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News & Politics

Kudos for the AUSD Dress Code

We can’t assume all students have parents guiding them appropriately.
November 9, 2018

Teacher Corey Mason Advocates for Social Change

The El Cerrito High School instructor uses his classroom and the school’s radio station to effect social change.
November 8, 2018

Removing the Hate from Haight

Students, parents, and staff are scheduled to vote this month for a new name for Henry Haight Elementary School.
November 7, 2018

Blowing in the Wind

As the city of Alameda grapples with leaf blower use, unanswered questions about dust could give operators pause.
November 6, 2018

Cashing in on Education

California’s school bond system is dominated by well-funded private interests and plagued by a lack of oversight.
November 5, 2018
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Food & Drink

Are We Ready for “Test-Tube” Foods?

The East Bay is ground zero for a food revolution of plant-based burgers, clean meat, and slaughter-free fish.
November 14, 2018

Slushie is Just Another Word for Alcohol-Infused Goodness

While the adult slushie may be a bit elusive today in the Bay Area, bartenders say it’s a moneymaker that pleases the masses and may become a mainstay.
November 13, 2018

It’s a Wild, Wild World of Burgers

There are more types in the East Bay than you can imagine: Our selective guide to classics, far-out versions, unburgery burgers, and chain options.
November 12, 2018

Gastropig Tries Serving Abstract Table Dishes

The popular Uptown restaurant lets artist-chefs Andrew Greene and Duncan Kwitkor experiment with a forward tasting menu series.
November 9, 2018
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Arts & Culture

Oakland Symphony Presents Requiem For Ghost Ship

In honor of those lost in the fire two years ago, the Oakland Symphony presents Requiem For Ghost Ship.
November 14, 2018

'Everything Is Illuminated' Gets a West Coast Premiere at Aurora

Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, the play features a Jewish-American writer searching in remote Ukraine for the woman who saved his grandfather’s life when the family shtetl in Poland was obliterated by the Nazis.
November 9, 2018

Painting and Drawing Outside the Lines

The Impressionists as well as contemporary watercolorists and past teachers inform Alameda artist Margaret Fago’s style.
November 8, 2018

Luna Mexicana Honors the Dead

The Oakland Ballet Company observes Día de los Muertos with festive dance and music to remember deceased relatives and friends.
November 2, 2018
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Life & Style

Relive Gold Rush-Era History in Amador County

Explore ghosts, gold, and holes for a throwback take on pioneer days.
November 14, 2018

KPFA Crafts Fair Gets Re-Branded

It’s now being called the Craneway Pavilion Craft Fair but should be equally as awesome as the original.
November 7, 2018

Shop, Play, and Primp at Alameda’s Caroline Station

From hair and nails to home and health, the West End has it all.
October 31, 2018

Gold and Rust Finds Opens on Piedmont Avenue

Plus, Maple Street Denim moves to Piedmont Avenue, and Indigo Vintage Co-op brings fresh style to Berkeley.
October 29, 2018
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Home & Garden

The New Trend in Staging: Bold Colors

A pop of color can help homes for sale stand out online.
October 25, 2018

Fit for a Queen

The restored Victorian character and eye-catching period touches mesh well with modern amenities in this Queen Anne charmer.
October 24, 2018

Going Native Pays Off

Nancy Peterson earned an EBMUD rebate for turning her front yard into a showcase of native flora, and you can, too.
October 16, 2018

Five Tips for Working with Contractors

It’s all about communication.
September 26, 2018
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From Our Other Publications

The Crack in Oakland’s Jewel

The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on Lake Merritt has been empty for 13 years and is in such disrepair it can’t be used to house homeless people. Will renovations finally begin next year?
November 8, 2018

Is Oakland Becoming the Silicon Valley of Cannabis?

Entrepreneurs and investors are flocking to The Town in pursuit of California’s newest gold rush: the cannabis industry.
November 7, 2018

RYSE Center Boosts Youth Toward Success

The Richmond center is changing the futures of many young people of color.
November 6, 2018

Kris Hayashi Protects Transgender People

The executive director of the Transgender Law Center is in full battle mode fighting for the most vulnerable.
October 22, 2018
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