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July 2019

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2019 Best of the East Bay: Spotlight on Fantastic Negrito

The genre-spanning musician earned his blues cred in Oakland before rising up and winning two Grammys.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Spotlight on Caley Shoemaker

Hangar 1’s head distiller explores the furthest reaches of the spirits world.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Spotlight on Alysa Liu

A Richmond teen triple-jumps to the top of the United States women’s figure skating pack.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Arts and Leisure

Renowned theater groups? Oscar winners? Beloved arts institutions? Find all three—and more—in the East Bay’s diverse cultural scene.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Fitness

Work up a sweat with these people, places, and companies that specialize in calorie-burning fun.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Pets

Follow your animal instincts to treat-worthy parks, products, and more.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Shops and Services

Fill up your reusable bags with top-tier goods at area retailers.

2019 Best of the East Bay

Diablo’s annual roundup of our editors’ and readers’ favorite local icons, businesses, and activities.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Beauty and Wellness

Check out the businesses that get locals looking and feeling their best.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Food

Savor all the tantalizing flavors the East Bay has to offer.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Weddings

Make your big day even better with the help of these marriage-minded enterprises.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Nightlife

Hit the town and pick your poison at fun and festive hangouts.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Kids

Keep the young ’uns entertained, engaged, and educated at these child-friendly hot spots.

2019 Best of the East Bay: Complete List of Winners

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One Fine Weekend in Amador County

Five tiny Gold Country towns have become Northern California’s latest food and wine destination.

Five Questions for Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell—a Zambia-born writer and associate professor of English at UC Berkeley—made a literary splash this year with the publication of her first novel, The Old Drift. Called “extraordinary” by Salman Rushdie, “dazzling” by The New York Times, and compared to works by Tolstoy and Virgil, The Old Drift is an epic achievement by one of the most original voices writing today.

Cover to Cover: An Update on the East Bay's Brightest Stars

Diablo looks back at previous Best of the East Bay issues and asks: What are our former cover stars doing now?
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Speak of the Devil

Top July Events in the East Bay

Taste the terroir of Livermore Valley; fly high at the Berkeley Kite Festival; and more.

The East Bay's 3D-Printed Goods

Local 3D printing enterprises are revolutionizing the design world.

Happy as Shannon and the Clams

With a 10th anniversary East Bay performance and a stadium tour on the horizon, Oakland’s Shannon and the Clams are on the rise.

Greener Pastures: East Bay Gardens

Experience wonderlands of plant life in these enchanted local gardens.

The Cheapskate’s Guide to Summer

Get out and enjoy the some of the area’s finest freebies.

Blown Away in Walnut Creek

An uplifting new exhibition of inflatable artwork takes off at Bedford gallery.
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Food Scene

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Web Extras

Discover the Lost Sierra

Explore the natural wonders of this majestic alpine wonderland just outside of Truckee.
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