Style Tricks That Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean your space should feel cramped! You can make your home feel spacious, despite the square footage, if you use a few of these tips and tricks from design pros. Choose like colors (preferably neutral ones). Fight the temptation to go for dark, bold colors and big prints. […]

Kick Off Your Day With Java From Cafe N!ne

Cafe N!ne’s equation for success is pretty straightforward. It offers “strong coffee, fresh-made sandwiches, and outdoor seating.” The combination creates a popular spot for breakfast and lunch in El Cerrito. If you’re in search of the former, order a cup of that strong coffee with the signature breakfast sandwich, a toasted bagel stuffed with eggs, […]

How to Add Dimension to a Rental With Area Rugs

If you want to spruce up your space without doing a total home makeover, you might only need to add a single accent: an area rug. The huge variety of shapes, styles, and hues mean that there’s an area rug out there for everyone, regardless of your taste. Here’s how to bring some extra dimension […]

Happening Tomorrow Near Your Apartment: The Fracture Comix Expo!

The Bay Area boasts a bounty of artistic talent, and much of it will be on display tomorrow at the Fracture Comix Expo. It’s happening about 20 minutes from home at the East Bay Community Space in Oakland, starting at 10 a.m. Over the next six hours, you’ll have ample opportunities to meet and greet […]

Roommate Drama? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

Living with other people can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges. It takes a while to learn how others operate on a daily basis, and there can be bumps along the way. If you find yourself butting heads with one of your roommates, follow these tips to bring everything back […]

See ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ at the National Theatre Live on Sept. 9

It opens with a Bavarian immigrant standing wistfully on the docks of New York, dreaming about the life that is to come. He’s just arrived in this new land, and the year is 1844. His future could hold just about anything—including many generations of descendants who follow in his footsteps. This is where the National […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

Taste What Makes Fatapple’s a Local Institution

There’s a reason that Fatapple’s Restaurant & Bakery has been in business for more than four decades. The eatery has the ability to dole out classic American dishes right alongside an ever-changing assortment of new and creative entrees, which makes for an eclectic menu that has something for everyone. Its high ceilings, exposed beams, and […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Enjoy Himalayan Cuisine at Zomsa, Now Open in El Cerrito

Organic veggies sourced directly from local markets, grass-fed meats, and house-ground spices are just a few of the ingredients that make the Himalayan cuisine at Zomsa so uniquely delicious. Even though the restaurant only recently made its debut in El Cerrito, the food has already started generating buzz among customers. They particularly love the momo, […]