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October 2016

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Features

See Inside this LEED Platinum Certified Home

A family-friendly renovation earns this warm, contemporary home LEED Platinum certification.

5 National Parks 5 Ways

From rugged camping to high-end resorts, these California national parks have it all.

What A Character: Mahershala Ali

Diablo caught up with the Hayward–raised actor to talk about his role in Marvel’s new Luke Cage series and what he binge watches on Netflix.

Fall Bay Area Arts Preview

The best of fall’s dance, music, theater, and more around the Bay Area.
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Departments

Phase One of the Napa Valley Wine Trail is Open

Here’s how to make the most of it on your next visit to Wine Country.
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Speak of the Devil

East Bay Mediums, Astrologists and Tarot Card Readers

Seek out the supernatural with these local talents.

Meet Oakland Artist Michele Pred

Handbags, tiaras, birth control pills, bullets, and other unexpected items she uses to make political and social statements.

Meet the San Ramon Real Estate Agent Selling Haunted Homes

San Ramon real estate agent Cindi Hagley is an expert at selling stigmatized homes.

Will Travel for Beer: Oktoberfests

Find your perfect Oktoberfest celebration, whether you’re aiming to stick around town or have your eye on a sudsy escape.

Top October Events in the East Bay

Oakland Museum of California dives into the legacy of the Oakland-born Black Panther Party, with a new exhibit; Bentley School hosts a lecture by author Daniel James Brown; Matt Nathanson headlines Notes4Hope in Orinda; and Green Day releases its Oakland-recorded album.
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Food Scene

New: Grand Fare Market

The reopening of Grand Fare Market in Oakland is a reason to celebrate—literally.

Update: Swad Indian Cuisine

As soft-spoken as his food is boldly spiced, Pardeep Singh has quietly reopened this well-loved restaurant in a new, decidedly modest, yet more modern space next to Rêve in Lafayette.

New: Limewood Bar and Restaurant

Showcasing sweeping views of the Bay, this upscale bistro—the jewel of the Claremont Club and Spa’s transformation—has world-class potential.

Cheap Eats: Genuine Goodness

The Italian chop salad is a must-try!

Where to Eat in Oakland’s Hive

Here’s where to drink, dine, and play at the Hive.

Donsuemor's Must-Try New Pumpkin Madeleine

Donsuemor is shaking things up with an autumn twist on an old classic.

A Sweet Success: Farmer’s Almanac in Danville

Farmer’s Almanac offers Bay Area cuisine with a shot of Southern comfort.
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Web Extras

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Contests

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