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February 2019

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Tri-Valley Boomtowns

See why the Tri-Valley’s five suburbs have turned into the fastest-growing pocket of the Bay Area and an emerging hub of innovation.

Palm Springs: An Oasis of Modern Style

Escape to Palm Springs for Modernism Week to enjoy midcentury design at its finest—plus posh hotels, delicious eats, and luxury shopping.

The Diablo Interview: Congressman Eric Swalwell

The local congressman talks to Diablo about the political landscape, his legislative priorities, and his potential 2020 presidential run.
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One Fine Day: Richmond

With dozens of art studios and an innovative epicurean scene, this up-and-coming city is worth a detour.

Building a Kinder World with Maya Enista Smith

Maya Enista Smith, the executive director of the Born This Way Foundation, works with superstar Lady Gaga to teach kids the value of kindness.

Five Questions for Christine O'Brien

In her new book, Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing, Walnut Creek resident Christine O’Brien, a lecturer at Saint Mary’s College of California, recounts her unusual childhood with an angry, powerful father—he created ABC’s Wide World of Sports—and a mother who imposed a stringent food regimen on the family (meals included blended salad, celery juice, nuts, and raw egg yolks). Here, O’Brien discusses the value of balance and opening up about her painful past.
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Speak of the Devil

Meet Entrepreneur and Model Maggie Rizer

Former Vogue cover girl Maggie Rizer brings high fashion to San Ramon with her first boutique.

Top February Events in the East Bay

Take the kids to Disney on Ice; see Bill Maher’s new stand-up show; celebrate Black History Month; attend an arts fest; and more.

A Celebration of Hans Hofmann in Berkeley

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive commemorates the work of Hans Hofmann in a monumental exhibition.

World-Class Chamber Music in the Bay Area

Acclaimed chamber groups hold special concerts throughout the region this month.

The Robots of the East Bay

From delivering food to fighting crime, fleets of robots are rolling into the East Bay and performing human-like tasks.

Unique Valentine's Day Gifts

Go beyond roses and chocolates with these inspired Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
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Food Scene

Emeryville's Pig in a Pickle Serves Fired-Up Fare

The French Laundry alum Damon Stainbrook opens Pig in a Pickle in Emeryville, serving up sustainably sourced, lightly smoked meats and delectable sides.

Fine Dining at East Bay Pop-Up Restaurants

Pop-up restaurants take root in the local dining scene, offering casual yet elevated culinary adventures.

Bitters: Booze with Bite

Batch and Brine’s bar director provides a chamomile-citrus bitters recipe for those seeking to add some punch to homemade cocktails.
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Web Extras

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