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Readers React to Lyme Disease Story

Lyme disease sufferers sympathize with Shona Curley’s Lyme disease article and express frustration over how little is known about diagnosing and treating it.
March 8, 2019

Go With the Flow

An Emeryville company has nourished the East Bay’s flow arts scene.
March 5, 2019

Sheng Thao Breaks Through

The new Oakland city councilmember representing the hills is the first Hmong-American woman elected to that office in the state.
March 4, 2019

Classic Cocktail Classification Depends

East Bay Bartenders are reinventing classic cocktails with interesting twists that make them more appealing than their original iterations.
March 4, 2019

Downtown Oakland and Environs Won’t be a Food Desert Much Longer

In the wake of last fall’s Smart & Final closure, several new stores are opening, and others have raised their profiles, showing that that swath of Oakland may not be such a food desert much longer.
March 1, 2019

Readers Concerned About Lead Paint

They also have opinions on street murals and our person of the year.
February 19, 2019

Oakland Schools Go Back to the Future With Vo-Tech

Oakland has revitalized its vocational tech programs, recognizing that the “college-for-all” craze failed to train youth for well-paying, skilled-trades jobs.
February 13, 2019

Skilled-Trades Education Makes a Comeback

OUSD is re-thinking vocational education training, giving it a new name and new resources to enable students to earn good wages at good blue-collar jobs.
February 11, 2019

Bringing ‘Light and Love’

Theresa Gonzales, the new executive director of Oakland’s Centro Legal de La Raza, is combatting the current climate of “fear and isolation” for immigrants and people of color.
February 6, 2019

Aisha Wahab Makes History

The 31-year-old Hayward resident became the first Afghan American elected to public office in the United States.
February 4, 2019