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The Advocate

Jon Eldan runs the only nonprofit dedicated to helping exonerees throughout the country — out of his Lower Rockridge home.
February 12, 2018

Artist Carol Aust Contemplates in Hues

Oakland artist puts existential topics on canvas and wood for a soulful conversation.
February 9, 2018

Oakland Lawyer Jasmine Guillory Writes a Romance Novel

Her debut novel, The Wedding, features Alexa, who is black, making her a rare person of color in the overwhelmingly white world of romance novels.
February 8, 2018

I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Bioplastics

Richmond’s Full Cycle Bioplastics looks to a green future.
February 7, 2018

The Kilduff Files: Santiago Rizzo Has Made an Authentic Film About Coming of Age in Berkeley

It’s also won awards. But will any movie studios distribute it?
February 5, 2018

The Town’s Baker

Yahshimabet Sellassie runs a thriving baking company.
February 5, 2018

Taking on Tesla

Alameda attorney Bryan Schwartz has filed a class-action case against Elon Musk’s electric car company, alleging racial discrimination.
February 5, 2018

Editor's Note: We’re Monthly Now

February 2, 2018

Our Backyard: It’s Past Time for Censure

The $4.3 million judgments against the city of Oakland and Desley Brooks were the last straw.
February 1, 2018

What Ever Happened to the Rotary Nature Center?

The storied center of Lake Merritt’s wildlife refuge closed for refurbishing last year. And it remains shuttered, raising doubts about its future.
January 31, 2018