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Tuesday's Briefing: Oakland Unified cuts budget by $22 million; California Supreme Court rules on pensions

March 5, 2019

Alameda Point Park Moves Closer to Reality

The Navy’s cleanup of an old airfield, known as Site 32, is nearing completion, paving the way for a new park and wetlands.
March 4, 2019

Sheng Thao Breaks Through

The new Oakland city councilmember representing the hills is the first Hmong-American woman elected to that office in the state.
March 4, 2019

Classic Cocktail Classification Depends

East Bay Bartenders are reinventing classic cocktails with interesting twists that make them more appealing than their original iterations.
March 4, 2019

Camp Tawonga Among First to Offer Gender-Fluid Cabins

Parents and campers like Camp Tawonga’s decision to add cabins for gender-expansive campers at its final summer session.
March 4, 2019

Monday Briefing: Oakland teachers are back at work; Peralta chancellor cuts early retirement deal

March 4, 2019

Oakland’s New Good Neighbor - Blue Shield of California

When Blue Shield of California moves its headquarters and 1,200 of its employees to Oakland in late 2019, the company already will have made a positive mark on the community. As part of its 80th anniversary, Blue Shield has launched the “#80forOakland” campaign, which will conduct 80 community service or discovery activities in Oakland prior to the official headquarters’ opening at 601 City Center.
March 1, 2019

Catch Akram Khan’s Swan Song at Zellerbach

The renowned dancer and choreographer is set to retire after this year’s performance of ‘XENOS,’ a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Prometheus.
March 1, 2019

Princess Nokia Plays UC Theater

The intersectional feminist and rapper with bite, aka Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, has a grittier, earthier sound these days.
March 1, 2019

Downtown Oakland and Environs Won’t be a Food Desert Much Longer

In the wake of last fall’s Smart & Final closure, several new stores are opening, and others have raised their profiles, showing that that swath of Oakland may not be such a food desert much longer.
March 1, 2019