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Oakland Magazine

Supervisor Nate Miley Faces a Credible Candidate

Bryan Parker challenges the incumbent who is running on his track record—one Parker finds lacking.
May 5, 2016

Francesco’s Serves Its Last Italian Feast

The green-white-and-red Hegenberger Road fixture populated by labor leaders and sports greats shuts for good.
April 30, 2016

Tarnel Abbott Ponders Jack London’s Legacy

A retired librarian and the great-granddaughter of the famously rakish writer shares her penchant for socialism—a chip off the old block.
April 20, 2016

Movie Theater Chains Imitate Mom and Pops

They’re trying to get more butts in seats by letting patrons watch, say, The Big Short with a Blue Moon in hand. Whether it’s working is another question altogether.
April 16, 2016

Bay Bridge Bike Path Takes Forever

One day it will be a bridge to somewhere—Treasure Island, which beckons with a popular flea market, urban wineries, and other coming attractions.
April 10, 2016

Mendocino Goes Crabless for Big Festival

This year’s 16th annual Crab, Wine & Beer Festival in Mendocino County was missing a main ingredient, Dungeness crab, but organizers, chefs, judges, attendees didn’t let that get them down.
April 4, 2016

Jackson, Gans Commemorate the Grateful Dead

Two Haddon Hill neighbors, friends, and Dead scholars have published a well-received book about their favorite band.
March 26, 2016

Hayward Is Chic But Not Too Chic

The next big low-key thing is Hayward, thanks to a burgeoning downtown with healthy nightlife and other crowd magnets.
March 20, 2016

Ronald Broach Spreads the Tenets of BOSS

The nonprofit he works for puts those who have fallen victim to the perils of poor choices, bad luck, even crime on the road to success.
March 16, 2016

Protecting Kids from Sexual Exploitation

Folks like Falilah Bilal of MISSSEY and youth advocate Venus Rodriguez of Not For Sale work have to combat what’s perceived as a big problem in the Bay Area—the commercial sexual exploitation of children
March 10, 2016