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October 2017

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Features

All About Mount Diablo

From springtime blossoms to wintery snow-capped peaks, Mount Diablo offers natural wonders every day of the year.

Escape to Santa Barbara

Want to get away? Need some direction for your next mini vacay? Look no further. Here’s your insider’s guide to the “American Riviera.”

Diablo’s Fall Arts Preview

With dozens of productions to see, artists to meet, and places to go, it’s bound to be an entertaining autumn.

East Bay’s Cannabis Queen

As California prepares for a cannabis business boom, Oakland’s Salwa Ibrahim shows off the industry’s potential—and what obstacles lie ahead.
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Departments

Scholar in Chief

UC Berkeley’s first female chancellor sets her agenda for the coming year.
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Speak of the Devil

Meet: Pro Pumpkin Carver James Hall

Alameda sculptor James Hall takes jack-o’-lanterns to the next level.

Oakland Airport Goes Global

The East Bay airport introduces new international flights.

Berkeley's California Typewriter

A new documentary explores the history of an iconic typewriter shop in the East Bay.

Meet: Ecolunchbox Founder Sandra Ann Harris

A Lafayette business owner works to protect our environment, one lunch at a time.

One Fine Weekend: Half Moon Bay

Fall is a hoppin’ time for the World Pumpkin Capital, so here’s how to make the most of your weekend away.

Top October Events in the East Bay

Theatre, music, and a Brew Crawl; celebrate the 23rd Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration; and more fun events.
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Food Scene

Gorgeous Ghouls

Sugar skulls and marigolds abound at these local Day of the Dead celebrations.

Cheap Eats: Beep's Burgers

New: Seoul Jung Korean BBQ

With a dining room evoking South Korea’s modern fashion and ancient architecture, this Seoul-ful Dublin eatery offers an all-you-can-eat, grill-at-the-table menu.

New: Shinmai

With its sleek nightclub appeal and menu mixing snappy izakaya (Japanese small plates) with classic ramen, Shinmai hits Uptown Oakland’s sweet spot.

Seasonal Drinks

Forget the Starbucks standby: These five locally made, autumn-inspired lattes and caffeine-infused cocktails take the chill off fall, with house-crafted ingredients and inventive presentations.

Perle is Truly a Gem

Fancy yet fun, this new Montclair bistro and wine bar has it all.

Scrumptious Scoops

Humphry Slocombe has made it to the East Bay, and it’s darn good.
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Web Extras

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Contests

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