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Worth a Twirl

Architect Sabrina Cazarez opens a business where kids can play as they paint, build, sing, dance, swing, or read.

On Safe Ground

An informal poll reveals Alamedans feel safe on the Island.

Mouse or Fairy Doors Spring Up in Alameda

An anonymous Bay Farm dad starts an urban art movement of tiny doors hitting the curbs, trees, and public spaces on the Island and spreads a little whimsy.

Christine Chilcott Needs Teachers’ Help

Paying teachers skilled in Common Core to train their counterparts outside the classroom is one way to better assist learners

Books Inspire the Cocktails of Nick Petrulakis

Bookseller Nick Petrulakis has a bit of a side gig going. He likes cocktails, he likes books, and what could be a more natural pairing?

Making Contact Uses Radio to Amplify the Voiceless

Giving voices to the voiceless is the primary goal of Making Contact, a 29-minute public affairs program produced by the National Radio Project in Oakland.

Thoughts on Technology Use

Everyone loves technology, but use it with reason. If it interferes or overwhelms, dial it down.

How Much Technology is Too Much Technology?

AI machines out-thinking humans, drones spying on the masses, and umbilical-cord-attached smartphones might indicate a little too much tech.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year

She inspired us like no other for this inaugural achievement.

East Bay Residents Who Touched Our Lives

Teachers and leaders, scientists and artists, natives and transplants, these people left the East Bay poorer for their passing but a richer place for the memories, the works, and the legacies they left behind. We bid farewell to the friends and heroes we lost this year and remember the ways that they touched our lives.