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MONTCLARION: September 24, 2014

It’s officially autumn — and not a moment too soon. We are desperate for rain, cooler temps and those mellowcreme candies shaped like pumpkins and tri-colored teeth. I’m already munching my way through a bag of Brach’s Autumn Mix, and it’s not even October. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: September 19, 2014

Oakland has always marched to a different drummer. But who knew we were the mecca of world percussion? Musician Robert Wallace thinks there are more drummers here, per capita, than anywhere else except — maybe — Salvador, Brazil. Continue Reading »

HILLS NEWSPAPERS: September 19, 2014

Beverly Hills — swimming pools, movie stars. And a celebrated ZIP code. A century old this year, the 90210 looks as good as it did when the Clampetts came into our pysche in the 1960s. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: September 19, 2014

It’s the most high-tech, energy-efficient stadium in the country. And it could be the new home of the Oakland Raiders. Sure, Levi’s Stadium already has the 49ers, but when this $1.2 billion facility was built, it was built for two teams. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: September 3, 2014

He’s done Montclair’s heavy lifting since 1986. UPS driver Jeff Acosta is retiring at the end of October after 28 years of delivering packages to Montclair Village merchants and residents. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: August 29, 2014

Last Sunday morning was anything but peaceful. Our wine country neighbors were hit with a major earthquake. And while Oakland and Piedmont didn’t get much of a jolt, it was surely a wake-up call for all of us. Continue Reading »

MONTCLARION: August 22, 2014

What can you get for $150 these days? At Lakeshore’s new hotspot — Shakewell Bar & Kitchen — it bought early investors the opportunity to have a cocktail named in their honor. It was just one of the special experiences that Shakewell chef/partners Tim Nugent and Jen Biesty offered in 2013 on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Shakewell reached its goal one year ago, with 443 backers and almost $103,000 pledged. Continue Reading »

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