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News & Politics

Alameda’s Marielle Heller Is One Hot Hollywood Director

The former St. Joseph Notre Dame grad and Alameda Children’s Musical Theater veteran now calls the shots for big-time stars like Melissa McCarthy and Tom Hanks.
October 15, 2018

On Rent Control

Reader feedback on last month's issue.
October 9, 2018

Alameda Brings Back the Citizen Police Academy

APD offers civilians a behind-the-scenes look at police work.
October 8, 2018

Floating Homes in Alameda Have Big Fans

Barnhill Marina is a colorful community of 42 houses bobbing peacefully on the Oakland Estuary in Alameda across from Jack London Square. To be clear, these aren’t houseboats — these are floating dockside houses that have no motors and aren’t designed to go anywhere.
October 5, 2018

Dressed for Equality

Alameda’s new dress code riles the nation, but students are unruffled.
October 3, 2018
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Food & Drink

Gaumenkitzel Is Schnitzel, Spätzle, Beer, and More

October 12, 2018

Farmhouse Kitchen Is Ready for Its Close-up

The newest Jack London Square outlet is striving to create “New Generation Thai Food” by translating authentic Thai food into different interpretations.
October 5, 2018

Trap Kitchen Changes Lives With Food

The duo will be in the Bay Area for a food show-dance party mash-up.
October 4, 2018

Nosh Box: Spooked in October

October 1, 2018
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Arts & Culture

Klaxon Mutant Allstars Evolve

Catch their newly arranged greatest ’80s hits in Berkeley at the CJC.
October 15, 2018

Michael Wall and Molly Heller Team up With Other Choreographers at Shawl-Anderson

Composition and dance go hand-in-hand, and this production exemplifies composing for dance.
October 12, 2018

Marsha Balian Brings a Hunter-Gatherer Approach to Art

The Oakland artist creates playful compositions of painted and drawn images, collage, and found objects on wood panels with curious characters emerging.
October 11, 2018

Jenn Shifflet’s New Paintings Incorporate Solid Liquids

They depict a poetic, Romantic vision of watery realms.
October 9, 2018
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Life & Style

Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit Awaits

Discover the peninsular paradise of Punta de Mita.
October 16, 2018

A Primer on Common Eye Issues

If you’re over 40, here’s what you need to know about protecting and prolonging your eye health.
October 11, 2018

New Study Seeks to Manage Toxic Stress in Children

Two female, African-American pediatricians in Oakland are heading a study into how dangerous childhood adversity can be on children’s health.
October 10, 2018

Is Video Gaming A New Addiction?

This summer, the WHO issued a new mental health classification: Gaming Disorder. But what constitutes too much video gaming?
October 10, 2018
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Home & Garden

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

Taking Your Landscape Native

Lara M. Wilson of Bountiful Botanicals offers simple advice for getting started on remodeling your yard.
September 25, 2018

Hiller Highlands Home Tempts With Great Views

The views from the home can’t be beat, unless you’re dangling from a drone. You can see to Angel Island, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate, and, on a clear day, beyond. But the inside views are just as tempting.
September 24, 2018
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From Our Other Publications

A New Fight for Civil Rights in Oakland

The Public Rights Project is bringing two recent Yale Law School grads to bolster Oakland’s capacity for civil rights litigation.
October 8, 2018

Using the Power of Hip-Hop

Oakland nonprofit Today’s Future Sound uses beat making to empower kids, veterans, and others.
October 5, 2018

Leaking Lead Found at Point Isabel

The popular dog park was once nicknamed Battery Park. The East Bay Regional Park District is looking into why.
October 3, 2018

In the Mayor’s Race, Will Oakland Become the Next Boston?

In the eyes of the nation, Libby Schaaf is considered the “the resistance,” but in Oakland, she might be the establishment Democrat voters don’t want this season.
October 1, 2018
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