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Oakland’s 4505 Burgers & BBQ Roasts a Whole Hog Every Day

Chef/butcher/restaurateur Ryan Farr takes his time — sometimes as long as 18 hours — to barbecue a whole hog at his Laurel district location.
May 10, 2019

Song of the Goat Theatre Brings ‘Lear’ to Zellerbach

This is one-of-a-kind Shakespeare theater with Corsican folk music and Gregorian chants.
May 10, 2019

Friday's Briefing: Oakland Zoo's Benghazi, painter, TV star, giraffe, dies; Berkeley Unified hires new superintendent

May 10, 2019

Tony Sales and The Ardent Sons Release a Debut CD

One of Oakland’s most in-demand jazz session drummers, Sales has a new CD, No More Than This, that shows off an appealing range of styles.
May 9, 2019

Mulatu Astatke, the Patriarch of Ethio-jazz, Plays UC Theater

Mulatu Astatke created a new sound by melding of Amharic scales and Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz instrumentation and improvisation.
May 9, 2019

Lucky Lager Beer Gets an East Bay Rebirth

San Leandro's 21st Amendment now brews and cans it.
May 8, 2019

Alameda County Tourism Is Booming

Visitors spent even more here last year than they did the year before.
May 8, 2019

Boot & Shoe Service Launches Brunch

It starts on May 11.
May 8, 2019

Oakland Symphony Collaborates for ‘West Side Story’ Production

The May 10 Paramount Theatre production is a celebratory centennial concert of Bernstein’s legacy to American music.
May 8, 2019

Alameda Climate Restoration Circle Changes the Conversation About Global Warming

Sheila Jacobs jokingly calls the group “Climate-teers” because its members are like superheroes working behind the scenes to heal the planet.
May 8, 2019