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January 2019

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Features

The Science of Happiness

East Bay scholars share their latest research on happiness—which reveals the power of positive thinking and gratitude—and offer tips for achieving a joyful, meaningful life.

The East Bay Pet Owner's Guide

From the top dog-friendly trails, to local cat cafés, to products that help animals look and feel their best, here’s a pet owner’s guide to pampering and enjoying quality time with four-legged companions.

East Bay Military Bases Get a New Lease on Life

Bay Area officials discuss their plans for converting former military bases into community centers, open spaces, tech hubs, and mixed-use developments—and the challenges they have to overcome to turn their visions into reality.
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Departments

Five Questions for Rita Moreno

At 87, legendary performer Rita Moreno is as in-demand as ever: Her Netflix sitcom One Day at a Time is returning for its third season, and she will appear in (and produce) Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of West Side Story. On January 19 and 20, Moreno will put on a show at the Orinda Theatre, just a few miles from her home in the Berkeley hills. Here, the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award winner discusses her storied career and her life in the East Bay.

James Bouquin to Create a New Home for the Cancer Support Community

James Bouquin leads the charge in building a new, nature-based site for the Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area.
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Speak of the Devil

One Fine Weekend in Truckee

Located merely minutes from beloved Lake Tahoe, historic Truckee offers small-town charm, luxe accommodations, and plenty of outdoor fun.

Meet Zak Dychtwald

Meet Zak Dychtwald, an Orinda native and emerging expert on the economic impact of Chinese millennials.

Top January Events in the East Bay

Attend an awards show in Walnut Creek; see an acclaimed jazz ensemble perform in the Tri-Valley; and more.

The Bay Area's Best Wellness Products

Take care of your mind, body, and soul with these wellness products.

The Lantern Light Festival Illuminates Pleasanton

Pleasanton’s Lantern Light Festival is a glowing prelude to Chinese New Year.

Elton John Brings Farewell Tour to Oakland

In honor of Elton John’s farewell tour, Diablo highlights some of his most memorable moments in the East Bay.
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Food Scene

Oakland's Bardo Delivers Retro and Refined Fare

The midcentury-themed Bardo Lounge and Supper Club is a sleek addition to Oakland, offering innovative bites and craft cocktails in a chic space.

East Bay Restaurant Weeks Get a Facelift

Score delicious deals during four local restaurant weeks.

The Fascinating World of Fermentation

Delve into the world of fermentation.
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