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Q&A With Attorney Fatima Silva

Criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva knows how to build a case on behalf of her Bay Area clients, and now she’s turning her sharp eye to murder convictions from all over the United States.

Down on the Farm

Desiring a deeper connection to the food they eat, Helena and Matthew Sylvester started Happy Acre Farm in Sunol—joining a revolution of young farmers returning to the land. Read about their journey, and get their tips on growing produce at home.

San Ramon's Utility Box Public Art Project

Bay Area painters transform utility boxes into works of art in San Ramon.

Meet Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin

America’s oldest working national park ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, describes her experience as a black woman in the era of “Rosies.”
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2018 Best of the East Bay: Beauty

These destinations offer the latest treatments and trends, from fun and flirty blow-outs, to soothing lomilomi massages, to healing cryotherapy sessions.

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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Notes and Words

Best-selling authors, acclaimed musicians, and talented local youths wowed 1,600 guests at this ninth annual bash, which garnered nearly $2 million for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Held at the Fox Theater, the fundraiser featured readings and performances by rocker Dave Grohl, writers George Saunders and Kelly Corrigan, and other special guests.

Power of Kindness

Alamo-based nonprofit Party In-Kindness (PIK) hosted its yearly fundraising event at 1515 Restaurant and Lounge in Walnut Creek, where attendees noshed on appetizers, listened to DJ beats, played games, and sipped cocktails and wine. A portion of the proceeds benefited Rooms of Hope, which creates dream spaces for children with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception in 2014, PIK has raised $100,000 for numerous East Bay organizations.

Growl, Meow, and Wine

More than 230 animal lovers gathered in Oakland to attend this annual benefit for the East Bay SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Guests enjoyed delectable food, wine, craft beer, and live and silent auctions at the event—which supports the organization’s services and programs, such as veterinary and wellness clinics, pet adoptions, dog-training classes, and educational camps for kids.

Ovation Gala

The Tony Award–winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary with a four-course dinner, a live auction, and an array of performances during Ovation: 50 Years and Glowing, at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Approximately 400 fine-arts supporters attended the festive soiree and raised more than $800,000 for the theater’s upcoming productions and educational programs.

 

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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.

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

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

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What's in Store: A Sizzling Summer

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

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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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2017 Faces of the East Bay

See the East Bay business leaders who we're recognizing this year. >>

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