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Tuesday’s Briefing: Berkeley to Introduce Sweeping Legislation Aimed at Reducing Plastic

Plus, Oakland may use soda tax revenue to install drinking water stations at public schools and child-care centers.

Shattered Glass Ceilings

A Ranch-Style Home Goes Bold With Tile

Some modern tile brings a California ranch-style home into the 21st century.

Bay Area Book Festival Is in April This Year

More than 200 authors come to Berkeley for the Bay Area Book Fest. This year, the theme targets restorative literature and includes more involvement from UC Berkeley.

Rush Bowls to Open in Downtown Oakland

It will offer nutritious meals-in-a-bowl and smoothies on 17th Street.

Monday’s Briefing: Repeal of State Ban on Rent Control May Be Coming to Voters in November; Local Churches are “Divesting” from Police

Plus, the Bay Area has fallen behind on seismic safety.

Wayne Marzolf Builds Houses, Not Walls

From his point of view, he’s just an ordinary guy, though his extraordinary volunteering skills and service say otherwise.

A Group of East Oaklanders Seek to Empower Their Community

It’s an east side story.

Friday’s Briefing: Huge Housing Project Proposed for Oakland’s Waterfront; Elmwood Café Abruptly Closes

Plus, West Oakland is getting a new grocery store.

Building the Future