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Praise for Meng Jin’s Debut Novel

The books lays the foundation for a sweeping investigation of history, politics, class, physics, time, memory, dreams, ghosts, and parent-child relationships.
January 13, 2020

Gritty City Takes on Police Violence

An Oakland theatrical training program for youth of color, Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre continues its take on thorny subject with ‘Black Salt.’
January 13, 2020

Friday's Briefing: Judge rules Moms 4 Housing have no right to vacant home; Former Coliseum JPA exec is arraigned

January 10, 2020

2020's Food Trends Include Oatmeal and Churros

We might also see a boom in elongated bagels.
January 10, 2020

Glad Introduces Recyclable Food Bags

It's a partnership between Oakland-based Clorox and the TerraCycle recycling company.
January 10, 2020

Zachary's Pizza Opens on Grand Avenue

It has a full bar.
January 10, 2020

Thursday's Briefing: Fate of large-scale housing project in Concord remains unclear; Newsom wants to create generic drug label

January 9, 2020

Classrooms Head Into the Woods

Twenty-first century parents embrace the 19th-century idea of the forest school.
January 9, 2020

Outside School Uses Nature as the Classroom

On a typical day at Outside School, everyone meets in the parking lot at Alvarado Park then the class members hike and play observing the abundant wildlife until snack/storybook time. Adventuring continues until lunch at noon, with more stories, and, for the older kids, journaling.
January 9, 2020

Neptune Nature School Is a Coastal Classroom in Alameda

Teachers Barbara Bick and Dan Burr created Neptune Nature School, which adheres to a forest school philosophy, after an Alameda preschool closed its doors mid-season.
January 9, 2020