Spending time in Oakland's Glenview neighborhood makes it easy to forget you're in the middle of a major metropolitan city. Its charming homes and upscale restaurants are a relaxing counterpoint to the crowded city around it.
The East Bay economy is poised for substantial growth in the coming year, and that's good news for its local real estate markets. Here's a look at the factors behind the region's recovery.
This three-bedroom Oakland home looks like a meticulously preserved setting for a TV show -- think "The Brady Bunch" or "Mad Men." Vintage light fixtures and endless period details complete the picture.
Our Home of the Week, in Berkeley's Claremont Hills neighborhood, is a contemporary beauty offering sweeping bay, bridge, and San Francisco city views.
In this week’s Local View roundup of Bay Area happenings, crickets are showing up in unexpected places, pelicans are taking flight, and Petaluma Little Leaguers have their eye on the World Series. In Napa, a 2-year-old getsd her first modeling gig, while San Francisco tops another top-10 list and Berkeley builds a bike path after eight years of planning.
In the Bay Area this week: A San Francisco restaurant ducks the statewide foie gras ban; Sonoma County beachgoers are having a whale of a time; San Anselmo ponders a ban on chain stores; Berkeley moves to accommodated bicyclists; Napa County gets a new poet laureate; and the Walnut Creek watershed gets new attention.
In the Bay Area this week: Walnut Creek has a new fountain that is raising eyebrows; City College of San Francisco is in a tough spot; the St. Helena Public Library is adding more hours of operation; boxing returns to San Rafael's Albert Park; drilling starts at Healdsburg's Memorial Bridge; and a joint venture between the UC Berkeley Police and agencies in Berkeley and Albany is canceled.
This Mediterranean-style home in the Berkeley Hills offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay from nearly every room, and a number of outdoor spaces.
In the Bay Area this week: Muir Beach firefighters get a gift of a fire engine; private embulances get a green light in Santa Rosa; a Napa vineyard gets an international buyer; demolition starts on Berkeley High's Old Gymnasium; Walnut Creek residents call for bovine-based fire protection; and Google descends on San Francisco -- literally.
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