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21 Ways To Get Involved with Earth Day 2021 in the Bay Area and Beyond

Mother Nature really is living her best life these days— sans the swaths of humans regularly driving, littering, and polluting the outdoors. So on this sunny April day in the seven-by-seven, let’s do our communal parts to honor and salute her… via our 5G and LTE connections. Waters around the world are clearing; the air […]

Field Notes: Obi Kaufmann on A Better Story

It feels a bit backward to be interviewing Obi Kaufmann—painter, naturalist, and poet—over the phone. Being an individual I’ve wanted to interview for some time, I figured that our chat would take place somewhere picturesque—at the foot of Mt. Tam or some backcountry hike in the East Bay, surrounded by a grove of redwoods or […]

Your Oakland Guide To Life: Live Your Best Day With These Eats, Shopping, and More

The Bay Area is one of the most booming metropolitan cities in the United States. Home to over seven million people, Oakland makes up a solid 400,000 of that. Just across the bay from San Francisco, Oakland is so much more than that random city you pass through on a night out. Its arts and […]

How a SCOBY Named Sheila Changed My Life

I walk to my bedroom with an empty swing top bottle in my hand, open my clothing closet and a waft of sweet and tangy air parades my senses. Amidst my partner and my folded shirts, pants and sweaters dwell other creatures, my kombucha SCOBYs (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). Slimy jellyfish-like-pancakes float in […]

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