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News & Politics

Haight, Politics, and the Carnegie Library Prompt Comments

Readers recall the school’s renaming campaign, Marily Ezzy Ashcraft’s mayoral rise, and the good old days at the library.
February 19, 2019

Photography and Writing Project Recognizes Alameda Teachers

Photographer Anne Kohler and sophomore Joy Diamond team up for Teachers of Alameda, an essay and social media project to support and advocate for Island teachers.
February 13, 2019

Oakland Schools Go Back to the Future With Vo-Tech

Oakland has revitalized its vocational tech programs, recognizing that the “college-for-all” craze failed to train youth for well-paying, skilled-trades jobs.
February 13, 2019

Skilled-Trades Education Makes a Comeback

OUSD is re-thinking vocational education training, giving it a new name and new resources to enable students to earn good wages at good blue-collar jobs.
February 11, 2019

Alamedans Led the Battle Against Trump

Helmed by longtime Island resident Doug Linney, the group Flip the 14 helped Democrats win seven GOP-controlled House seats in California and a majority in Congress.
February 4, 2019
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Food & Drink

Nosh Box: Time for a Wise Crack

Now’s a great time to crack a Metacarcinus Magister, whom we know as Dungeness crab. After five years of Latin during high school and college, the literal translation is somewhat whimsical: “teacher crab.”
February 19, 2019

Haight, Politics, and the Carnegie Library Prompt Comments

Readers recall the school’s renaming campaign, Marily Ezzy Ashcraft’s mayoral rise, and the good old days at the library.
February 19, 2019

The Importance of the Pop-Up Pathway

These mini food incubators that celebrate food diversity in the East Bay allow restaurateurs to create a brand and build a following in a less-risky manner than an all-out brick-and-mortar outpost.
February 19, 2019

Cholita Linda Introduces Latin Street Food to Alameda

The Park Street outpost offers refined, budget-friendly, Peruvian-accented fast-casual cuisine with stellar Baja tacos.
February 15, 2019
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Arts & Culture

Mike Chen Brings Sci-Fi and Literature Together

The Palo Alto author’s debut novel, ‘Hear and Now and Then,’ is a contemporary sci-fi adventure story with a literary bent.
February 19, 2019

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición Brings on the Danzón

The Freight opens the dance floor so Orquesta La Moderna Tradición can properly express the soul of Cuban dance.
February 15, 2019

Catch Richard Peixoto Group’s Brand of Brazilian Jazz

The Rio de Janeiro-reared guitarist and composer introduces a body of new material at the California Jazz Conservatory.
February 15, 2019

Children’s Film Fest Rides to the Rescue at Chabot Space & Science

The 11th edition of the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival brings compelling shorts, foreign films, and anime to the screen.
February 14, 2019
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Life & Style

Eight Surprising Things to Do in Hawaii

They’re intrinsically Hawaiian, though they may not be as well known as the sun, surf, tropical cocktails, and hula shows Hawaii is known for.
February 18, 2019

No Hawaiian Trip Is Complete Without Volcanoes, Rainforests, and Gardens

Temples and palaces, waterfalls and jungles: Hawaii is full of them, and you need to see them.
February 18, 2019

Nonstop Flights From Oakland to Hawaii Put Island Adventure Easily in Reach

Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Southwest Airlines: Take your pick for an easy jaunt to the Aloha State from Oakland.
February 18, 2019

Cannabis for Lovers - How to Use Cannabis as an Aphrodisiac

We're all more aroused when we're relaxed. When used properly, cannabis chills you out and increases bodily sensitivity and pleasure.
February 12, 2019
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Home & Garden

Add Some Hygge to Your Home

Bring out the hygge at home by adding rustic and romantic chandeliers, votives, and candleholders.
February 20, 2019

4347 Harbord Drive Has the Feel of a Hobbit Hole Plucked From the Shire

From the outside, this cozy English cottage in Upper Rockridge looks quaint, but its outer charms give way to an interior full of modern farmhouse conveniences and matching aesthetics.
January 30, 2019

Good News for Buyers

Finally, more homes are on the market in the East Bay.
January 29, 2019

Open Shelving Rises in Popularity

If you’re ready to show off your prized Fiestaware, get rid of the stuff you never use, and don’t mind dusting, open shelving could be right for you.
January 24, 2019
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From Our Other Publications

Haircuts with Heart Provides Free Haircuts to the Homeless

Volunteer stylists, shears and blow-dryers in hand, provide pampering services for those who need it the most.
January 9, 2019

A Riveting Osprey Cam Has Hatched a Flourishing Human Community

The Golden Gate Audubon Society’s video cameras are focused directly on an osprey nest atop the Whirley Crane in Richmond, and the response has been overwhelming.
January 7, 2019

Rigel Robinson Represents the Next Generation

At 22, the recent Cal grad is the youngest-ever member of the Berkeley City Council, and he’s replacing 22-year council veteran Kriss Worthington.
January 4, 2019

Sara Ouimette Offer Patients Insights Into Drug Experiences

In addition to traditional therapy, the Oakland psychotherapist provides patients a nonjudgmental space to work through their experiences with drugs.
December 19, 2018
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