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And Now, the Linen Guitar

The lightweight instruments are perfect for traveling, sound great, and have roots traced back to Oakland.

Green Businesses Flock to Alameda Point

Natel Energy, Saildrone, and Wrightspeed have followed Makani Power to Alameda Point to create an active green-business incubator.

Sears Building May House Tech Workers

Tech’s footprint in Oakland could grow several sizes overnight if Silicon Valley property manager Lane Partners lures in a major tech firm with its $48 million renovation of the Sears building.

How Comal and Oliveto Turned to Meyer Sound for Noise Control

Comal and Oliveto owe soothing sonic solutions to Meyer Sound of Berkeley and the company’s revolutionary computer-controlled Constellation electronic sound system and Libra sound-absorbent wall panels.

Gais GPS, AllTrails, MapMyHike and Other Apps Make Navigating Easier

When you take off for a hike, make sure you go prepared, particularly for longer treks. And don’t forget your phone—and one or two of these apt mobile apps.

Streetcars Could Return to Oakland as a Broadway Shuttle Upgrade

Google's Field Trip App Offers Details About Where You Travel

Learn more about the familiar and unfamiliar places you travel with the digital guide Field Trip, a free app from Google.

Eat What They Eat With Chefs Feed

Chefs Feed hooks up eaters and experts.

Who is Rhamesis Muncada, and why is he hated in the East Bay?

To some East Bay sports fans, blogger Rhamesis Muncada is as popular as a Denver Broncos fan sitting in the Oakland Coliseum’s Black Hole while wearing a bright orange John Elway jersey. He describes himself as a big A’s fan who merely wants what every admirer of the team craves, a new stadium—except not necessarily in Oakland.

Brooklyn Basin Changes Waterfront

If you went to the Oakland estuary and saw Brooklyn Basin today, it might be hard to envision that this large field of dirt mounds adjacent to derelict warehouse space could one day be a neighborhood destination with as much panache as Lake Merritt or Jack London Square. But Brooklyn Basin developers envision just that: high-rise residences, peaceful parks, coffee shops, famers’ markets, and thriving marinas.