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October 2009

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Cabin Fever

Lafayette architect James Phillip Wright brings a breath of fresh air to a stodgy log cabin on Lake Almanor.

Old Soul/New Scene

Oakland’s Goapele is back, with a new album, a nightclub, and a hip boutique.
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Worshipping the Inner Goddess

How a Lafayette mom is leading East Bay “witches” to celebrate their “divine feminine.”
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Speak of the Devil

Gripping Read

Award-winning Bay Area author Joan Ryan writes of living and coping with her son after a severe accident.

East Bay Adaptations

On October 16, the film version of Where the Wild Things Are hits theaters, adapted in part by longtime Berkeley resident Dave Eggers. Turns out that there are a few buzz-worthy movie projects with ties to East Bay authors in the works.

Do-It-Yourself Blockbuster

San Ramon filmmaker Derek Zemrak capitalizes on the YouTube fame of two Hawaiian teenagers and makes an indie film hit in the process.

Dog-Friendly Vineyards

A Gift for the Gifted at Changes Salon

Changes Salon and Day Spa in Walnut Creek is looking for one woman who has a special gift that makes a profound difference in the lives of others.

Rock Out

Add some edge to your look with this season’s plethora of zippers, chains, and studs.

Radar -- October

Devilish correspondence with The Screwtape Letters at the Lesher Center; Treasure Island Music Festival; and the one and only Bob Dylan at the Greek Theater.

Haunted Hot Spots

With Halloween approaching, we set out to find the East Bay’s best ghost stories, some of which, witnesses say, are not just stories. Cue the spooky music

Mountain of Support

New art show benefit to support Save Mount Diablo.
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Food Scene

Kitchen Magic

Viva Cucina’s new cooking class series enlists the aid of San Ramon Valley chefs.

The 202 Grill — Danville

The Livery's new eatery combines burgers-and-fries with Indian cuisine.

Feast on Fine Art

Oakland-based glass artist Sarah Hirneisen creates tableware sold across the U.S.

Local Olive Oil

Livermore provides the perfect climate for producing top notch olive oil.

Diablo Dish — October '09

Yet more restaurants opening in Jack London Square; Vanessa's Bistro 2 in Walnut Creek; fresher produce in Lafayette; and more in this month's Dish.


An Uptown Oakland restaurant integrates more than California and Southern cuisine.
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Web Extras

Behind The Scenes: Goapele Cover Photoshoot

Meet the Producers

Halloween Events

Check out our list of great Halloween events happening around the Bay Area.
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