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October 2010

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Hammer/ Mix/ Sew/ Shape/ Fold/ Cut

Handmade gifts by East Bay crafters.

Half Baked?

Oakland pot advocates hope to pass a resolution to legalize recreational marijuana by targeting East Bay soccer moms. And it might just work…

Zen Master

Paul Discoe’s design is grounded in Eastern Philosophy.

Napa Valley Road Trips

Three Wine Country Adventures
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Sipping Showdown

Testing for a Bottle Shock of our own, Diablo put together a blind tasting, pitting Tri-Valley wines against their more glamorous Napa neighbors.
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Speak of the Devil

Jazzy Future

Alameda jazz singer Natasha Miller finds success putting a modern twist on old standards.

Arts on Fire

Downtown Pleasanton gets a new cultural centerpiece with the opening of the Firehouse Arts Center.

The List: October

It’s an eclectic autumn lineup, with a circus, a jazz ballet, and artistic ofrendas.

Vampire DNA

Eugen Brancoveanu, a descendant of the real Dracul clan, stars in Walnut Creek Center Rep's new production of Dracula.

Corn Maze

Get the scoop on G&M Farms' famous corn maze in Livermore.
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Food Scene

Return of the Mac

Get the cheesy, creamy scoop on the most unique mac and cheese dishes offered in the East Bay—and we're not talking Kraft.

Diablo Dish—October 2010

An American restaurant with steakhouse roots is coming to Dublin; Wizzbangz burgers beefs up Danville; more cupcakes are set to sweeten up Walnut Creek; and more in this month's Dish!

Cheap Eats—La Boulange Bakery & Café

This San Francisco-based mini-chain brings a French cafe vibe to Danville (and Lafayette).

Cool Candy

Danville Chocolates gives some unique alternatives for Halloween treats.

Three Course Tour

The Hotel Shattuck Plaza offers a gourmet package that highlights Berkeley's bounty.

Farmer's Market Find: Pomelo

Look for this flexible citrus fruit in farmer's markets this October.


A local kombucha maker gives us the scoop on this trendy probiotic drink.

Comfort Food

Usually on the back burner, homey foods are what’s in style.

Imperfectly Perfect

Berkeley-based artist Rae Dunn uses the art of imperfection in her line of pottery.
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Web Extras

Halloween Costume Contest

Submit your favorite Halloween costume pics for a chance to win some cool prizes!

Return of the Mac

Get the cheesy, creamy scoop on the most unique mac and cheese dishes offered in the East Bay—and we're not talking Kraft.
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Win a Night at the Claremont and Sunday Brunch for Two!

Congratulations to our winner, Maryann Campisi from Pleasanton!
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