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January 2017

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Best New Workout Studios

Here are six new East Bay fitness studios where you can get your sweat on in the New Year.

Detox Destinations

Spend a weekend by the sea, in the valley, or among the vines, renewing your soul at one of these luxurious getaways.

East Bay Addiction Crisis

A top doctor discusses the regional addiction crisis and the effect of opioids on your brain.

Fun Must-Try Classes in the East Bay

Commit to learning something new this year—with help from an expert—in one of these cool classes.
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Reach Your Goals

Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, best-selling author M.J. Ryan offers practical tips for breaking bad habits.
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Speak of the Devil

2018 Winter Olympics Hopeful

This Piedmont native is a pro on the ice and in the classroom.

The History of the Sneaker

A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California explores the sole of sneaker culture.

Clean Out Your Closet

Donate your clothes with Concord-based nonprofit Union and Fifth

Top January Events in the East Bay

Eat your way through Oakland during Oakland Restaurant Week; the annual ARF fundraiser Stars to the Rescue returns to Lesher Center for the Arts; see a Benicia hoop diver perform with Cirque du Soleil in San Francisco; and more of this month’s top events.
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Food Scene

New: Sauced BBQ and Spirits

My early visits to the original Sauced, which opened in Livermore almost five years ago, were a bit uneven, but I left the new Walnut Creek restaurant duly impressed.

New: Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen

The rise of the gastropub has challenged chefs to create beer food that is both inventive and familiar, bold but not overbearing.

New: Lima

In an almost mythic hero’s journey, Lima-born chef John Marquez has brought traditional Peruvian cuisine—served in an elevated style—to Todos Santos Plaza in Concord.

Cheap Eats: Poke Salad

Customize a bowl and save room for a macaron ice cream sandwich!

Best Boba Tea Spots

Here are five of our favorite spots to find Taiwanese bubble tea.

Organic Coup

Meet the Lafayette woman taking the fast-food industry by (organic) storm

Three Hot New Danville Restaurants

The renovated Danville Hotel Town Center welcomes a bakery and breakfast spot, a pizzeria, and a brewhouse.
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Web Extras

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