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Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Food

30+ East Bay Restaurants with Family Sized Take Out Meals

I love having curbside takeout or delivery once (or twice) a week. I especially appreciate the restaurants and caterers who sell family-size portions.

thanksgiving foods

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go Options for East Bay Families

Want to cut back on some (or all) of the cooking for Thanksgiving?


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Where East Bay Kids Get their Hair Cut

Where do you take your kid for a hair cut? Here are the hair-cutting solutions parents shared with us and the ones we keep going back to.

California Public School Students Update on P-EBT Benefits

Money may be coming as late as December for families with CA P-EBT cards. New money is in the plans but details are not final.

ballot box in Berkeley

Time to Vote, East Bay: Where & How for the 2020 Election

Your typical polling place is NOT open this year. Find out where to cast your ballot in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.


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Outschool Surprised Me With Affordable Fun and Learning. Here’s What We Tried.

Outschool is a fantastic resource for low-cost live online classes that will actually engage your child, from fitness to problem solving.

Reserve Your Tickets for The Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is now open by reservation with lots of animals and the gondola ready to enjoy. No indoor places or playgrounds though, so manage expectations.

Jupiter's outdoor patio

15 Berkeley Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Top kid-friendly Berkeley patio restaurants with outdoor seating where the noises disappear and the crumbs bounce away.

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