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2018 Threads of Hope Award Winners

Meet five local heroes who make the world better in special ways.

Five Questions for Vanessa Hua

Orinda resident Vanessa Hua has turned her unflinching eye on Asian and immigrant culture for two decades, writing for a variety of national publications and producing a collection of short stories. Most recently, the award-winning journalist penned her debut novel, the critically lauded A River of Stars. Here, she shares her thoughts on motherhood, the immigrant experience, and the perfect East Bay day.

Meet Will Levy of The Story So Far

Meet Will Levy, the Walnut Creek–raised guitarist for pop-punk band The Story So Far.

Susan Mernit Takes the Reins at The Crucible

Susan Mernit expands the legacy of the Oakland-based industrial arts school.
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More >> Fashion

Fall Fashion Guide

From textured knits and unstructured blazers to oversize outerwear and colorful plaid, these statement-making trends are all the rage this season.

2018 Best of the East Bay: Shops and Services

Scoop up the ideal outfit, gift, or specialty item at the East Bay’s finest retail establishments.

2018 Best of the East Bay: Weddings

Take the jitters out of tying the knot with help from these nuptial experts, who ensure your special day will be picture-perfect.
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More >> Faces

Dreamfest 2018

Metallica and Janet Jackson headlined the ninth annual benefit concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Thousands attended the performances at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and Civic Center Plaza as well as the pre- and post-show parties in San Francisco City Hall, raising $10 million for medical research.

On Broadway

The Diablo Regional Arts Association hosted its annual fundraising gala at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, where approximately 500 guests enjoyed performances by Bay Area theater stars, music by The Flaming O’s, delicious fare crafted by Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning, and Wente Vineyards wines. The event raised more than $350,000 to support the Lesher Center’s arts-education and artistic excellence initiatives.

An Evening at the Bistro

Lindsay Wildlife Experience supporters came together at Va de Vi Bistro and Wine Bar in Walnut Creek for this ninth annual charity event, which raised more than $78,000 for the center’s wildlife rehabilitation and education programs. The alfresco soiree included gourmet food, local wines, and live and silent auctions.

Music and Margaritas

Concord’s Monument Impact held its first-ever Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, featuring cocktails, festive tunes, and mouthwatering food from 10 local restaurants specializing in Mexican, Peruvian, Salvadoran, and Cuban cuisine. The nonprofit organization provides assistance for low-income immigrants and refugees living in the East Bay.


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What’s in Store: Menswear and Motor Vehicles

Men’s fashion comes to Blackhawk; two car dealerships roll in; a boutique fit for royal brides; and more.


What’s in Store: Bigger, Better Outlets in Livermore

An exclusive jewelry event for brides; closings; and a Broadway Plaza update.


What's in Store: A Sizzling Summer

Consignment week in Danville; Kiehl's opening at Stoneridge Shopping Center; and Zara comes to Walnut Creek.


What's in Store: Summer Fads and Gifts for Grads

A cute kids’ bedroom store comes to Pleasanton; an update on Broadway Plaza renovations; and graduation gift ideas.


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2018 Faces of the East Bay

See the East Bay business leaders who are being recognized this year. >>

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