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New Works About the Current Condition

This month features an anthology of writers edited by John Freeman, new music from Emily Jane White, and contemporary words of wisdom from Ishmael Reed.
December 20, 2019

Friday's Briefing: Oakland councilmember hurts back after gunfire erupts; Barbara Lee praised at Democratic debate

December 20, 2019

Thursday's Briefing: Oakland city administrator is calling it quits; State to study single-payer health insurance

December 19, 2019

A Cartoonist’s Daughter, Janet Murphy, Reinvents Herself

Now widowed, Janet Murphy lets ‘Justa Sketch’ loose on Facebook and turns her strip into a calendar.
December 19, 2019

There’s a Toad in My Tea

Tea lovers are having some fun with Chinese clay tea pets.
December 19, 2019

Wednesday's Briefing: Bay Area Air District pays $4 million whistleblower settlement; Impeachment rallies in the East Bay

December 18, 2019

Tomas Moniz’s Book Is a Love Letter to Berkeley

‘Big Familia’ explores Latinx culture through the eyes of a single dad raising a teenager in a gentrifying city.
December 18, 2019

The Best East Bay Books of 2019

It’s been a year of fantastic travel in pages by Bay Area writers, so here’s what you need to read.
December 18, 2019

Tuesday's Briefing: Oakland may amend condo conversion ordinance, give tenants a discount if they purchase the unit

December 17, 2019

Northbrae’s Hopkins Street Beckons With Shopping Ops

Hopkins Street lets you shop small in a big way.
December 17, 2019