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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

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