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Rainbow Kitten Surprise Brings Surprises to the Fox

The Boone, N.C., indie rockers with a quirky sound and deep lyrics is donating funds for LGBTQ rights.
June 3, 2019

Kingmaker Jeff Del Bono Hands Off His Scepter

The former president of the firefighters union, the person most responsible for Alameda’s progressive tilt, surrenders his post to Patrick Corder.
June 3, 2019

Oakland’s Fire Risk Worsens

Vegetation vigilantes sound the wildfire alarm. The mayor’s budget proposes additional management, but is it sufficient?
June 3, 2019

Monday's Briefing: Kaplan's budget proposal includes cutting Department of Transportation

June 3, 2019

Nosh Box: Battle of the Burgers

Memorial Day’s passing marks the kickoff of grilling season. While year-round fare, hamburgers emerge in June, as their peak period kicks off. They’ll be the No. 1 food searing on the grill during the summer months ahead.
June 1, 2019

The Business of Diversity

Even before Blue Shield officially moves into its new downtown Oakland home base, the company is making serious efforts to positively affect the city’s business economy. A large company such as Blue Shield has ongoing supply needs in multiple areas — and it’s actively seeking out diverse local suppliers to fill them.
June 1, 2019

Ohlone Park Turns 50

An anniversary celebration will honor the founders of the park and the Ohlone people it is named for.
May 31, 2019

Diane Barnes Uses Her Stroke for a Second Act

The retired radiologist who suffered a stroke turned to improv after retirement and now found the biggest catastrophic nightmare of her life has become her golden opportunity.
May 31, 2019

Friday's Briefing: Alameda County deputy may have broken the law, but case was not referred to DA

May 31, 2019

The Lowdown on In-Law Units

Consider the pros and cons of renting out your in-law unit before becoming a landlord.
May 30, 2019