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Tuesday’s Briefing: Lake Merritt Barbecue Incident Sparks Protests

Plus, Oakland City Council to vote today on whether to sell city-owned land to charter school.

Suffering for Art in Historical Prints

New Music From Henry Kaiser

Monday’s Briefing: Oakland City Attorney Says Funding Proposal Partly Illegal

Plus, arrests for DUIs in the Bay Area have declined thanks to ride-sharing services.

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.

Yes to Straws by Request

These Alamedans would be happy to see plastic straws go altogether.

Friday’s Briefing: Brown Proposes Spending $96 Million to Fight Wildfires

Plus, a group of housing activists filed a complaint with the Oakland Public Ethics Commission against Councilmember Abel Guillen.

Seawolf Does Pub Grub With an Ethnic Bent

A dive bar popular with cops becomes a hip neighborhood hangout that puts an ethnic twist on bar food.

Spring Fest Set for Mother’s Day Weekend

SF’s L’acajou Opens an Outlet at Woodminster Plaza

The menu is more expansive, because the Oakland space — formerly the Woodminster Cafe — has more sophisticated cooking facilities.