Quilter Pursues Her Craft in Allendale
Elizabeth Preston
Dominique Peytraud is an accomplished artist who has lived in Allendale for the past 26 years. This month, I had an opportunity to hear her play the organ at the Cathedral of Christ the Light on the shores of Lake Merritt. I also learned more

Koppman Makes Art Her Career
Patricia Sam
Artist and muralist Debra Koppman shares the benefit of her University of California at Berkeley art degrees and her New York University doctorate of arts with her students at Sequoia Elementary School and the community at large. Koppman does

List of Dollar for Dollar Donors to Date
Metro Staff Reports
So far, 55 donors and donor families have donated $5,155 to the Metro’s Dollar-for-Dollar matching grant! Please join these generous neighbors in making a tax-deductible donation today, before the end of the tax year.

Maxwell Park Neighborhood Council Welcomes Bahn
Adele Foley
The Maxwell Park Neighborhood Council welcomed Neighborhood Services Coordinator (NSC) Hoang Bahn to Beat 28X on a permanent basis.

Peet’s Pitches in to Help FOSC
Carrie Campbell
Did you know that native rainbow trout are found in the waters of Sausal Creek that runs through Dimond Park? They’ve been present for hundreds of years — long

Business in the Laurel
Claire Cooper
The Laurel District Reinvents Itself — Again In 2011, the Laurel Business Improvement District won a Best of the East Bay award as the “best completely

Coming to a Bike Shop near You
Claire Cooper
The Laurel could soon have its first parklet A parklet, one of those tiny public parks that dot San Francisco’s commercial strips could be coming to the Laurel ...

Oakland Has New Mayor, City Council: Now What?
Bruce Nye, Make Oakland Better Now
On Jan. 5, Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf and new City Councilmembers-elect Abel Guillen and Ann Campbell Washington — representing districts 2 and 4, respectively —

Getting to Know EBMUD
Dossie H. Terrell
California is currently experiencing the longest-running drought in recorded history. I recently sat down with Abby Figueroa, a spokesperson at East Bay Municipal ...

Friends of Sausal Creek to Hike Brickyard Slough
Dennis Evanosky
Walk along Oakland Estuary will highlight the first King Tide of 2015 on Tuesday, January 20 The King Tides will pay a visit to the East Bay on Tuesday, Jan.

Double Your Money
Metro Staff Reports
Dollar-for-Dollar challenge continues There’s still time to join the 55 other generous donors who saw their donation double thanks to the Metro’s anonymous