June 2013

Features

Awake in a Nightmare

A year ago, Stoorai Nuri felt she had a perfect family. Then, her husband and youngest daughter were killed by a reckless teenage driver. The Concord mom shares her tragic story.

Retro Summer Fun

We’re bringing back good old-fashioned revelry!

Garden Party

Dig in to goods and tools that will turn your suburban backyard into a beautiful, peaceful oasis.

Departments

Authentic Oahu

Skip the island’s tourist-packed South Shore, and head north to Turtle Bay.

Speak of the Devil

California Trivia

Test your knowledge of the Golden State, with fun facts from Oakland Museum of California’s newest gallery.

Music Man

Dan “Fingers” Rodowicz learned to play piano as a kid, competed internationally, and is now a regional sales manager for Yamaha. But during baseball season, he moonlights as the organ player for the Oakland A’s.

DIY Decorating

Redecorating a room? Get out your inner Martha Stewart at these two new home decor stores that offer workshops.

The List: June

Kick off summer with Shakespeare, monsters, and a reading festival.

Food Scene

Bounty in a Box

Enjoy local rainbow chard, cherries, strawberries, and cauliflower!

Shelley Lindgren's Guide to Southern Italian Wines

French Bistro Redux

La Sen brings a touch of old-world fare—and charm—to Concord.

Cheap Eats: Slow G’s Eatery

Grab a healthy sandwich for lunch!

Diablo Dish: June

Ike's is now open, there are plenty of sweets in Walnut Creek, and more food news!

Q&A with Shelley Lindgren

A16 is expanding to Rockridge!

Get Juiced

Living Apothecary offers the latest twist on the juicing craze: cold-pressing.

Spaetzle

Try this German side dish at a few local restaurants.

Web Extras

Talent Show

Get your tickets to the valley’s best events.

Contests