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Oakland and Alameda Magazines Acquire the East Bay Express

The combined circulation of the company will be 134,000 every month.

Children’s Hospital’s Uncertain Future

Three years ago, Children’s Hospital Oakland merged with UC San Francisco and received $50 million from Marc Benioff. Yet now it’s facing major budget cuts.

A Hound for Weed

Dr. Mike Lynn has co-created a breathalyzer-type device that he says measures whether people are too stoned to drive.

Stacked Containers Create Novel Spaces

From design to tenants, the MacArthur Annex feels a lot like Oakland.

It’s All About That Belt

Oakland barber Tyrone Burns is on a mission to rid the city of sagging pants.

Oakland's Costly Campaign

This year’s election could turn out to be the most expensive in city history—thanks to four high-profile ballot measures.

Berkeley Flea Market Future in Doubt

Gentrification, a lack of housing, and fewer customers play into the future of the longtime Ashby BART outdoor bazaar.

Kiva Oakland and Others Partner to Make Small Business Loans

The microfinance company, the city, the Oakland Business Center, Capitol One, and the Miller Foundation up their efforts to make 0 percent interest loans for small business entrepreneurs.

Francesco’s Serves Its Last Italian Feast

The green-white-and-red Hegenberger Road fixture populated by labor leaders and sports greats shuts for good.

Apps Worth Checking Out

A roundup of how Oaklanders are connecting.