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January 2008

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Go Slow

Get more out of life by putting on the brakes and moving out of the fast lane.

Beijing Bound

Spend a day with the U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming team as it trains in Walnut Creek.
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Speak of the Devil

By the Numbers

In the 1970s, the hospice movement took root in the United States and taught us the importance of helping terminally ill people die with as much dignity as possible. Our local Hospice of the East Bay just marked its 30th anniversary.

The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes

Greene on Green

Danville Pediatrician Alan Greene struck a national chord when his tips for going organic were featured in a recent New York Times article.

'60s snapshots

Photographer Robert Altman has advice for anyone who aspires to take great pictures.

New Year, New Exercise

Tired of the treadmill? Sick of spin class? You can get into shape with these new exercise routines. Try mind-body workouts you can do at home or a dance-based routine that will get your heart pumping. Or how about going totally retro?

Bad Boys, Good Cause

Enter January's contest to win tickets to the Animal Rescue Foundation benefit.

New Nightlife

As 2008 rolls out, a whole new wave of after-dark hangouts is rocking the East Bay, from a swank lounge in Walnut Creek to a retro-chic foodie’s paradise in Oakland.

Youtube University

Want to catch up on your integrative biology? Head back to class by watching UC Berkely lectures on YouTube.

Burning Love

Juliet Rader infuses candles with fragrances such as ginger peach and lavender mint.

Screen Team

What do Tony La Russa and Sugar Ray Leonard have in common? They both have their eyes on a new prize: Hollywood gold.

Shop Talk

Broadway Plaza welcomes Bare Escentuals, Diva-Diva, and Edwards Luggage, while Sunvalley Shopping Center welcomes Aeri and Abercrombie.

Funk Art Warriors

Artist Wanxin Zhang's Contemporary Warrior exhibit is on view at Walnut Creek's Beford Gallery.

Uber-chic Creek?

If Diabloland were France, Walnut Creek would be Paris, right? Well, kinda, but that could change.
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Food Scene

Cheap Eats

Oasis's New Oasis

Oasis Fusion Grille added a stylish new venue to Pleasanton's Main Street with the opening of its wine lounge in October.

Maria Maria

Maria Maria, the restaurant Jeff Dudum opened in the former Cantina space with the backing of Carlos Santana, has turned into an instant scene.

Food, Glorious Food

Michael Pollan raised a number of thought-provoking questions about food in our country in his 2006 book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. In his latest book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, he sets out to provide some practical advice in answer to some of those questions.

Teaching Tea

If your idea of brewing tea involves a tea bag and a microwave, you're a good candiate for enlightenment at Teance.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Another posh purveyor of beef comes to Walnut Creek--and this one won't deplete your savings.

Diablo Dish — January '08

On his North American concert tour, rock legend Bruce Springsteen is creating fundraising opportunities for local charities.
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Web Extras

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