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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

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.
May 14, 2018

Radio-Active Latin Jazz

Pianist Arturo O’Farrill is at the center of a bona fide Latin jazz dynasty, but he didn’t embrace his family legacy until well into adulthood.
May 10, 2018

In Honor of Others

Arif Khatib has devoted the past two decades to honoring overlooked athletes, community leaders, and youth while garnering little recognition of his own.
May 10, 2018

The 15th Assembly District Race Is a Wide-Open Affair

Twelve candidates are running for the East Bay district in the June primary, and at least seven appear to have a shot at garnering one of the top two spots.
May 8, 2018

Kelly Corrigan Spreads Words Coast to Coast

As Notes & Words approaches, the Piedmont fundraiser, podcaster, and New York Times best-selling author is learning how to say yes and no.
May 8, 2018

Oakland Loses a Part of Its History

Neglected by the city for decades, the historic Miller Avenue library that first opened in 1918 was destroyed in a fire on Feb. 28 and is now gone forever.
May 7, 2018

Will Oakland Embrace Car-Free Living?

Patrick Kennedy says he can create lots of middle-class housing next to West Oakland BART — but only if he doesn’t have to build parking.
April 30, 2018

Spring Break, Y’all

April 30, 2018