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First, an admission: the author's uncle is an Oakland, California-based architect who struggled for years to construct a lovely spec house in the hills... Read More

Three years in the making, Los Fuegos will be a part of the much-anticipated Faena Hotel project and will open in November. (The other... Read More

What do you do when your yard is the neighborhood embarrassment?When spring is on its way and your garden still looks post-nuclear?The only sensible... Read More

Where to Stay Sherman House 2160 Green St., San Francisco; 415/563-3600; doubles $340-$800. Manka's Inverness Lodge Callendar and Argyle Ways, Inverness... Read More

These days, hardly anyone balks when busboys start clearing plates before everyone is finished. Maître d's keep patrons waiting for an hour, even when... Read More

Location is everything, so we like the 1950's retro Golden Bear Motel on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. We fly up from L.A., eat at Oliveto in Oakland,... Read More

Don't worry about saving room for dessert: it's chocolate soup to nuts at specialty cafés across the country. In Berkeley, the Scharffen Berger factory... Read More

The last time I was in Berkeley, someone had just lopped the heads off all the downtown parking meters and stuck flowers in the poles. "For a few... Read More

As production designer, Maurice Sendak brings his gleefully raffish spirit to a fresh rendition of Brundibár, Czech composer Hans Krása's 1938... Read More

San Francisco has always been a magnet for cultural renegades. It nurtured the Beat poets and jazzmen of the fifties and then the acid rockers and... Read More

As I walk along Fourth Street in Berkeley, California, I notice a shop called Bare Escentuals, "nature's most complete beauty store." It seems terribly... Read More

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