Institute of Mosaic Art — A Berkeley Spin on an Ancient Art

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Institute of Mosaic Art left its creative mark on facades all over Oakland's Jingletown neighborhood before moving last … [Read more...]

Amazing Places: A Walk Around Oakland’s Jingletown

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Is Oakland the next Brooklyn? Lots of people are saying so. … [Read more...]

Oakland’s Jingletown: Arts, Crafts, Cool Kitsch — And Cookies

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It was a lovely afternoon for wandering in and out of artists' studios in Oakland, California's Jingletown neighborhood, … [Read more...]

To the Himalayas and Back — In a Day and Duty Free

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Bay Area residents -- it's not too late to catch this year's Himalayan Fair at Live Oak Park in Berkeley. Today's the second … [Read more...]

How to Grandmother – When the Grandkids Live 2,500 Miles Away

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My friend Nancy is a potter – a world-class ceramist to be exact – and a grandmother. She’s got pots in the Oakland Museum … [Read more...]