoor fun to eclectic eats to posh accommodations, this Silicon Valley city makes for a unique weekend trip.
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Contests