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Mehdi Chung the Latte Art Champion

One of the world’s best latte artists hones his craft in Oakland.

Five Questions for James Syhabout

Many people thought James Syhabout was crazy when, in 2009, he decided to translate his experience at haute cuisine hot spots such as El Bulli in Spain and Bay Area stalwarts Manresa and Coi into a similar high-end concept in his grittier hometown of Oakland. But Commis was an instant success. Ten years later, the Piedmont Avenue restaurant remains the East Bay’s flagship fine-dining destination—and the only one with a Michelin star (two, in fact).

Prima's Peter Chastain

For 20 years, the chef has set the standard in Walnut Creek’s restaurant scene.

Riveting Reads by East Bay Authors

Make the most of your holiday travels by getting lost in these recent page-turners by local authors.
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Faces of the East Bay

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Meet the East Bay's top movers and shakers. Learn more about the unique products and services they offer as we bring you face to face with these celebrated industry leaders. 

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Diablo Women

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Highlighting dynamic women whose talent, dedication, and enterprise have enhanced life in the East Bay.

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Coming to the Rescue

More than 200 guests were in attendance for Contra Costa Humane Society’s (CCHS) gala fundraiser, enjoying food, music, and auctions while learning all about CCHS. Funds support programs and services that promote pet adoption and help provide for animals and their families in need.

Gourmet Gallop

Food and wine lovers took a self-guided stroll through downtown Walnut Creek and sampled bites from 18 participating eateries—including Torsap Thai Kitchen, Oke Poke, and Silk Road—at this yearly event. All proceeds benefit Diablo Ballet and its PEEK Outreach Program (Performing Arts Education and Enrichment for Kids).

Orinda Classic Car Show

The community’s automotive all-stars came together for the 15th year in a row to raise money for causes such as the Educational Foundation of Orinda, the Orinda Association’s Seniors Around Town transportation program, Orinda Parks and Recreation, arts, and the Orinda Historical Society. The weekend kicked off with a preshow party—which included dinner, libations, and dancing—at the new Orinda Arts and Garden Center. The next day, the show took place at Orinda Motors and featured an exhibit of classic Porsches and a second special display of vintage station wagons.

Summer Wine Festival

In August, Saint Mary’s College of California and its alumni association held their 15th annual summer festival in order to give financial assistance to students. The afternoon consisted of wine tasting, delicious food, and a lot of fun. Some of the wineries, breweries, and vendors in attendance included Canyon Club Brewery, Captain Vineyards, Michael’s Chocolates, and Wente Vineyards. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit student scholarships.


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Vintage and Salvaged Home Design

Reclaimed materials and repurposed objects infuse a home with soul.

Fringe Elements

Eye-catching tassels add intrigue to the season’s must-have looks.

Fall Fashion: Languid Luxe

Express yourself with statement-making looks—from painterly prints to luscious jewel tones to bold bursts of color, photographed at treasure-filled Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda.

Sure Footed

East Bay shoe designers put their best feet forward.
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The Diablo Spotlight

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Taking a closer look at great businesses in our community.

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Diablo Kids

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Your child's health, happiness, and education are top priority, and we agree. 

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