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An Ancient Prescription for the New World
Andrew Gilbert | January 8, 2019

 

For Dr. Rupa Marya, good health starts in the backyard. The UC San Francisco professor of hospital medicine’s home sits on a small urban farm in Oakland’s Laurel...

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One Night in Lagos
Luke Tsai | January 7, 2019

Simileoluwa Adebajo says she knows Nigeria doesn’t have the best reputation here in the United States—that if Americans speak of her ancestral homeland at all, it’s to crack a joke about the Nigerian prince email...

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Slow Burn
Matt Villano | January 4, 2019

 

Three days after my family evacuated from the fires that ravaged Sonoma County in October 2017, I went berserk. My wife and our three daughters were holed up at my sister-in-law’s house in Belmont. While the Yankees were...

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Mind Games
Ian Eck | January 3, 2019

 

I usually make an effort to avoid looking at my own blood.
Geoffrey Woo, the CEO of bioenhancement startup HVMN, takes the opposite approach. “You get used to it,” he says as he pricks his finger and squeezes a fat...

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A Feast for the Eyes
Domenic Strazzabosco | January 2, 2019

 

When RH Yountville’s restaurant opened recently not far from where the nation’s first Restoration Hardware store debuted almost 40 years ago, tastes veered toward the local. The...

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Of High Society
Irene Edwards | December 21, 2018

 

In his Pacific Heights mansion, Todd Traina is talking cannabis. More precisely, the growing and selling of it in California and the state’s surreal mashup of subcultures—the old-school stoners, the social...

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Breathe In, Breathe Out
Lauren Ladoceour | December 20, 2018

 

It was my first job after college. Less than a year out of Boston University, I was shy, buttoned-up and painfully awkward. My new co-workers in San Francisco were of the chatty oversharing variety who...

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There’s No Off-Season in Wine Country
Jeanne Cooper | December 19, 2018

 

After the crush of fall grapes and summer visitors, wine country winds down for locals—and becomes the perfect place for a winter break. Oenophiles can meet famed and often...

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We, the People Behind the People
Domenic Strazzabosco | December 17, 2018

See all the Affinities photo shoots here.

Anyone who’s ever...

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Four New Restaurants to Try Right Now
Josh Sens and Luke Tsai | December 17, 2018

Jeepney Guy at 7th West
Oakland
Known for serving Filipino-inspired meals on the festival circuit from his Jeepney Guy roving food stall, Dennis Villafranca...

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Three to See
Domenic Strazzabosco | December 14, 2018

 

“Al Farrow has been in the Bay Area a long time. He uses recycled ammunition and casings as well as gun parts and steel to create sculptures that are, usually, miniatures of real buildings. The White House marks the first time he...

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Pam MacKinnon Three Can’t-Miss Local Shows
Ian A. Stewart | December 14, 2018

American Conservatory Theater has a long history as a purveyor of experimental, high-minded theater. But as new artistic director Pam MacKinnon is about to find out, it may be best known for its...

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