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George Cotsirilos Becomes a Full-Time Musician

For more than 40 years, he was a lawyer and law professor with a side gig as a composer and jazz guitarist, which is his main gig now.
May 31, 2018

The Kilduff File: The PauseNow Bus Is a Mobile Meditation Center

Longtime Montclarion Jackie Corwin invites stressed workers in for 15-minute mediation sessions.
May 30, 2018

Tax Time Scammers Return

East Bay residents have been getting calls from aggressive scammers pretending to be IRS agents. Armed with personal information, they threaten victims with arrest unless they pay thousands of dollars.
May 28, 2018

YA Author Mac Barnett Releases Three Books This Year

The Oakland writer loves pranks, joking around with kids, and telling stories.
May 28, 2018

A Primer on the Slow Medicine Movement

Slow medicine is when a doctor has enough time, and the right kind of attentive, uninterrupted time, to sit with a patient, listen, examine, and get to the right diagnosis and treatment.
May 28, 2018

Charter Schools Checked in Richmond

The city council enacted a moratorium on charters in industrial zones, and the school district alleges that one charter-school chain is violating local, state, and federal codes.
May 23, 2018

When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.
May 21, 2018

To Sell or Not to Sell

Is this a good time to sell your home? Experts say it depends largely on whether you plan to stay in the region.
May 17, 2018

Phoenix Armenta Is a ‘Woke Witch’ With Practical Magic

Her Witch’s Walking Tour of Oakland shows off the surprising magic of Lake Merritt’s landscape.
May 16, 2018

New Music From Henry Kaiser

May 15, 2018