.Lou Fancher

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Lou Fancher has been published in the Diablo Magazine, the Oakland Tribune, InDance, San Francisco Classical Voice, SF Weekly, WIRED.com and elsewhere.
The Magnificence and Versatility of ‘Buddhist Meat’
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April 23, 2024

The Magnificence and Versatility of ‘Buddhist Meat’

A conversation with Marie Brennan about fungi on a blustery day in late March is swift, targeted and overwhelmingly shroomy. That’s shroomy in the...
Caroline Paul's Adventurous Aging
February 23, 2024

Caroline Paul’s Adventurous Aging

Setting out to resolve a puzzling question about why women over the age of 50 choose or are forced into lives of fear over...
The Elevated Spaces of Redmond Aldrich Design
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February 23, 2024

The Elevated Spaces of Redmond Aldrich Design

Every space designed by Redmond Aldrich Design is a multitasker.  “Even a corner can be given jobs,” says founder and creative director Chloe Redmond Warner....
East Bay Schools Prioritize Mental Health for Student Success
December 27, 2023

East Bay Schools Prioritize Mental Health for Student Success

Head-Royce School, Julia Morgan School for Girls, East Bay School for Boys, The Athenian School, Mills College at Northeastern University and Saint Mary's College of California provide a variety of counseling and support services to their student populations, including specialized programs for LGBTQ+, underserved and immigrant populations.
Bentley School's Joyful Learning Culture for K-12 Students
December 27, 2023

Bentley School’s Joyful Learning Culture for K-12 Students

Bentley School's two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette offer a co-educational program with ambitious academic and social-emotional goals, a joyful learning culture, and financial assistance for 25% of students.
The Loneliness Epidemic
November 29, 2023

The Loneliness Epidemic

Lately, I’ve been asking family, friends and even near-strangers if they’ve ever experienced loneliness and if the pandemic made it worse. If one is...
Gift Guide: Delight All the Parts
November 29, 2023

Gift Guide: Delight All the Parts

One would never think the best gifts for giving gustatory, olfactory and optical satisfaction—respectively, taste, smell and sight—would come from a factory, a nonprofit...
Mother-Daughter Art Magic
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October 24, 2023

Mother-Daughter Art Magic

People entering the Laurel Burch Studio flagship store in West Berkeley will not only see and be surrounded by immeasurable beauty; they will be...
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