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April 22, 2024

Broc Cellars Does Wine, Naturally

Since 2002, when winemaker Chris Brockway established Berkeley’s Broc Cellars, the focus has been on using organically grown grapes, fermented with the yeast that occurs naturally on them, resulting in a true natural wine. Brockway’s partner in life and business, Bridget Leary, recalled those early days. “Chris loves zinfandel, so...
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February 23, 2024

Beyond Spring Cleaning

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 seeking a universal “yes,” those are the perfect questions to ask. I did...
Protecting End-of-Life Care
November 29, 2023

Protecting End-of-Life Care

This article was produced by Capital & Main and is copublished here with permission. Sign up for Capital & Main’s newsletter. This February, just before he turned 92, Daniel Ellsberg learned he had inoperable terminal pancreatic cancer. Best known in...
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 seen. Amid the elongated cats; lavish and layered flowers; bold butterflies; iconic swirl,...
What the Succulents Say
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October 24, 2023

What the Succulents Say

Legacy gardens tell vast stories. Features of the landscape describe in hills, valleys, soil, rocks, boulders, wetlands, streams and ponds a location’s geographic history. The trees, plants, grasses, flowers, vegetables, fruits, insects and other biological forms of...
Shibumi Gallery
August 24, 2023

Shibumi Gallery

Shibumi Gallery founder April Higashi began designing contemporary jewelry through an experiential background steeped in textiles, fashion and fine art. Working in the fashion industry for Nini Bambini and Esprit de Corps taught her the ropes of...
Explore Kensington
February 27, 2023

Explore Kensington

Like the serene and regal oak that stands in its center, the Kensington Circle community has seen many changes over the years, endured and flourished. Though most online searches list the small, neighborly village as “Berkeley,” it...
Living Yoga
February 27, 2023

Living Yoga

Although yoga is practiced avidly throughout the west, practitioners are often unwittingly perpetuating a misconception of yoga that may actively cause harm, according to some yoga teachers. Considering that the root of the very word yoga is...
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