Cirrus Wood

Cirrus Wood is a writer and photographer living in downtown Berkeley. His writing has appeared on websites, in newspapers, magazines, and the missed connections section of Craigslist, where he posts angry screeds to drivers who cut him off in traffic. He enjoys reading and writing about food, the environment, travel, labor, and in his free time bicycles the kinds of distances most folk would take an airplane for. He likes making people laugh and say ‘hmm’ in thoughtful wonder. Tips, recommended reading, and bad jokes can be sent to

West Oakland resident Joey Santore is often on the lookout for neglected medians or public spaces where he might secretly plant a tree.

Joey Santore: Oakland’s Stealth Arborist

Guerrilla gardener Joey Santore has planted more than 300 trees, encouraging a new appreciation of our habitat—and one another.

Lindsey Mesta, Frinj’s co-founder and chief marketing officer, examines coffee beans on the firms' bushes.

California-Grown Coffee at California Prices

Beans cultivated in the Golden State produce cups of joe as pricey as a glass of fine Napa Cabernet Sauvignon


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