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A taste of the future, and lifestyle trends that are happening here first.


Oakland start-up sells ‘Imperfect’ produce to reduce waste

Most gardeners can attest that fruits and vegetables usually sprout with flaws. Knobby lemons, bumpy strawberries, and blemished potatoes have heavily stocked my gardens, and according to Oakland start-up, Imperfect, that is hardly an anomaly.

In search of Jack the Ripper we find Stephanie

  I come from a town, Hollister, California, that bills itself as the Earthquake Capital of the World. I get the idea of celebrating the disastrous and macabre as a way to attract visitors. 

We’re moving!

After more than 50 years in the iconic Cliff May-designed “laboratory for Western living” in Menlo Park, we’re picking up stakes and moving our editorial and business operations to Jack London Square in Oakland, California.

A vintage chicken coop with a ‘chunnel’

Between its Victorian corbels and dormers, this Bay Area chicken coop is not only unique, but a nod back to 19th century design.