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There’s a small shop making a big difference in Martinez. Two sisters opened their bulk refill apothecary + low-waste shop last April—just in time for Covid-19. This store is filled with an amazing array of organic, earth-friendly items that the owners have carefully curated. Bring your own containers and buy in bulk An...

After more than 15 years, we decided it was time for a change. We did some research, and we learned that what our clients valued most was that we guided them through the legal process—whether Divorce, Mediation, Probate, Living Trust or Business Formation—we were there to guide them. Best of...

Here in the Bay Area, most conversations ultimately get around to a discussion of food. What we’ve been eating, what we’re cooking. With the pandemic, it’s about what we’re picking up or taking out. This is our annual review of food trends for the year, based on A New York...

As we read about the aggressive spread of Covid outbreaks this fall, some of the biggest contributors are on university campuses. At least Covid 214,000 cases have been linked to campuses, and it’s student journalists who are helping tell the story. As administrators and other staff try to diminish outbreak...

My longtime friend Christine grew up in the Chicago and most of her large extended family are still firmly rooted in the Midwest. Thanksgiving has always been the time her family gathered. Much more than Christmas, this is the time for tradition—the same favorite recipes—no deviation, ever. Annual walks along...

“I can’t in good conscience say, ‘Yeah, it’s okay to have a big celebration.’ There is no 100% safe way for two households to get together for the holidays in any area where Covid is circulating, which currently includes the entire United States.”

Eight months and counting. We can’t get a safe, effective COVID vaccine soon enough. We long to strip off our masks and hug our friends and families again. To throw open the doors of restaurants, bars, theaters, concert halls, movie theaters and sports venues and embrace life once more. But...