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Fourth of July, Berkeley Style

Float in a dragon boat, have fun, and watch fireworks in Berkeley.
July 3, 2019

View Hans Hofmann as a Restless Experimenter

A large retrospective, ‘Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction,’ is at the Berkeley Art Museum, the recipient of a large gift from the artist in 1963.
July 2, 2019

Tuesday's Briefing: Alameda County public defender accuses sheriff's deputies of recording attorney-client calls; Alameda hires school superintendent

July 2, 2019

Nosh Box: Food Independence

Independence Day’s always July’s prime event. And July holds the essence of the “salad days of summer.” That’s actually a Shakespeare idiom from Anthony and Cleopatra that aptly captures the spirit of July—but has nothing to do with first course cold plates, or munching vinaigrette-dressed garden greens. Paraphrasing Wikipedia, it’s a youthful time, accompanied by the inexperience, enthusiasm, idealism, innocence, or indiscretion associated with youth.
July 1, 2019

Popular Music Teacher Helena Jack Gives Up Full-Time Teaching

The beloved and respected band teacher and creator of the award-winning Oakland Eastside All-Star Ensemble reflects on her teaching career.
July 1, 2019

And the Bands Play On In Alameda

A grassroots campaign in favor of music education spares Encinal High School’s band program from budget cuts.
July 1, 2019

Monday’s Briefing: Alameda County supervisors close $60 million budget shortfall; Warriors make a flurry of moves

July 1, 2019

Blue Shield Employees Fulfill Goal of Giving Back

As the official move of Blue Shield of California’s headquarters to downtown Oakland grows closer, the company’s high energy, employee volunteer events are reaching residents across the four corners of the city.
June 28, 2019

Friday’s Briefing: Harris hassles Biden, scores points at Democratic debate; SCOTUS citizenship question from Census

Richmond, Livermore eyeing e-cig bans
June 28, 2019

New Food Media Lab Includes Oaklanders

Its chair was East Bay Express alum John Birdsall.
June 28, 2019